Business & Management

Ontario Plants' 45-acre (18.2 hectare) high-tech greenhouse facility in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Photos: COFRA Holding

Swiss Holding Company Acquires Ontario Plants

Young plant supplier Ontario Plants Propagation Limited has been acquired by Switzerland-based COFRA Holding, the company announced in April 26 news release. Financial details will not be disclosed, according to the news release. Founded in... more »

BlueSkye Creative Adds Rempert as Account Manager

BlueSkye Creative, a San Diego-based, award-winning marketing agency devoted exclusively to the horticulture market, has hired Debbie Rempert as account manager. In her new role with BlueSkye Creative, Rempert will be managing the relationship with... more »

Dümmen Orange Adds North American Manager for Potted Crops

Dümmen Orange has hired Sarah Brackman as the company’s new North American product manager for potted crops. In this role, Brackman will develop and implement a regional plan for... more »

From the left are Andy Lee, Juan Ferreira, Matt Plitt, and Ted Melnik.

Valent Group of Companies Appoints New Leaders

Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC), parent company of Valent U.S.A and Valent BioSciences, has announced senior executive appointments in its family of companies. Matt Plitt, executive vice president and... more »

A.M.A. Horticulture Celebrates 40th Anniversary

A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. (AMA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. Since opening its doors in 1982, the family-owned horticulture supply business has grown to become a leading North American supplier, offering custom, innovative solutions... more »

Ball Ingenuity Updates Website

Ball Ingenuity, a division of Ball Seed, has updated its website to showcase all of the trending plant categories the company is exploring to bring the next big thing to market. The updated homepage is... more »

AmericanHort Hires Advocacy and Government Affairs Director

Effective April 11, Sara Neagu-Reed has joined AmericanHort as as Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs. She joins the Washington, DC-based advocacy team working alongside Craig Regelbrugge, Executive Vice President-Advocacy, Research, and Industry Relations; and... more »

Growing Demand Forecast for CEA Crop Consultants

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2020 the median salary for an agricultural or food scientist was $68,830. The Department of Labor projects 4,400 openings a year for the balance of this decade,... 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.
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