Aron Hoff of Meyers Fruit Farms and Greenhouses in Niagara on the Lake, ON, Canada, was named Head Grower of the Year at Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of Excellence, held July 17 at Cultivate’17 in Columbus, OH. Hoff was also recognized for Excellence In Leadership, based on his ability to listen to his team of growers and to work with them closely on a day-to-day basis, while constantly seeking to hone his leadership skills.
“Everyone on my team is an inspiration, and this award is a testament to what they’ve done in challenging me to always do better,” said Hoff in accepting the award.
Hoff carries out his leadership in an impressive manner. His team of seven growers meets weekly to discuss crop issues, new trials and varieties, crop response to environmental changes, and other issues of importance. He encourages the growers to produce ideas to facilitate positive change.
Learn more about why Hoff was a finalist, and eventual winner, of the Head Grower of the Year award.
The Head Grower of the Year award is sponsored by BASF.
“This award is about an individual who, through their experience, skill, wisdom, and leadership, demonstrates the best of what all growers should strive to achieve,” said Joe Lara, Senior Product Manager – Turf & Ornamentals with BASF’s Professional & Specialty Solutions division.