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Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Remote sales success

Starting with the impacts of COVID-19 in 2020, the Bailey inside sales group has navigated many changes in these past four years. We went from 10 of our team members working at the main office... more »

The 2024 Class of Forty Under 40

It's time to meet GPN's Forty Under 40 honorees for the Class of 2024! The GPN Forty Under 40 awards celebrate the horticulture industry’s rising stars, honoring 40 young professionals for their innovative leadership. This... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Frost protection using irrigation

When I began working at Bailey Nurseries as an assistant foreman in plant health, I had a lot to learn despite a degree in horticulture and 10 plus years working in the industry. The scale... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Leveraging marketing for powerful recruiting

Living in a post-pandemic world, we know the power and importance of attracting quality personnel to build loyalty and legacy and grow business. We are in an age of economy where employees’ interests and needs... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Invest in the community

It’s the Summer of 2000, I grab my bike and head out the door for my first summer job. The air is hot, humid and the excitement of summer brings a rush of adrenaline. I... more »

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GPN is accepting nominations for the 2024 40 Under 40 Awards

GPN will once again recognize 40 outstanding young professionals in 2024 whose accomplishments are moving them forward as leaders in the industry. Nominating individuals is free, and eligibility requirements are as follows: Is under the... more »

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Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Using digital technology effectively

In an era where our lives are increasingly digitalized, the importance of fostering a deep connection to plants and nature cannot be overstated. As people spend more time in front of screens, they risk becoming... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: New product selection in woody ornamentals

When I have the opportunity to meet with young plant producers or growers, there’s always one question I make sure I ask them: “What do you need that the industry is missing?” Sometimes the response... more »