Aug 9, 2023
Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo to feature town hall panel, “What’s New in Floriculture Breeding and Genetics”

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo to feature town hall panel, “What’s New in Floriculture Breeding and Genetics” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023.

Meet the panelists:

  • Jim Devereux, GreenFuse Botanicals, Chief Executive Officer. Jim Devereux has over 20 years of experience in the horticultural market. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Green Fuse® Botanicals, a California-based breeding company specializing in the innovation of vegetative annuals and perennials.
  • Megan Bowman, Ph.D., Director of Research Operations, Ball Helix. Megan Bowman is the Director of Research Operations at Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1905, Ball Horticultural is a world leader in the research, breeding, production and marketing of ornamental crops. Ball Helix, Ball’s central R&D team, provides innovative product development and production support for Ball’s various business units through a global network of research laboratories specializing in plant pathology and diagnostics, molecular marker development, cell biology, tissue culture production and bioengineering. As a member of the Ball Helix team, Bowman leads research portfolio management, major infrastructure projects, laboratory safety, and global biotechnology regulatory and compliance.
  • Gary Sainsbury, Syngenta Flowers, Account Manager. Gary Sainsbury has worked in the horticulture industry for over 30 years, receiving his education in Commercial Horticulture Production before moving into sales and sales management roles. Sainsbury now works with Syngenta Flowers and helps growers and broker companies better understand Syngenta’s portfolio and direction.
  • Stephanie Whitehouse, Dümmen North America Product Manager. Stephanie Whitehouse is the Regional Product Manager for Decorative Annuals with Dümmen Orange, North America. During her 5-years in garden retail, she increased profit margins and helped the company successfully navigate challenges during COVID-19.

View the full conference schedule here.

Register for the 2023 Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo here.

For more information on exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities, visit  or contact Cindy Sherwood at (802) 448-9063 or

The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc., a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management.

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