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Vic and Margaret Ball Internship Reports

Below are Ball internship reports from students who performed commercial production internships through the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program.  In addition to receiving a paid internship experience, each also received a scholarship upon completion of their internship.

Kyle Craft – University of Georgia
Internship at Smith Gardens
Ian Johnson – Iowa State University
Internship at Len Busch Roses
Ryan Niepagan – Iowa State University

Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Kimberly Cooper – University of Georgia
Internship at Green Circle GrowersRachel Peterson
Gergely Motolai – Kansas State University
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Danielle Haynos – Kansas State University
Internship at Neal Mast and Sons Greenhouses
Conner Nickerson – Kansas State University
Internship at D.S. Cole Growers
Markis Hill – Kansas State University
Internship at Swift Greenhouses
Laura Coggan – Virginia Tech
Internship at Mast Young Plants
Thomas Brumblow – University of Georgia
Internship at Heronswood
Kahli Connolly – University of Maine
Internship at North Creek Nurseries
Nicolette Malifitano – University of Maine
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Amanda Woolley – Kansas State University
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Curtis Partain – Kansas State University
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Emily Currens – University of Georgia
Internship at Neal Mast Greenhouses
Hauk Boyes – Cornell University
Internship at Ball Horticultural Company
Mary Lewis – University of Georgia
Internship at Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts
Maria Fox – Iowa State University
Internship at Green Circle GrowersDSC02479
Rachel Peterson – Kansas State University
Internship at Silver Vase, Inc.
Michael Del Valle Jr. – University of Georgia
Internship at The Sun Valley Group
Kendell Lolley – Kansas State University
Internship at Smith Gardens
Matthew Briggs – Kansas State University
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Kara Williamson – Walters State Community College
Internship at Welby GardensMe by Company Sign
Hilari Woodard – Kansas State University
Internship at The Sun Valley Group
Ashley Brinegar – Texas A&M University
Internship at Welby Gardens
Josh Henry – The Ohio State University
Internship at Smith Gardens
Andrew Payton – University of Georgia
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Mitchell Haase – University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Kaylee South – University of Georgia
Internship at The Sun Valley Group
Eric Stallknecht – University of Georgia
Internship at The Sun Valley Group
William English – University of Georgia
Internship at Metrolina Greenhouses
Brianna Dorrell – Colorado State University
Internship at Smith Gardens
John Morgan – University of Georgia 
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Jason Henry – Cornell University
Internship at Metrolina Greenhouses
Leah Malvar – University of Arkansas
Ball Internship at The Sun Valley Group
Elizabeth Brooks – University of Georgia
Ball Internship at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

“I really enjoyed working at Goldsmith Seeds, Inc. This was one of the best summers I have had in a very long time. I was able to meet people that enriched my life and I visited places that I will never forget. I am thankful that the Vic and Margaret Ball Internship program allowed me to work in a different part of the country that I would have not visited otherwise.”– Shawn Appling, University of Georgia

Ashley Martin – University of Georgia
Ball Internship at The Sun Valley Group
Nicholas Flax – Iowa State University
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Caroline Hooks – West Virginia University
Internship at Metrolina Greenhouses
Brittaney Nelson – Virginia Tech
Internship at Welby Gardens
Melanie Rausch – University of Georgia
Internship at Peace Tree Farm
Mark Keeley – University of Florida
Internship at Bell Nursery USA
Dominic Vercelote – University of Georgia
Internship at The Sun Valley Group
Kenneth McCabe – Iowa State University
Internship at Skagit Gardens
Aric Compliment – College of Dupage
Internship at Heartland Growers
Amy Hinkle – Penn State University
Internship at Bear Creek FarmsIntern Photo
Joanna Kusilek – University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Internship at Bob’s Market & Greenhouse
Rachel Palmer – University of Minnesota
Internship at Metrolina Greenhouses
Anna Linder – University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Joshua Craver – Mississippi State University
Internship at Metrolina Greenhouses
Lola Siboldi – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Internship at The Sun Valley Group
Susanna Whelan – Texas A & M University
Internship at Molbak’s Home and Garden
Tha Cha – University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Kyle Harger – University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Internship at Walter’s Gardens
Erik Edwards – University of Georgia
Internship at Pacific Plug & LinerPurpleTulips
Charlotte Vetter – South Dakota University
Internship at Syngenta/Goldsmith Seeds
Jane Hall – University of Massachusetts
Internship at D.S. Cole Growers
Julia Christian – The University of Idaho
Internship at Molbak’s Home and Garden
Kaeli McIntire – Illinois Central College
Internship at Welby Gardens
Kellie Walters – Iowa State University
Internship at Molbak’s
Jacob Kluza – University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Internship at Skagit Gardens
Kristina Leader – University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Internship at Tagawa Greenhousessunflower3
Ramanda Maves – University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Charles McKenzie – University of Georgia
Internship at Tagawa Greenhouses
Ryan Dickson – University of Florida
Internship at Welby Gardens