Management

Dickman Farms Hires New Retail GM

Dickman Farms Greenhouse & Garden Center has hired Stephanie Whitehouse to serve as the new retail general manager for the Finger Lakes Region garden center in Auburn, New York. Whitehouse spent the previous seven years... more »

The Real Cost of Increased Wages

The new wage increases going into effect in many states will obviously bring a lot of change. Many businesses will be challenged by increased payroll costs. To date only two states (California and New York)... more »

Videos Promote AFE Internship Program

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has released three new videos promoting the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program. This paid internship program gives students, who are studying floriculture or horticulture at a college or... more »

USDA Creates Certification Program with Canada

The USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has finalized a revised greenhouse-grown plant certification program with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The United States‒Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program (GCP) is a bilateral export... more »

Bailey Nurseries Adds Lowe’s National Accounts Manager

Bailey Nurseries has hired Amanda Harper as the national accounts manager for Lowe’s. She has many years of experience working with the retailer, most recently managing programs on the annual side of their horticultural offering.... more »

Farm Bill Designates Funds for Horticulture Projects

On December 13, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is allocating nearly $58 million Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to... more »

Here’s to a Green 2017!

Last week, the color experts at Pantone announced their selection for the 2017 Color of the Year. I’m pretty sure everyone in our industry is familiar with their selected color. It’s Greenery (Pantone 15-0343). According... more »

Lindberg Takes Over as New MSU Extension Educator

Heidi Wollaeger Lindberg will begin serving the greenhouse and nursery industry for Michigan State University Extension Districts 5, 7, and 8 beginning Jan. 2, 2017. This territory includes high-ranking Michigan counties in the production of... more »

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