40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Jared Hughes


Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co., Delaware, Ohio

Job Title

Retail Manager


Helped company nearly double retail revenue in first two years as manager; Conducts workshops and presentations for gardening and school groups; Also owns his own company, The Groovy Agave LLC, to provide unique and unusual succulents and water-wise perennials.


Hobbies: Growing and collecting unusual plants, visiting farmer”s markets, reading and gardening.

Fun Facts

Life in the fast lane starts early: When Jared was 12, he started working a paper route to save money to buy a car. Eventually, he bought a metallic blue 1980 El Camino and rebuilt the engine himself.

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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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Lauren Kirchner
Michelle Opela
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