The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo is thrilled to announce that Carmen Johnston, nationally renowned garden lifestyle expert and founder of Carmen Johnston Gardens, will keynote their 2018 Conference and Expo.
Carmen, who specializes in commercial and residential landscape and garden design, is also an authority in event and wedding design. Carmen is a Southern Living Garden Lifestyle Expert, and she regularly contributes to the magazine as well as others such as Real Simple, etc.
During this exciting session, Carmen will forecast the latest gardening trends and discuss one of the most important aspects of the business: social media.
In the ever-expanding world of digital media, to be successful, growers and retailers, alike, have to utilize social media. Not only is social media necessary from a business perspective, but it is also dictating the trends in gardening. These days, the ideas clients bring to the table are often those they have found while scrolling through Facebook or Instagram. In this exciting session, Carmen Johnston, nationally renowned garden lifestyle expert, will share the secret to social media success and illustrate how it is forecasting the future of gardening.
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.
Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Karen Forbes at email@example.com.
Attendee registration will open in August.
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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.
2017-2018 New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide On Sale at Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo
New England greenhouse growers have long relied on the New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide, for its unbiased, detailed information about insect and mite management, disease prevention and management, weed control, and plant growth regulation. The Guide is updated every two years to ensure that it provides up-to-date information about crop management methods and products. The 2017-18 edition will be available at the 2016 Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo, 9-10 November 2016, at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, in Boxborough MA.
In addition to updated recommendations, the new edition presents:
The Guide is updated every two years by floriculture faculty and staff from the six New England State Universities, and is published by New England Floriculture, Inc.
The 2017-18 edition of the Guide will be available to attendees of the Northeast Greenhouse Conference at a special conference price of $30 per copy. After the conference, it will be available for $40 per copy via the Northeast Greenhouse Conference website, and from the Extension publication offices of the Universities of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
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