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COVID-19 FAQs and Safety Guidelines for the Floral Industry

The Coronavirus hit the floral industry very hard this spring at a time that usually has high sales and profits. In the first few weeks of this pandemic, floral sales plummeted. We were concerned not only about the survival of businesses but for the health and safety...

Internships & Scholarships for the next generation

Take advantage of the FREE programs that AFE has in place to help the floral industry thrive. These programs are available to anyone in the industry at no charge, and were made available by the generous contributions from our industry members. Quick Links: Business...


We're up for the challenge...are you? Based on industry feedback, we've decided to release a new video on the first Monday of every month. You'll be reminded during the rest of the month that this video is available to download and customize for your own business!...

Public Benefits / Consumer Preferences

AFE helps floral retailers and wholesalers boost profits and reach more consumers with free research and floral industry reports. From consumer preference reports, to guides to help you increase your social media presence, we got you covered! Watch the videos below to...

Latest News

Operation “Rescue Floral History”

This Spring, Florists’ Review sold its building in Topeka, Kansas leaving its extensive library of more than 120 years of history without a home. Since 1897, Florists’ Review magazine has chronicled the ups and downs of the floral industry. On top of that, with the...

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2020 AFE Internship Awards and Placements

AFE congratulates and celebrates the eight students recently awarded an internship through the Vic & Margaret Ball Internship Program and the Mosmiller Internship program.  Each will receive scholarships after successfully completing their paid internships,...

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Inaugural Paul Thomas Intern of the Year – Renata Goossen

Cultivating the Next Generation It’s always good news to learn that a smart, hard-working, dedicated young person is preparing for a career in horticulture and floriculture—one where she can be expected to contribute mightily to higher standards, better products,...

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The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is an independent nonprofit organization that funds research and scholarships in floriculture and environmental horticulture for the benefit of growers, wholesalers, retailers, allied industry organizations and the general public.

AFE is a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.