Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA) honored 14 individuals with the 2007 FNGLA Industry Awards during its 55th Annual Convention in June. These awards are given annually to those contributing time and energy into enhancing, protecting and serving Florida’s nursery and landscape industry.
FNGLA member Gary Roberts of Gary Roberts Nursery & Landscape, Inc., in Ft. Pierce, was honored with the Wendell Butler Award, recognized as FNGLA’s most prestigious award for faithful and exceptional service to FNGLA and the horticulture industry.
Kenneth St. Germain of St. Germain’s Dracaena Farm in Homestead was recognized as the 2007 FNGLA Hall of Fame inductee. Established in 1977 as the Foliage Hall of Fame, this award was expanded in 2001 to include all industry segments. The named individuals contributed unselfishly of their time and effort to the industry through pioneering, teaching, production, legislation, marketing, services or research.
Also acknowledged were the following Industry Award recipients:
FNGLA’s Industry Awards Program acknowledges both FNGLA and industry service — with varying criteria for each award. Nominations are accepted from the industry-at-large and winners are selected by a committee of industry peers.
FNGLA also elected its 2007-2008 officers during its 55th Annual Convention. FNGLA welcomes its new leaders:
For more information, visit www.fngla.org.