Mohamad Khan has been the Horticulture Field Specialist for Iowa State University Extension for over 25 years. Living in Iowa visited with Mohamad Khan as he went about his many responsibilities. We caught up with him at WHO radio where he hosts a Sunday morning show called "Gardening Today." Then, we went along with Mohamad as he showed people how to prune trees in one of his Master Gardeners Classes, a program that involves 40 hours of intensive training in horticulture and related fields.
We also traveled to the Mitchellville Women's Correctional Institution where Mohamad not only teaches gardening skills to inmates, but offers classes on Islamic teachings. Mohamad is Muslim and considered a leader in Iowa's Muslim community. He invited us to attend his grandson's Akika, a Muslim celebration when a child is born. And, he taught us about the five principles of Islam and other information about his religion.