Weigela Czechmark (Spring Meadow Nursery)

December 8, 2017

Spring Meadow’s New Logo Highlights Focus on New, Colorful Shrubs

In a move that highlights its commitment to developing new, colorful flowering shrubs, Spring Meadow Nursery has unveiled a new logo.

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HortScholars

December 8, 2017

HortScholars Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018

Do you know any college students currently in a horticulture-related program? This unique program gives them a chance to connect with industry leaders and make new connections at Cultivate.

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Kellee O'Reilly

December 5, 2017

We Are Not Immune: An Open Letter to the Green Industry on Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

We’re an industry rooted in family values, farming, agriculture, passion for nature, and faith. We are also an industry made up predominantly of men in positions of leadership. During an interesting watershed moment that is happening culturally at present, it's important for the green industry to address its own issues.

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December 5, 2017

Skagit Horticulture Builds New, Inclusive Business With Six Main Divisions

By merging two large-scale producers, Skagit Gardens and Northwest Horticulture, the new company has realized its strengths through focused divisions that emphasize efficiency and success.

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Young-Grower

December 4, 2017

New Report Shows Older Growers Outnumber Younger Growers by a Six To One Margin

A survey conducted earlier this year by the National Young Farmers Coalition highlights the far-reaching set of challenges faced by today’s young growers, including rising debt and a struggle to find quality employees.

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December 4, 2017

Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants Debuts as Roberta’s Finalizes Purchase of C. Raker & Sons

On December 1, Eric Wallien of Roberta’s Inc. in Waldron, IN, officially purchased C. Raker & Sons in Litchfield, MI. The new identity of the company is now Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants, according to a Dec. 1 letter to Raker’s customers, suppliers, and business partners from Vice President Susie Raker-Zimmerman. “There have been minimal changes in management and we will be providing the same products and services on which we have built our reputation in the industry,” Raker-Zimmerman said in the letter, which also announced the name change and new logo. The sale of C. Raker & Sons was announced in September . A series of events affecting Raker’s financial situation caused the need for the operation to find an alternate solution. Roberta’s had been a customer of Raker’s since 2011, and the fourth generation, family owned grower-retailer was a fan of Raker’s commitment to quality. The agreement to purchase C. […]

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Worker-Protection-Standards

November 30, 2017

How the New Worker Protection Standard Rules Will Affect You

Keep your employees safe by keeping current with the new Worker Protection Standards for 2018. Here’s a quick summary of the changes coming your way.

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Weigela ‘Maroon Swoon’ (Van Belle Nursery)

November 28, 2017

Van Belle Nursery Among Finalists for International Grower of the Year

The International Association of Horticultural Producers announced nine finalists for its 2018 International Grower of the Year Awards, which will be presented at IPM Essen in January 2018.

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November 27, 2017

Why It’s Important to Get to Know Consumers at the Ground Level

One way to learn about consumer behavior is to get boots on the ground and engage with them.

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November 25, 2017

J. Berry Nursery Strengthens Expertise in Product Development and Improved Production

The company recently hired Scott Sterling as Supply Chain Manager and Jim Steger as Production Resource Planner.

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November 22, 2017

Growers Showing Renewed Interest in Specialty Cut Flowers

At the brink of its 30th anniversary, the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers is connecting a diverse and growing group of members dedicated to producing and marketing cut flowers.

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Griffin Pennsylvania Expo

November 22, 2017

Griffin Sets Dates for 2018 Grower & Retailer Expos

The company will host two Expos next year — one each in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania — and each will be a two-day event.

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