May 30, 2007

Tim Higham On Gasoline Prices

The recent rise in gas prices affects everyone, unless you have the luxury of passing your costs onto your customers. However, most of us don’t. For more, visit: http://www.greenhousegrower.com/blogs/higham.html

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May 23, 2007

New Floriculture Chair At TAMU

Dr. Charlie Hall has been named the new holder of the Ellen and Jim Ellison Chair in International Floriculture at Texas A&M University. For the past five years, Hall has been a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Tennessee and previously was a Texas Cooperative Extension Specialist. For more information on this endowed chair, visit: http://ellisonchair.tamu.edu

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May 23, 2007

Vinny Naab On Making Up Sales

This season obviously has been a huge struggle for all suppliers and retailers across the Northern part of the country and the Atlantic coastal markets in the North. This has really tested their limits as a supplier. The question is, “How far back can anyone come when you are down around 50 percent from a year ago, after what should have been your best couple of weeks in April?” For more, visit: http://www.greenhousegrower.com/blogs/vinny.html

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May 16, 2007

Seeley Conference Addresses Profit Squeeze

The title and topic of this year’s Seeley Conference is “Profit Squeeze: Is There A Solution?” The emphasis won’t be on cost cutting but on aligning your operation to benefit your customer. Dates are June 23-26 at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. For more details, visit: http://www.hort.cornell.edu/seeleyconference

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February 21, 2007

Wal-Mart Veteran Founds Logistics Company

John Orendorff has left his position as DMM at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to serve as General Manager and equity partner of a newly-formed live goods logistics company, GardenReady Solutions. Over his fifteen years of service at Wal-Mart, Orendorff has identified an unfulfilled need in the live goods industry, and is partnering with an investment group from Texas to address the increasing challenge that growers are having getting product on retail shelves at both the right time and in the right quantities. Garden Ready Solutions will assist live goods growers across the country with the increasing logistical burden of distributing product to an expanding retail market. Garden Ready’s first cross dock facility will be located in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, with plans of expanding to additional markets throughout the Southwest and beyond in the coming years. Garden Ready’s services will allow growers to deliver smaller quantities of live goods, but on […]

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January 31, 2007

IT FAQ Page

We’ll be building this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page as a resource to address your information technology (IT) concerns, so feel free to email us at [email protected] with your questions (we’re open to answers too!) and we’ll do our best to help spread the word. Click on a question below to jump down the page to the answer you’re looking for. Q: Are there ways to help a SMB business owner assure his employees are making productive use of the internet? Q: What can a small company with a handful of computers and a small network do about this real spam problem? Q: How do I tell if my computer has a virus? Managing Junk e-mail (Windows) Managing Junk e-mail (Mac) Grower Examples & Tips: GroLink, Aggman, Post Gardens Q: Why is spam increasing, and why isn’t the government stopping it? Q: How reliable is satellite Internet? PC Magazine Downloads […]

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