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May 04, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is waiting for the final two weeks in May when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has scheduled floor time to debate immigration legislation. Negotiations still have not produced a comprehensive...
May 04, 2007
Attendees of this year’s OFA Short Course have the chance to participate in the 8th Annual Dramm/OFA 5K Relay for Floriculture on Saturday, July 14, at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio. Teams of four people compete in the relay, running one lap around...
May 04, 2007
The Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC), an educational conference and trade show held in Greenville, S.C., has announced that OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals, will manage the event beginning this October. Terri Bates Cantwell,...
May 04, 2007
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Perennial Plant Symposium and Trade Show will take place Aug. 5-11, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The week-long symposium includes lectures, workshops, tours and a trade show. This event is...
April 25, 2007
ForemostCo And C. Raker & Sons Join Forces ForemostCo, Inc., a young plant supplier, and C. Raker & Son’s, plug and liner producers, have formed a new working relationship that should broaden both companies’ product offerings. ForemostCo has...
April 25, 2007
Plant health experts from around the world will gather in San Diego, Calif., for the joint meeting of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Society of Nematologists (SON). The meeting will take place July 28-Aug. 1, 2007, at the Town...
April 25, 2007
The Board of Directors of the Southeast Greenhouse Conference recently announced that Marvin N. Miller will be awarded the 2007 Horticulture Initiative Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the floriculture industry. Currently a...
April 25, 2007
The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) recently announced it has grant funds available to be used for research. Although basic criteria for research proposals requires a direct relationship to the herbaceous perennial industry, preference will be...
April 25, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) joined other members of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) in signing onto an advertisement urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the weekly newspaper The Hill's immigration...
April 25, 2007
As the Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture mourns the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy that occurred on April 16, 2007, it also remembers Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, wife of Jerzy Nowak, Department of Horticulture head, who was among the 32...
April 20, 2007
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and its Endowment Fund, the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), announced that donations were recently given honoring green industry professionals through HRI’s...
April 20, 2007
New England Grows, a green industry exposition and educational conference, has announced an enhanced format for the 2008 show. New England Grows 2008 will take place Feb. 6-8 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. The new...
April 20, 2007
Nearly $7 million in grant funds is now available through the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to help enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. The grants are available to state departments of agriculture through the Specialty...
April 20, 2007
This year’s Floriculture Field Days is set to take place at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center and Fifield Hall on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., on May 16-17, 2007. Hosted by the Florida Nursery,...
April 12, 2007
New Blog Shares Seed Stories To help Park Seed and Wayside Gardens customers share their gardening stories, the company is hosting a new blog at www.parkseedmemories.com. The blog kicks off a year of preparations for Park Seed Company’s 140th...
April 12, 2007
The Floriculture Program at Colorado State University (CSU), through the CSU Library, has put together an online archive collection of carnation literature. The collection, titled Carnations and the Floricultural Industry, highlights the industry...
April 12, 2007
EuroAmerican Propagators is inviting all members of the horticulture industry to attend its annual Open House Days, Sept. 5-15, 2007, in Bonsall, Calif. This event is an opportunity to see EuroAmerican’s newest plant introductions in person. “We...
April 12, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is working with small-business groups to ensure that any Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposals to address the tax gap are not unfair to small business. The tax gap is the difference between what the federal...
April 12, 2007
Southeast Greenhouse Conference’s (SGC) board of directors has announced Norman Winter will be the key speaker at the conference’s annual event, which will take place June 20-23, 2007. Winter is a horticulturist and professor at Mississippi State...
April 12, 2007
Before Congress began its spring recess, there were several developments on immigration reform. In addition to the bipartisan STRIVE Act, there was action from other House members and the administration. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), now Ranking...
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