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Growing Further Newsletter for Growers

by Debi Chedester

Hey Growers!  Are you receiving AFE’s Growing Further quarterly newsletter?  Get the latest updates on research reports and resources tackling today’s challenges. This issue brings you an update on Pollinator Research, Thrips, and a new Daily Light Integral Map coming soon!  It also talks about the AFE Thrips & Botrytis Research Campaign.  Read more.

#FlowerMarketing Monday Videos Reach Thousands

by Debi Chedester

According to Social Media Today, 90 percent of customers say videos help make buying decisions.  This is the strategy behind the American Floral Endowment’s (AFE’s)  #FlowerMarketingMonday weekly video series, which has reached more than 30,000 consumers in its few weeks. The video series that kicked off in mid-April, and continues through December 2018, features a […]

Two Students Receive Altman Family Scholarships

by Debi Chedester

Two students were awarded $5,000 scholarships from the 2018 Altman Family Scholarship Fund. Krishna Bhattarai, a Ph.D student at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, and Nathan Nordstedt, of The Ohio State University were both awarded the 2018 scholarship for their exemplary work and outstanding dedication to their floriculture studies. The […]

2018 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship Announced

by Debi Chedester

Melissa Muñoz, a Master of Science student at Clemson University, was awarded the 2018 Paul Ecke Jr., Scholarship Award — a $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 for two consecutive years).  She will be continuing for her Ph.D. upon completion of her Masters degree. “There were a record number of applications for the second year in a row, […]