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Operation Of The Year, The Perennial Farm: Putting Customers First

Rick Watson, owner of The Perennial Farm in Glen Arm, Md., has a simple goal. “I want to make sure our customers have all the plants they need when they need them,”  he says. “That sounds like a very simple goal, but it’s a challenging one.” Challenging indeed. With that objective in mind, Watson has

Head Grower Of The Year Dennis Crum: The Grower’s Grower

Dennis Crum values relationships. It’s a trait that has served him well over the years and it defines his career. And it’s those relationships that have stood the test of time and remain important after the excitement of the day and after the applause dies down. This was illustrated perfectly at Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of

Corwin Graves Is A Head Grower Of The Year Nominee

When Rocket Farms merged with Nurserymen’s Exchange in 2011, the company also acquired a huge resource in head grower Corwin Graves, an eight-year veteran who was then in charge of the operation’s substantial miniature rose program. Learning how to grow roses taught the horticultural science graduate from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo about the importance of

Rob O’Hara Is A Head Grower of the Year Nominee

For the second consecutive year, Rob O’Hara is a finalist for Head Grower of the Year. As someone who has truly helped to grow a business from the ground up, O’Hara’s reputation is synonymous with hands-on innovation, education, crop quality and leadership. In the 16 years O’Hara has been at Rainbow Greenhouses, the company has

Grower Of The Year Award: All-Time Winners

2012 Operation Of The Year – James Greenhouses, Colbert, Ga. Head Grower Of The Year – Joe Moore, Lucas Greenhouses, Monroeville, N.J. 2011 Operation Of The Year – Bob’s Market & Greenhouses, Mason, W.Va. Head Grower Of The Year – Mike Friddle, Speedling, Sun City, Fla. 2010 Operation of the Year – Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville,