40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Robin Ruether


Kansas State University Horticulture Research and Extension Center, Olathe, Kansas

Job Title

Manager of Flower Trials and Prairie Star Program


Manages a flower trial site that provides information to breeders and the regional horticulture industry, and authors a blog on flower varieties tested by KSU. Serves as an All-America Selections judge and contributes to the National Plant Trials Database.


Rhyme Time: For special family occasions and other events, Robin puts on her poet’s hat and composes rhyming poems.

Fun Facts

Ticket to Ride: Robin likes to travel and explore new places. “I’ve always enjoyed Quebec City since it feels like you’re in Europe, but without the long plane ride.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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