Business & Management

Additional H-2B Visa Authorizations Now Available

AmericanHort welcomes today’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that 35,000 supplemental H-2B visas will be made available for employers with seasonal needs beginning April 1. While the number of additional visas released will... more »

The growers’ Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) Kappa cohort received certifications on February 4, 2022 in Austin, TX. Pictured Left to Right: Ed Bales (faculty), Chris McCorkle (McCorkle Nurseries – GA), Philip Statile (L.P. Statile – NJ), Josh Robinson, Marie Robinson, Chris Robinson (all with Robinson Nurseries – OR), Jeff Olsen (represented by the egg!: Brookdale Treeland Nurseries – ONT), Kim Hainsfurther (Forrest Keeling Nursery – MO), Dr. Charlie Hall (faculty), Chris Uhland (Harmony Hill Nursery – PA), Lyndsi Oestmann (Loma Vista Nursery – KS), Mike Miller (Decker’s Nursery – OH) and W.J. Rossi (faculty).

Industry-Leading Growers Earn EAGL Certification

Ellison Chair for International Floriculture Charlie Hall is proud to announce the graduation of the ninth cohort of the elite Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) program for nursery & greenhouse growers. Eight industry... more »

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AFE Sets New Goals For Supporting Floriculture Industry

After eight months of strategic planning, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) has a new plan to provide for continued growth in the floriculture industry. As part of the plan, the AFE’s Board also approved a revised... more »

Growing Labor Pains

We hear it all the time from growers, operators, suppliers and consultants. It’s not just in the indoor growing world; it’s everywhere. No one can find the labor they need at a price they want... more »

USDA Pumps Stimulus Dollars Into Local Agriculture Market Program

The USDA will pump millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act into the Local Agriculture Market Program, aka LAMP. The funding is meant to expand and strengthen opportunities to sell to institutions, such... more »

MarkWatch Releases FAQ Video on Plant Trademark Usage

MarkWatch has released a new video answering frequently asked questions about the proper usage of trademarks. The video answers questions a business might have after being contacted by MarkWatch. Questions such as “What is a... more »

Think Business — The New Game of Business

It has often been said that "business is a game" ... the greatest game in the world.” Whether you agree with this is not important, but when you begin to think about games you really... more »

Legislation — The Road Ahead: Advocacy in 2022

Election years historically offer advoactes a narrow window of productivity in Congress before lawmakers’ attention shifts to their home front. In the November midterm election, all 435 House seats and 34 Senate seats will appear... 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.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol

May 2022 GPN
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