April 22, 2017
American Floral Endowment Announces Winners of 2017 Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship and Altman Family Scholarships
Four students pursuing careers in horticulture now have scholarships to help them along the way, thanks to the American Floral Endowment.
April 15, 2017
How Oregon Growers Are Making Lean Improvements With Help From Their Peers
The Oregon Nursery Lean Consortium recently helped two Pacific Northwest growers realize significant productivity gains and labor savings.
April 11, 2017
New Infographic Highlights Economic Impact of Plants
A new report from the National Institute for Consumer Horticulture shows how horticulture positively affects people’s lives wherever they live, work, shop, and play.
March 30, 2017
Webinar to Offer Tips on Properly Managing Your Business for Growth
“How to Survive and Thrive: New Revenue Building Tools for Growers,” presented by Socius, takes place on April 6.
March 29, 2017
How You Can Embrace Greenhouse Food Production With Confidence
Maintaining balance, learning continuously, and seeking support will help make your transition into producing greenhouse food crops a smooth one.
March 27, 2017
Your Help is Needed to Save H-2B Returning Worker Exemption
AmericanHort is leading the charge on this effort, but you can also help by contacting your elected officials via phone calls and social media, or by sending AmericanHort your personal story.
March 25, 2017
What Marketing Approach Can Attracts the Most Customers to Your Greenhouse?
Inc.com surveyed more than a thousand customers to find out which marketing strategies worked best to entice them to try out a new business
March 24, 2017
New Horticulturist At Hoffman Nursery Will Focus On Developing New And Better Products
Leanne Kenealy, who brings great experience in plant evaluation, says introducing consumers to new plants can hopefully generate renewed excitement for gardening.
March 22, 2017
National Garden Bureau’s New Website Features Mobile-Friendly Design, Marketing Tools
The new site is designed to serve as a home base to drive traffic from NGB’s social media community to one central location.
March 21, 2017
How Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Can Prepare for a Product Recall
The United Fresh Produce Association is holding a Recall Ready Workshop in April that is designed to help growers properly manage a recall, from liability to communications.
March 16, 2017
How Brand Enthusiasts Can Be Your Most Loyal Customers
A marketing expert shares three core principles that direct-to-consumer companies can follow to create brand enthusiasts.
March 14, 2017
Expanded Customer Footprint, E-Commerce, Succession Key Aspects of Delray Plants Purchase by Costa Farms
Costa Farms' acquisition of indoor foliage producer Delray Plants rocked the industry, but the story behind Delray Plants' sale is the same as for many growers struggling with succession planning. For Costa Farms, the strategic purchase expands its customer footprint and also fast tracks its foray into e-commerce.
March 14, 2017
AmericanHort’s First-Ever CareerUP Event to Take Place at Cultivate’17
CareerUP is a day-long workshop that is designed to provide the skills, information, and inspiration that young professionals need to advance their careers, love their jobs, and help the industry grow.
March 12, 2017
Horticulture Research Institute Rings in New Year With New Officers and Donor Recognition
More than 150 industry professionals attended a reception at MANTS, which introduced new officers and celebrated the more than $190,000 in donations for HRI research fostering business-building knowledge for the horticultural industry.
March 10, 2017
Costa Farms Expands With Purchase of Indoor Houseplant Grower Delray Plants
Costa Farms annnounced March 10 that it has acquired Delray Plants, one of the leaders in the indoor houseplant industry. The two operations are committed to the same values, principles, and goals to grow the industry, and will fit well together to accomplish this, say Randy Gilde, CEO of Delray Plants, and Joche Smith, CEO of Costa Farms.