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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 »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Under pressure?

When you think of North Dakota, you probably don’t think of horticultural diversity and lush gardens. So how did I get started in horticulture? My family loves plants. From my grandmother’s perennials to my dad’s... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Oils, myth & magic

Horticultural mineral oils (HMO) have been on the market for over 100 years. Early oil formulations were heavy and contained volatiles that were often phytotoxic. Over time, the quality of oil products has improved significantly,... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: From beginner to Epic Gardening

There’s nothing magical about growing a garden — only patience, learning from your mistakes, and finding new and creative ways to keep on growing. When I first started gardening,... more »

Honorees of 2023 — Meet GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class

I'm honored to introduce you to GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. In this 12th year of the program, these honorees join esteemed alumni who have had a huge impact on the horticulture industry.... more »

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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.