Horticulture graduate featured in Washington Post article

Cincinnati State graduate Julie Flickner was featured (including a photo) in a Washington Post article published Nov. 6, 2018, about “high tech farmers” in Cincinnati who are using LED lighting to grow plants with renewable energy and much less water than conventional farming.

Professor Heather Augustine said Julie earned the Sustainable Horticulture associate’s degree as well as the Sustainable Agriculture Management certificate.

Cincinnati State also offers associate’s degrees in Landscape Horticulture and Turfgrass Management.

“Julie is now a full-time farmer at 80 Acres Farms on Estes Avenue, the location featured in the newspaper story,” Heather said.

“I took the Introduction to Urban Agriculture class to 80 Acres Farms recently, and Julie led the tour,” Heather added. “The Sustainable Agriculture students were impressed to see where a degree from Cincinnati State can take you!”