OFA –an Association Of Floriculture Professionals is calling this year’s Short Course a success. Held in Columbus, Ohio from July 12-15, OFA reports approximately 10,000 floriculture professionals attended the show. It hosted 1,500 trade show booths and offered more than 130 educational sessions.
This year, we collaborated on a group blog with the staff of sister publication, Today’s Garden Center magazine, to cover both the greenhouse and retail garden center sides of the show. Check out http://onlocationshortcourse.blogspot.com for:
– The interesting products we saw on the show floor.
– Educational session highlights.
–News that broke at the show, including FloraStar’s final
donation to the industry.
–Information on the charity events that took place at Short Course.
–Coverage of our Top 100 Growers breakfast and our Medal of Excellence awards.
Congratulations To The Winners
At Short Course, we present Medal Of Excellence Awards to the breeders who introduce the best new varieties at California Pack Trials.
The Industry’s Choice award is selected by an esteemed panel of industry experts, Editor’s Choice is awarded by Editor Delilah Onofrey, and Reader’s Choice is selected by you, our readers, in an online poll
The winners of this year’s Medal
of Excellence Awards are:
Industry’s Choice: Ptilotus ‘Joey’ by Benary
Editor’s Choice: Royal Hawaiian colocasia, introduced by Plant Haven
Reader’s Choice: Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye Gold’ by Goldsmith
Honors previously announced include the Industry Achievement award to Benary and the Marketer of the Year to Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses. Congratulations to all the winners.
Online Only: For all the coverage of OFA Short Course 2008, visit our Short Course blog, a joint effort with sister publication Today’s Garden Center.