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AFE’s Laura Barth Inducted into GPN Magazine’s 40 Under 40

AFE’s Laura Barth Inducted into GPN Magazine’s 40 Under 40

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is pleased to announce that AFE’s Research Coordinator, Laura Barth, has been inducted into Greenhouse Product News (GPN) Magazine’s 12th Annual 40 Under 40, Class of 2023. This accolade recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions of 40 young professionals under the age of 40 who are making a difference within the horticulture industry.

The individuals honored with this distinction were nominated by their peers and selected for their remarkable achievements in their personal and professional lives. They have demonstrated “superior leadership, creativity, compassion, and innovative thinking,” which are the hallmarks of this award.

Laura’s induction into the 40 Under 40 Class of 2023 acknowledges her passion and dedication to the horticulture industry, as well as her innovative approach to her career. In her position as Research Coordinator at AFE, Laura has played a key role in overseeing AFE-funded research projects and initiatives to foster growth and development within the floral community.

“It is an honor to be recognized alongside these other young professionals who are part of this year’s 40 Under 40 class and I’m incredibly proud to have been selected,” Laura says. “AFE has been instrumental to my growth and successes in this industry – as an AFE scholarship recipient in grad school, and now as a professional in the industry where I get to do meaningful work that I love every day.”

The American Floral Endowment congratulates Laura and the other outstanding young professionals inducted into the 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. “AFE remains committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of horticulture and floriculture leaders. We are excited to see the positive impact they will continue to have on the industry,” Executive Director, Debi Chedester, CAE, IOM, AAF, said. “We could not be more proud of Laura for receiving this great honor!” 

You can read more about Laura and the other 40 Under 40 Class of 2023 members here.