Thousands attended the first Cultivate’14, formerly OFA Short Course, held in Columbus, Ohio, July 12 to 15. Here are some of highlights from the action-packed event.
Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of Excellence, held at Cultivate’14’, celebrated outstanding efforts in breeding, growing and marketing, but more than that, it was a celebration of individuals and operations that strive for excellence in their daily work.
If you weren’t able to attend the Saturday, July 12 Cultivate’14 session on neonicotinoids and pollinators, “Neonicotinoids: Cutting Through The Clutter,” you can now watch it on Greenhouse Grower’s YouTube Channel.
Craig Regelbrugge and Joseph Bischoff of AmericanHort, along with Wayne Mertel of Digital Insurance, gave an update at Cultivate ’14 on urgent legislative issues.
The gardening guru, television personality, philanthropist and motivational speaker urged growers, retailers, landscapers and florists to use social media to engage the next generation of buyers, and to invest in developing their respective audiences.
A panel of young professionals representing all levels of the floriculture industry supply chain discussed the disconnects in communication from the breeder level all the way down to the retailer, and how to overcome the malaise that exists between the involved parties.
The comment period for the proposed Worker Protection Standards ends on August 18, 2014. Find out how the proposed changes will affect your greenhouse operation.
Check out the breeders, growers and new varieties that earned the Greenhouse Grower Medal of Excellence awards for 2014.
Practical Software Solutions and Green Market Systems join forces at Cultivate ’14 to integrate DemandLink and Grower Vertical for Sage ERP.
Check out photos from Greenhouse Grower’s visit to CropKing Inc.’s research greenhouses as part of he vegetable production tour at Cultivate’14.