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.
Rocket Farms was the exclusive floral provider for an Oscars pre-party event this year, providing decor and gifting 160 orchids for nominees and the press.
California is experiencing one of its driest years in history, and growers all over the state are searching for the best way to handle higher water costs and possible water use restrictions.
For the second year, Metrolina Greenhouses turned to consumers to find out what they want in a plant and what they would choose as their top pick. The grower held its second annual Plant Of The Year Contest to determine a new winner for 2014. A group of 53 panelists were given two months to try out 10 different plants, and in the end, vote for their favorite.