The 2018 National Floriculture Forum (NFF) is scheduled for March 2-4 in Central Florida. The NFF is an annual educational meeting for greenhouse growers, industry leaders, university faculty, graduate students, and government scientists from academic institutions, governmental agencies, and the greenhouse industry. This group of floriculturists has been meeting since 1999.
The NFF brings together diverse floricultural communities with the objectives to:
• Address issues of importance to the floriculture industry
• Form collaborative relationships
• Improve communication within the floriculture industry to share and disseminate information.
On Friday, March 2, NFF attendees will travel to Apopka, FL, to visit Roseville Farms, Live Trends, the Mid Florida Research & Extension Center of the University of Florida, and Knox Nursery. On Saturday, the day will start with a business meeting with presentations, followed by a trip to Winter Park, FL, which is an “America in Bloom” award winner, and then a private tour of Leu Gardens in Orlando. On Sunday, March 4, visitors can depart for home or visit the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.
Registration for the NFF is $150 for three days, thanks to financial support from the American Floral Endowment. To register, go to Endowment.org and click on the National Floriculture Forum link, followed by the Registration link. For specific questions, contact the 2018 event organizer, Dr. Liz Felter ([email protected]).
Registration is due by the end of January.