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Past NFF Events

The NFF continues an annual tradition dating back to the early 1990s. It is an educational meeting for industry leaders, university faculty, graduate students, and government scientists from academic institutions, governmental agencies, and the greenhouse industry.

The meeting brings together diverse floricultural communities with the objectives to:

Past National Floriculture Forums

DateLocationThemeCoordinator
Feb. 22-24, 2024Biloxi, MSParticipant Driven Research, Teaching, and ExtensionDr. Jim DelPrince, Dr. Christine Coker
June 2-4, 2023Fort Collins, CO (Cancelled)N/ADr. Chad Miller, Dr. Josh Craver
2022No event held due to Covid-19N/AN/A
2021No event held due to Covid-19N/AN/A
Feb. 28- March 1, 2020Charlotte, NCHow we can assure that our teaching, research, and extension meets the needs of our clienteleDr. Marc van Iersel
Feb. 16-17, 2019Chicago, ILAdding Value: Back to our RootsDr. Marvin Miller
March 1-4, 2018Central FloridaEnvironmental Awareness and Urban
Horticulture
Dr. Liz Felter
March 17-19Philadelphia, PAHow to get younger people involved in the industryKrystal Snyder
March 6-7. 2015Minneapolis, MNMarketing of plants in floricultureTerry Ferriss
May 14-15, 2014Winnipeg, CanadaSphagnum peat industry in actionDr. Chris Currey, Brian Krug, Mike Evans
March 22-24, 2013Portsmouth, NHCreative thinking, creative funding: research, extension, and teaching programs and consortiumsStephanie Burnett, Brian Krug, Roberto Lopez, Neil Mattson
2012No event heldN/AN/A
March 10-11, 2011Dallas, TXPartnerships, alliances, brands and initiativesCharles Hall
2010No event heldN/AN/A
March 6-7, 2009Miami/Apopka, FLSustainability in the real worldPaul Fisher
Feb. 22-24, 2009Raleigh, NCReaching outBrian Whipker
Jan. 21-27, 2007Holland & GermanyInternational floricultureMark Bridgen
Feb. 23-26, 2006Grand Rapids, MISurvival strategies for floriculture programsErik Runkle
Feb. 25-27, 2005Chicago, ILA return to key issues facing floriculture professionalsPaul Thomas
Feb. 20-22, 2004Miami, FL (Fairchild Tropical Garden)Making the connection between industry and the public: What is the message we are sending?Rick Schoellhorn
Feb. 21-23, 2003Columbus, OH (Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center)Partnerships in floriculture: USDA, industry, university and botanic gardenDavid Tay
April 10-13, 2002California (San Diego/San Francisco)California pack trialsHeiner Lieth
Feb. 24-25, 2001College Park, MDHorticulture landmark award to agricultural research serviceTerry Ferriss
Feb. 26-27, 2000Chicago, IL (Chicago Botanic Garden)Future of floriculture in the USAMark Bridgen
Feb. 27-28, 1999Chicago, ILImproving communication and cooperation in the floriculture communityMark Bridgen

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