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Funding the Future of Floriculture

2022 Fundraising Campaign Held Virtually Between Monday, May 16th - Thursday, June 30th All...

2022 Paul Ecke, Jr. & Altman Family Scholarship Recipients

Shaping the Future of the Industry   The graduate work of this year’s Paul Ecke, Jr. and Altman Family Scholarship recipients is already reshaping the floriculture and horticulture industry with improvements for growers and environmental benefits. Congratulations...

2022 Paul Thomas Interns of the Year

2022 Paul Thomas Floriculture Production Interns of the Year Holly Barrus, University of Idaho & William Billmeyer, Kirkwood Community College   For three to six months of the year, the interns awarded AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship disperse...

Thrips & Botrytis Webinars and Key Takeaways

New Thrips & Botrytis research and resources to keep your flowers and plants happy and healthy! AFE is pleased to share webinar recordings and one-page key takeaways highlighting new research findings from our specially-funded Thrips and Botrytis Research Fund....

AFE’s Strategic Plan Outlines Priorities for Funding the Future of Floriculture

As the industry continues to adapt to the changing world and new ways of conducting business, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) took the opportunity to also take a deeper look at how they can better support industry members and businesses through their floriculture...

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The Value of AFE’s Young Professionals Council

Professional Development, Networking, and Growth One of the best ways to ensure a brighter future for our industry is investing in the next generation of young professionals. Every which way you turn, you’ll find exceedingly bright minds and eager youth, ready to take...

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Memorial Tribute Established in Memory of John M. Hodapp

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of John M. Hodapp. This memorial tribute is established by long-time clients and friends, the Tawaga Family and Ken Young AAF. John was Director of Agency Operations, overseeing the firm’s...

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AFE Application Deadlines Calendar

Mark your calendars! Deadlines for our scholarship, internship, research proposal, and educational grant applications are listed below and are consistent year-to-year unless otherwise announced. Click an opportunity to learn more and apply. Free deadline posters are...

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Exploring Industry Careers for Young Professionals

An In-Depth Examination by YPC Member, Michael Wijesinghe Industry Survey Results Starting a professional career often leaves one feeling flush with emotion. Whether it is excitement, anxiety, or a combination of the two, the American Floral Endowment's Young...

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Internship Experiences Providing Skills for Success

2021 AFE Internship Awards and Placements The future looks bright! Let’s kickstart 2022 with some excitement, positive vibes, and industry successes – join us in congratulating ten dedicated students who rocked their internships in 2021 through AFE’s internship...

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2022 Paul Thomas Interns of the Year

2022 Paul Thomas Floriculture Production Interns of the Year Holly Barrus, University of Idaho & William Billmeyer, Kirkwood Community College   For three to six months of the year, the interns awarded AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship disperse...

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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.