Oct 11, 2018
An Extra Week By Tim Hodson

In today’s hectic world, it seems like the one thing everybody wants more of is time.

So it’s always nice to have a little extra time on your hands when you have a deadline.

College students interested in applying for the 2019 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year scholarship now have an additional week to submit their application materials.

We have extended the original deadline to Oct. 22.

The GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year scholarship highlights the achievements of a college student who has participated in an exceptional greenhouse-related internship during 2018.

The winning student will receive a check for $3,000; be featured in an article and on the cover of the January 2019 issue of GPN; and receive travel and hotel expenses to Cultivate’19 in Columbus, Ohio, next July as well as a full Cultivate’19 registration (compliments of AmericanHort).

To be considered for the 2019 scholarship, the student must currently be enrolled in a four-year accredited U.S. university or college during 2017-2018 and 2018-2019; be working on an undergraduate degree in horticulture/floriculture; and, as I mentioned above, have completed a greenhouse-related internship in 2018.

To apply for the scholarship, the student should:

  1. Write a cover letter requesting consideration for the scholarship and state which university he/she attends;
  2. Secure a letter of recommendation on university letterhead from the applicant’s academic advisor; and
  3. Write a minimum 1,000-word essay describing the internship experience including where the applicant interned, what his/her responsibilities were and what was learned during the internship.

All application materials should be sent to me at thodson@greatamericanpublish.com

Remember, the new deadline is Oct. 22, 2018.

Pest Management Webinar This Week

You still have time to sign up for this Thursday’s webinar, “Identifying and Controlling the Top 5 Insect Pests.”

It will take place Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. EDT. The presenter is industry consultant Roger C. Styer, Styer’s Horticultural Consulting, Inc.

In this free, one-hour webinar, Roger will cover the basic insect pests he finds around the country, how to basically tell what they are, how to control them chemically and biologically and how to prevent problems in the future.

Go to http://bit.ly/PestWebinar  to learn more or to register for the Oct. 18 webinar.

— Tim

Tim Hodson