40 Under 40

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 »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Social media and horticulture

Communication between businesses and consumers in the horticulture industry is an important topic to revisit periodically in the face of developing technology. In the past, mailers, newsletters and other paper-based publications have long been an... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Supporting growers’ success through technical services

One of the most exciting aspects of our industry is the constant innovation of new genetics and product forms coming to market. However, this can be a challenge for growers to keep up with the... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Innovation is a team effort

Writer William S. Burroughs famously said, “When you stop growing, you start dying.” As a green industry, we understand all too well the literal interpretation as it applies to plants, but it is easy to... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Maximizing Your Environmental Control

The time is always right to get the most out of your environmental control. In times of higher costs — labor, energy and more — you can sometimes find more savings by getting more from... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Labor of Love Lost Between Generations

As a 1985 baby, I fall into two categories: millennial and Generation X. This never seemed like much of a concern as I was entering the workforce. I recall being grouped as “entitled and lazy”... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Building a Successful Team

Being a lead grower carries many responsibilities, aside from the obvious loss reduction and quality plant production. Being a leader of any type requires understanding that the key to success is people. Just like plants... 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.