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AFE 2019 Altman Family Scholars

AFE’s 2019 Altman Family Scholars:  Paul Cockson, Yiyun Lin, and David Tork The Altman Family Scholarship was created in 2015 by Ken and Deena Altman—owners of Altman Plants—as one of the numerous efforts supported by the couple to improve education and research...

Internships Making a Difference!

For students and the industry In the last year alone, AFE has awarded and placed over 20 students in paid internships at leading floral industry organizations. Internships provide a hands-on learning experience to further classroom experience and create lasting...

The Latest on Pollinators

Impacts and Residual Longevity of Systemic Insecticides on Pollinators in Ornamental Plant Production System As floriculture professionals, we value the importance of flowers to human well-being and seek sustainable production systems that enhance the environment and...

Shelby Shy Memorial Tribute Established

A memorial tribute has been established by industry members Lori, Brian and Tanner Wheat from Lafayette Florists in Colorado, Charles Ingrum of Dr. Delphinium in Dallas, Texas, and the Midwest Group to honor Shelby Shy who passed away May 8, 2019 at the age of 38....

Winners and Doers

This year’s Paul Ecke Jr. and Altman Family scholars are horticulture superstars! Authored by Bruce Wright Looking for reasons to feel optimistic about the future of the floral industry? Meet these four brilliant, engaging young people committed to making it...