40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Art Parkerson


Lancaster Farms Wholesale Nursery, Suffolk, Va.

Job Title



Responsible for creating innovative videos to promote company products to retail customers as well as videos retailers can use to promote their businesses; Designed and produced Lancaster Farms Plant Book – an original resource tool to help customers better understand products; Active member of Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and American Nursery and Landscape Association.


Favorite food: Chocolate, especially with peanut butter; Favorite vacation spot: Skiing on Sugarbush Mountain in Vermont.

Fun Facts

Art’s great grandfather owned a minor league baseball team and once sued Major League Baseball (going all the way to the Supreme Court) for impeding on the broadcasting right of minor league teams. He eventually lost his case but he is in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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