Greenhouse Grower Names Winners of the 2012 Operation of the Year and 2012 Head Grower of the Year Awards

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Two Grower of the Year awards presented July 16, 2012 at the Evening of Excellence

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Greenhouse Grower is proud to recognize excellence and achievement in the floriculture industry.

Greenhouse Grower named the Operation of the Year and the Hear Grower of the Year at their annual Evening of Excellence, held at the OFA Short Course in Columbus, Ohio. The Grower of the Year portion of the event was sponsored through the generosity of BASF.

Operation of the Year went to James Greenhouses, an operation that has provided high-quality perennial plugs and liners to the floriculture industry since 1998. The operation is a first-generation business that utilizes current, high-quality production practices to manage 80,000 square feet of production space. They grow around 800 varieties of perennials, tropical and specialty annuals, as well as work with a number of breeders around the world to provide superb products to their customers.

The Operation of the Year, selected by a panel of industry experts, is awarded to the greenhouse operation that demonstrates leadership in the industry, uses innovative marketing, provides top-notch customer service and embraces modern production techniques and technology.

Head Grower of the Year went to Joe Moore, who is the head grower for the 2009 Operation of the Year winner, Lucas Greenhouses. Moore is directly responsible for 22 acres of heated space and 30 acres of outdoor growing space. He runs a clean, well-organized, high-quality operation. His crops are always outstanding, both in propagation and finished plant production. Moore and his team achieve this top quality by staying on the cutting edge of the best technical growing practices.

The Head Grower of the Year is chosen by a panel of industry experts. The award is given to a grower who shows strong leadership, embraces new technology, and demonstrates involvement and leadership in the floriculture industry.

Greenhouse Grower is proud to recognize excellence and achievement in the floriculture industry. The Evening of Excellence is held annually at the OFA Short Course and is often referred to as the Oscars for greenhouse floriculture. More than 400 growers, suppliers and allied representatives regularly pack the room to recognize award recipients.


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