FNGLA Announces 2012 Industry Award Winners
Each year, the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) honors a distinct group of individuals who contribute time and energy into enhancing, protecting and serving Florida’s nursery and landscape industry through the FNGLA Industry Awards Program.
This year’s winners will be honored during FNGLA’s 60th annual convention in Jacksonville on June 30.
FNGLA’s Industry Awards Program acknowledges both FNGLA and industry service – with varying criteria geared for each award. Nominations are accepted from the industry-at-large and winners are selected by a committee of industry peers.
The Wendell Butler Award and the FNGLA Hall of Fame are recognized as the most prestigious awards given by FNGLA. The Wendell Butler Award is presented for service to FNGLA and the FNGLA Hall of Fame Award is a lifetime achievement award. Nominations are accepted from the industry at large.
This year’s FNGLA Hall of Fame Inductees are Katy Moss Warner and Dr. Terril Nell. The Wendell E. Butler Award recipient is Gary Hennen, Oglesby Plants International.
Farm Credit / FNGLA Young Nursery Professional:
T. Jay Higgins, Sun-Fire Nurseries, Sarasota, Fla.
FNGLA Outstanding Volunteer:
Ed Bravo, Big Trees Plantation, Newberry, Fla
John R. King, Jr., Peterson Nursery & Garden Center, Lakeland, Fla.
FNGLA Friend of the Industry:
Dr. Hannah Carter, UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute, Gainesville, Fla.
FNGLA Outstanding Chapter President:
Shawn Thomas, Southern Green, Northeast Chapter, Jacksonville, Fla.
FNGLA Outstanding Chapter Secretary:
John Schwind, Steele Truck Center, Royal Palm Chapter, Ft. Myers, Fla.
For more information about FNGLA’s Industry Awards, please contact FNGLA at 800.375.3642.