Merian Wacker Master Grower

Albuquerque, NM
HydroponicsIPMirrigationnutrient managementPlant Management

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Meri Wacker



·         Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

·         New Mexico State University: 2013-2017


Relevant Experience

Master Grower at CSS Farms (Colorado City, CO)

July 2018-May 2020

·         Managed NFT greenhouse

·         Nutrient Management

·         Oversaw IPM: scouting and pesticide application

·         Hold a Private Pesticide Applicator’s License for the state of Colorado

·         Developed and maintained records

·         Oversaw irrigation maintenance

·         Developed, ran, and analyzed nutrient trials

·         Oversaw the greenhouse monitoring system


Plant Science Intern: Systems at The Land Greenhouse (Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL)

June 2017-June 2018

·         Maintained and fixed irrigation and systems

·         Operated the following systems: Nutrient Film Technique, Ebb and Flood, Drip, Sand Culture, Bag Culture, Dutch Bucket, Deep Water Culture, High Wire/Lean-And-Lower, and Aquaponics

·         Oversaw maintenance of lights, fans, cooling systems, etc.

·         Built and installed irrigation, framework, and decorative items

·         Maintained overall health of over 150 different food crops

·         Lead one-hour tours, totaling 189 tours to over 2000 people

·         Created the Standard Operating Guide for the position


President of the NMSU Horticulture Forum (Las Cruces, NM)

May 2015-May 2017

(January 2014-May 2015, Member)

·         Managed a small scale (3,000ft2) greenhouse

·         Managed member recruitment, meetings, marketing, and project development

·         Launched and managed all seasonal plant sales

·         Treasurer and Secretary for the organization


***Experience detailed further in Resume document***


August 2013-May 2017 Bachelor of Science, Horticulture at New Mexico State University