5 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at Cultivate’19

Cultivate 2018 Town Hall Forum Panelists

Cultivate 2018 Town Hall Forum Panelists (l-r): Leslie Halleck, Kelly Norris, Jared Barnes, Stephanie Whitehouse, Charlie Hall

Cultivate’19 kicks off in Columbus, OH, in just a few more days, and as usual, the schedule is packed with educational sessions, workshops, special events, and other presentations covering the latest in greenhouse production and technology, plant marketing, business management, and much more. Here are five things you’ll want to make sure are on your schedule.


Visit Our Booth

First, while you’re on the trade show floor, be sure to visit the Greenhouse Grower booth (2625 and 2627). While you’re there, catch up with our team, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for your chance to win a Traeger grill.

Attend Greenhouse Grower’s Medal of Excellence Event

Greenhouse Grower’s Medal of Excellence Awards have become an annual tradition for Cultivate attendees. The 2019 Medal of Excellence Awards will once again shine a spotlight on the top new varieties that emerged from this year’s California Spring Trials, as well as the head growers, greenhouse operations, and innovations that are paving the way for a great future for the entire industry.

Get Your Days Started with Keynote Presentations

No matter your place in the horticulture industry, the keynote is always a must-attend part of Cultivate. This year that tradition continues on Sunday morning with Kevin Brown, a noted businessman and speaker who will give a talk on “The Hero Effect.” During his presentation, Brown will inspire and equip attendees to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of his message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally.

The Monday morning State of the Industry Keynote at Cultivate’19 will feature perspectives from AmericanHort’s leadership team on this rapidly changing policy environment. Ken Fisher, AmericanHort President and CEO, will discuss key green industry trends and efforts from AmericanHort. Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Research will give his “Inside Washington” perspective on political order and outlook on horticulture industry policy priorities from workforce to tax and small business issues. Finally, AmericanHort Chief Economist Charlie Hall will report and explain current economic indicators, policy implications, and help set the stage for strategic thinking for the rest of the year.

Sign up for the Luxflora Flower Run on Sunday Morning

The fourth annual Luxflora Flower Run will kick off the start of Cultivate’19 on Sunday morning, July 14. Be sure to pack your running shoes!

Never Stop Learning

Whether you’re looking for the latest information in pest management, crop production, technology, marketing, or new varieties, the Cultivate’19 educational program is stacked with presentations from experts in the field. We especially recommend panel discussions, as they tend to foster in-depth dialogue among the presenters.