Blue Apron offers consumers fresh foods ordered online and delivered to their doors.

March 27, 2014

Online Services Offer Consumers Ready-To-Cook Ingredients

Services like BlueApron.com and Plated.com deliver fresh foods to online customers. Are these services a potential distribution channel for greenhouse growers who produce vegetables as gap crops? You decide.

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The inaugural Executive Academy For Growth & Leadership (EAGL) class

February 26, 2014

Growers Complete EAGL Executive Leadership Program For Commercial Horticulture

The Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) Program is a one-year executive education program, developed specifically for business leaders in the nursery and greenhouse production industry.

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Modern Sprout hydroponic planter

February 26, 2014

Modern Sprout Planters Create Successful Windowsill Gardens

Modern Sprout creators Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows are condo dwellers who were looking for a solution for successful cultivation of plants indoors.

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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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