40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Matt Blanchard, PhD


Syngenta Flowers, Gilroy, Calif.

Job Title

Technical Services Specialist


Develops and implements industry-focused training programs that cover genetics, ornamental controls and growing media the help growers improve overall efficiencies and savings; Developed bedding plant growing media selection tool and temperature and light guide to aid growers; Taught bedding and pot-crop production and PGR courses at Michigan State University; During academic career, authored or co-authored more than 20 refereed journal articles, 50 trade journal articles and two book chapters.


Enjoys traveling, hiking, being outdoors and exploring new trails and parks. Favorite vacation spot: Glacier National Park. Favorite read: National Geographic magazine.

Fun Facts

You might not know: Matt is an Eagle Scout.

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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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