May 9, 2013 - 12:42
Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co., Delaware, Ohio
Helped company nearly double retail revenue in first two years as manager; Conducts workshops and presentations for gardening and school groups; Also owns his own company, The Groovy Agave LLC, to provide unique and unusual succulents and water-wise perennials.
Hobbies: Growing and collecting unusual plants, visiting farmer's markets, reading and gardening.
Life in the fast lane starts early: When Jared was 12, he started working a paper route to save money to buy a car. Eventually, he bought a metallic blue 1980 El Camino and rebuilt the engine himself.