Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Grower of the Year Ivan Tchakarov accepts challenges, embraces the latest technology and leads his team with a positive attitude.
In a talk at Cultivate’14, Gardening With a Y – Getting To Know Your Customers, Kelly Norris of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden touched on the issues surrounding Generation X and Y gardeners, and what the future holds for horticulture.
A panel of young professionals representing all levels of the floriculture industry supply chain discussed the disconnects in communication from the breeder level all the way down to the retailer, and how to overcome the malaise that exists between the involved parties.
Tagawa Greenhouses has spent the past year improving its production team, in part by tapping into young talent. Blending new employees fresh out of college with more experienced staff has yielded positive results for the company.
Metrolina Greenhouse’s Director of Growing Ivan Tchakarov was named Grower of the Year at Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of Excellence, held July 14 at Cultivate’14 in Columbus, Ohio.
Tagawa Greenhouses’ has recently taken steps toward improving its operations, which largely involved expanding and improving its production team. The production staff is now made up of many individuals from the younger generation. Meet some of the individuals who have worked their way up to management roles before the age of 30.
The 2014 Seeley Summit offered growers and industry professionals information and strategies for dealing with the issue of water scarcity.
The theme of this year’s Seeley Summit was “Water: Horticulture’s Next Game Changer.” The summit provided an opportunity for industry members to learn and develop strategies to tackle the issue of water scarcity.
The urban greenhouse has been operating for almost a year and a half, and has spent that time refining its product mix and building its staff with workers hired from the surrounding neighborhood
Grower acquisitions throughout the year, bankruptcy, closed doors, new operations, reduced square footage and changing business status have reconstructed Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list, yet again.