June 23, 2009
Who Will Be Our Next Grower Of The Year?
Progressive growers move our industry forward and deserve to be recognized. Greenhouse Grower has partnered with BASF Turf & Ornamentals to take our traditional Grower of the Year recognition to the next level by creating a true industry award. For the first time, we opened up the award to industry nominations and have a panel reaching a consensus on finalists and our next Grower of the Year. In the nominations process, we sought growers who: • Exemplify modern, high quality production practices. • Are innovative marketers. • Are strong on customer service. • Embrace technology. • Demonstrate industry leadership. Our panel consisted of myself, Associate Professor Paul Fisher of the University of Florida, our past two Growers of the Year – Mark Elzinga of Elzinga & Hoeksema Greenhouses and Juan St. Amant of Plug Connection − and Steve Larson, national ornamentals account manager for BASF. Larson, who holds bachelor’s and […]
October 27, 2008
Elzinga & Hoeksema is Grower of the Year [Slideshow]
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December 5, 2007
2007 Grower Of The Year: The Plug Connection
Built On Integrity Greenhouse Grower is proud to recognize The Plug Connection as its 2007 Grower of the Year. There’s a saying that you’re only as good as your last sale or last interaction with your customer. For 20 years, The Plug Connection in Vista, Calif., has humbly built its reputation as the preferred West Coast young plant supplier by taking care of customers, large and small, and making them successful with each transaction, as well as bigger picture programs. Ranked at No. 5 on our Top 25 Young Plant Growers producing 220 million plugs and liners, Plug Connection is unique in its independence. Other young plant growers of their stature are closely aligned with specific breeders and brokers. Plug Connection serves an extensive network of 27 brokers supplying a complete range of annuals, perennials, grasses, herbs and vegetables from seed and cuttings. Plug Connection also has built a reputation […]