Ferriss, Terry

Terry Ferriss

Professor of Horticulture
member of graduate faculty

Plant and Earth Science
Office: 306 Ag Science Building
Phone: 715-425-3852

Email: terry.l.ferriss@uwrf.edu


B.S. Colorado State University
M.S. Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Courses Taught:

Horticulture 169          Introduction to Horticulture
Horticulture 245          Interior Plantscapes
Horticulture 268          Herbaceous Perennials
Horticulture 270/370   Horticulture Internship
Horticulture 310          Greenhouse Management
Horticulture 420          Floriculture Production
Horticulture 485          Horticulture Senior Seminar


Greenhouse and floriculture crop production; Herbaceous Perennials, General Horticulture

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Professional Horticulturist – American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Certified Professional - MN Nursery and Landscape Association

Scholarly Activity Interests:

  • Internships for Undergraduate Students
  • Horticulture Certification – including program development
  • Independent Study and Undergraduate Research for Horticulture
  • Assessment of Undergraduate Horticulture Curriculum


2012 Fellows Award, American Society for Horticultural Science
2009, 2012
UWRF Compass Award for Outstanding Advising and Support for First Year Students
Advisor of the Year Award, UWRF
National Fellow, Pi Alpha Xi, National Honor Society for Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture
USDA National Excellence in Teaching Award, North Central Region
1992, 95, 96, 97, 98
Woody Kaline Coaches Award for coaching the first place team at the National Intercollegiate Floral Crop Evaluation contest
Bronze Award, Wisconsin Garden Club Federation - highest award given to non-members
UWRF Distinguished Teacher of the Year  
Wisconsin Honorary State FFA Degree
Outstanding Undergraduate Horticulture Educator Award, National Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science
Outstanding Teacher in the College of Agriculture at UWRF, award sponsored by NACTA
Honorary membership into UWRF Alpha Tau Alpha in recognition of strength in teaching and contribution to the UWRF Horticulture Program