2015 Top 100 Growers: Young’s Plant Farm (No. 40)

2015 Top 100 Growers: Young’s Plant Farm (No. 40)

Operation Name: Young’s Plant Farm

Owners: Greg Young, Cale Young, Bryan Young, Drew Young, Burt Young and Rob Young

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City/State: Auburn, Ala.

Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,645,000

Shade acreage: 0 acres

Field acreage: 34 acres

Crops:
Ornamental bedding plants: 80 percent
Plugs and propagation material: 13 percent
Flowering potted plants: 5 percent
Vegetables: 1 percent
Fruit (berries and others): 1 percent

Customers:
Home improvement chains: 56 percent
Mass merchandisers: 40 percent
Independent garden centers: 2 percent
Warehouse clubs: 2 percent