The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo held on November 9 and 10, in Boxborough, MA was a great success with over 800 attending.
Sue Adams (NEF President), Mark Adams Greenhouses in Poughkeepsie, NY hosted the Dazed and Infused Educational Cocktail the evening before the conference. According to Sue, "Everyone loved the Rosemary Infused White Wine Sangria."
The educational sessions on pest management were all well attended. Dan Gilrein, Extension Entomologist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is sharing Tips on Thrips, Pot Drips, Mite Blips and Neonic Hit, Management Matters, from 2016.
Spanish language sessions were held for the first time and were much appreciated. Carlos Bogran, Technical Manager from OHP is sharing his knowledge with everyone.
5-5-5 Best Ideas for Marketing Grower Panel featured 5 panelists, including Sue Adams, Kirsten Smith Maskell, Teri Boardman, and Dustyn Nelson who shared what worked to attract customers and attract sales.
Inspiring and right to the point. Great session!
Thank you to our 2016 conference sponsors and exhibitors! Thank you for joining us and to everyone who helped make the conference a success.
ASB Greenworld, Inc
Ball Seed/S.B. Machinerie
Bayer Ornamental Plant Protection
Charter Oak Nursery Sales
Chestnut Hill Marketing
Coast of Maine Organic Products
Connecticut Greenhouse Growers Association
Country Folks Grower
DS Cole Growers
East Jordan Plastics, Inc.
Eastern Shore Nursery of Virginia
Farm Credit East, ACA
Fluence Bioengineering, Inc
Green Island Distributors
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies
Gro 'n Sell, Inc
Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC
Henry F Michell
ICL Specialty Fertilizers
IPM Laboratories, Inc.
J.C. van der Spek Greenhouse Services, LLC
Jet Harvest Solutions
Jolly Farmer Products
Johnny's Selected Seeds
JP Bartlett Co, Inc.
J R PETERS, INC
Koppert Biological Systems
Lambert Peat Moss
Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.
MDAR Worker Protection
Messersmith Manufacturing, Inc.
New York State Flower Industries Association
Nexus & Rough Brothers, Inc.
Northeast Nursery, Inc.
OASIS Grower Solutions
Oldcastle Lawn & Garden
Pioneer Gardens, inc.
Pleasant View Gardens
Premier Tech Horticulture
Prides Corner Farms
Progressive Grower Agricultural Supply
Rhode Island Greenhouse Growers/
Rhode Island Farm Bureau
Rimol Greenhouse Systems
Secret Garden Herb Farm
Sonco Pipe & tube
Sun Gro Horticulture
Sustane Natural Fertilizer
Syngenta Crop Protection
The Jim Reck Company LLC
The Mass Flower Growers Assoc. (MFGA)
United Greenhouse Systems, Inc.
University of Connecticut Extension
University of Massachusetts Extension
USDA-NASS, New England Field Office
Vermont Compost Company
Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association