Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do You Grow and Sell?
If you do, then you might want to mark Nov. 5 and 6 on your calendar.
Those are the dates that OFA's Grow & Sell for Profit Conference will take place at the Embassy Suites hotel in Raleigh, N.C.
The Grow & Sell for Profit Conference will "focus on delivering take-home business solutions that can rev up your business." This two-day conference and trade show provides growers and garden center retailers with the latest technical and business education to help them be successful in today's challenging marketplace.
A sampling of the topics that will be presented this year include: expanding your customer base; diagnosing and managing pest and disease problems; relationship marketing for garden centers; embracing the "Go Local" movement; plant branding; and dealing with plant health issues.
If you want to learn more about the conference and exhibition, please visit http://gspconference.org/imis15/gsp/Home/gsp/home.aspx.
It Will Be Here Before You Know It
The deadline to apply for the 2014 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year is less than a month away.
If you know a college student who participated in an internship program this year and might be interested in applying for this year's scholarship, please let them know about this program and that the deadline to apply is Oct. 21!
Click here to learn more about the requirements for this year's program.