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Plans to Succeed — Amy Hinkle 2011
While many college students often neglect to take full advantage of their breaks from school, Amy Hinkle spent this past summer in Stillwater, Okla., working for a cut...
Breeding Excellence — Adam Moseley 2012
Adam Moseley has a busy year ahead of him. The University of Florida student is set to graduate in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in environmental horticulture,...
Building Improvements into Your Structure
Growers are constantly looking for innovative and effective ways to get the most out of their production facilities. Here are some of the latest options to achieve those...
Growing On At Plant Marketing
In spite of the economic downturn, Wisconsin-based Plant Marketing continues to grow in more ways than one. As you drive through the rolling hills of west central...
Best of Both Worlds — Drew Guffey 2010
Drew Guffey, the 2010 GPN/Nexus Intern of the year, is striking a balance between his old-school training in a family business with the new techniques and knowledge he...
Giving Displays a Second Look
Grower/retailers already have a lot on their plates. Knowing your display-fixture options before you dive into the investment could save you a headache.
Why Should I Build a Greenhouse Now?
Today’s uncertain economy has many growers wondering when they should invest in building a new greenhouse. If you look at many of the different factors that go into this...
Petal to the Metal — Paul Jemison 2009
Always eager to take the road less traveled and go outside of his comfort zone, Paul Jemison is carving his own path in this fast-changing industry. And all signs point...
Raise the Roof
Building a new greenhouse is full of challenges and — when done right — rewards. Retailer/grower/landscaper Mulhall’s shares its journey from beginning to end. The...
Combating Rising Energy Costs
The industry is feeling the effects of the economy, and no one is going untouched by it. Here are some ways to maintain a more energy-efficient greenhouse. It seems no...
Where Are They Now? 2008
From rising stars to surprising career twists, we catch up with the nine GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year scholarship winners.
Learning to Conserve
Creating an energy-efficient greenhouse structure can be challenging, with rising energy costs and resources becoming scarce in parts of the country. But Pleasant View...
Rooted in Passion — Eric Pitzen 2008
Armed with four diverse internships under his belt and an unwavering zeal for the field, the 2007 winner of the GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship isn’t just ready to join the...
What's Happening With Structures?
For most growers, the greenhouse structure is the largest investment in their business, so it is critical to select the right greenhouse type for their respective needs...
Finding Her Path — Alina Lovelace 2007
The 2006 recipient of the GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship, Alina Lovelace, realized she didn’t want to be a grower after completing her first internship, which led her to a...
Building A Fresh Start
To avoid a hodgepodge of buildings at their new site, the growers at Olson’s Greenhouse Gardens created a master plan for their new Salem, Utah, build.
Trend Spotting: Structures
Learn what some of the industry’s greenhouse manufacturers see as this year’s key trends in structures. Each year, GPN reaches out to the industry to find what is new in...
Learning The Financial Way — Scott Stiles 2006
Far from his comfort zone, this year’s winner took an internship with a financial organization and came out the winner of the 7th Annual GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship....
Love in a Pennsylvania Greenhouse
“The greenhouse is critical because it houses all of the systems, but don’t get caught up in the square foot cost of the greenhouse because it’s the other stuff that’s...
The finance of automation
Specifically, we will be addressing the two major concerns when assessing affordability: return on investment and cash flow.