February 26, 2014

Hire Attitude And Train For Aptitude

Lloyd Traven explains why 80 percent of his team is age 30 and under, how that's working out for Peace Tree Farm now and where it will lead in the future.

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Richard Jones

February 18, 2014

Growers Must Be Willing To Let Go Of Old Business Models [Opinion]

A whole new breed of customers is rising — one that wants something different. The growers who will be the most successful are the ones who figure out what those consumers want and how they can provide it.

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February 10, 2014

Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship Winner Shares International Internship Experience

Brooke Gasteyer, a University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior, long dreamed of traveling to Europe for a horticulture internship. Her dream became a reality when she was awarded the 2013 Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship, funded by the American Floral Endowment (AFE) and the David Colegrave Foundation.

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January 20, 2014

America In Bloom Spreads The Word About The Benefits Of Plants [Opinion]

Beautification efforts through America In Bloom benefit communities through environmental services, economic paybacks and health and well-being enhancements -- and they also benefit our industry.

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January 20, 2014

Ethnic Produce Has Potential For Greenhouse Growers

As U.S. population demographics change, the market potential for non-traditional vegetable and herb niches may end up being very profitable for greenhouse growers.

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January 20, 2014

College Of Knowledge Reborn As Online Education

The Michigan State University Extension Floriculture program has launched the first in a series of affordable self-paced online courses to help growers develop their production skills.

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Richard Jones

January 20, 2014

A Grower’s Best Resource Is Other Growers

If you have a problem in the greenhouse, you know there are hundreds of other growers scratching their heads over the same subject right now. Some of them are coming up with ways to do things better.

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The Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation

January 16, 2014

2014-15 Shinoda Scholarship Applications Available

A key opportunity is available for students planning a career in floriculture, Shinoda applications should be completed and returned by March 30, 2014.

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January 14, 2014

Horticulture Students: Apply For AFE’s Paid Floriculture Internships By March 1

The deadline for online applications for the American Floral Endowment (AFE) Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program is March 1.

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January 2, 2014

Growers Invest In Consumer Education And Retailer Relationships

Greenhouse Grower's State Of The Industry survey goes beyond the numbers to find out what growers are doing to support the GROW Initiative by helping consumers be more successful, understanding and work with their own customers better, and investing in our industry.

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January 2, 2014

Sellable Benefits Of Community Gardens

Community and urban gardens are increasingly popular throughout the country and are a great way to cultivate new customers and invest in the industry. By coordinating or supporting these projects, growers and retailers are connecting more deeply with their communities and introducing gardening to a new audience that previously may not have had the space, resources, knowledge or even interest to grow something of their own. According to the 2011-2012 Community Gardening Organization Survey, conducted by the American Community Gardening Association and Rutgers University, participants in community gardens identified the following benefits they received. This list is a great tool for building interest with today’s greener, more urban, more local-focused consumers: Source: Community Gardening Organization Survey 2011-2012, conducted by the American Community Gardening Association and Rutgers University.  

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