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Chat Room — July 2020

This month, we asked readers about Mother’s Day weekend, growing multi-liner combos and technology investments. Click on the PDF below to see what they had to say.   more »

The Demand for Local & Sustainable Food

Contrary to the popular belief that artificial intelligence (AI) will eliminate swaths of jobs in the indoor farming industry and leave hundreds of people unemployed, the evidence just isn’t there. Unless, of course, you assume... more »

RIP Gary Falkenstein

Our industry lost a great innovator when Gary Falkenstein, president and CEO of ePlantsource, passed away June 5, 2020, due to complications from surgery. A resident of Boulder, Colorado, Falkenstein was 75. Falkenstein was born... more »

Gloeckner Names National Sales Manager

Ricardo Campos has been appointed the North American national sales manager for the Fred C. Gloeckner & Co. Inc. Gloeckner is an international supplier of horticultural products with a nationwide sales force in the North... more »

Let’s Talk Pandemic & Horticulture

As I sit here and write this, I am now into day 73 of my Safer at Home crusade. It is not because I had/have the virus, but because I had five levels of my... more »

New Research Endowment Established at Cornell LIHREC

An endowment has been established at Cornell University’s Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center (LIHREC) in Riverhead, New York, called the “Founder’s Fund.” This endowment was established by five Long Island greenhouse businesses and... more »

Women in Horticulture Week Set to Take Place

Female entrepreneurs are growing the U.S. economy. In fact, over the past five years, women-owned businesses increased 21 percent. They represent 42% of all companies, employing 9.4 million workers and generating $1.9 trillion in revenue,... more »

UF IFAS Online Training Program Adds New Videos

The University of Florida's IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online program is now offering video content on a new YouTube channel (tinyurl.com/UFGTO). New videos in English and Spanish walk viewers through the process of petiole sap testing... 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.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

July 2020 GPN
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