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John C Orick

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Purdue Master Gardener State Coordinator
Horticulture Room 314
Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
625 Agricultural Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

John Orick earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Purdue University in Turfgrass Science. John’s work experience includes nearly 10 years in the golf course maintenance industry, including 4 years as an assistant golf course superintendent at two different Indiana golf courses. He served as a Purdue Extension Educator in Madison County for 16 years. John currently serves as Purdue Master Gardener State Coordinator in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. John has worked on teams to develop Extension programs such as Purdue Master Gardeners…Growing Through Leadership and the Purdue Rainscaping Education Program. He provides leadership for the administration of the Purdue Master Gardener Program statewide. 

Awards & Honors

(2017) PUCESA Team Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association.

(2019) PUCESA Leadership Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association.

(2018) 2018 PUCESA Early Career Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association.

Selected Publications

Orick, J. (2019). Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program Policy Guide (MG-5-W)- Revised 2019. Retrieved from https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=MG-5-W

Lerner, R., Whitford, F., McKinley, S., & Ruhl, G. (2018). Retaining Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. (https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PPP-123.pdfhttps://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PPP-123.pdf), 9. Retrieved from https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PPP-123.pdf

Orick, J. (2014). Purdue Master Gardener Program Policy Guide. (MG-5-W), 17. Retrieved from https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=MG-5-W#.VMFxFGN_se8

Ayres, J., & Orick, J. (2014). Purdue Master Gardeners...Growing Through Leadership Host Toolkit. (MG-6), 84.

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

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