Take advantage of the FREE programs that AFE has in place to help the floral industry thrive. These programs are available to anyone in the industry at no charge, and were made available by the generous contributions from our industry members.
Business Internship Program — This program allows industry members to sign up to become a host employer and bring top talent to our industry in business-related fields. AFE accepts and reviews student applications twice annually and can provide you with pre-screened students for a 10-12 week internship.
A new guide “Building a Successful Internship Program” has been developed to help you establish an internship program at your company. Download the FREE Employer Resource Guide today!
Sign up now to get your company on the list of host employers that students choose from!
Retail, Wholesale and Commercial Production Internships — AFE administers two industry-related internship programs for students in floriculture/horticulture.
These internships range from three to six months at locations all over the U.S. Many of our students have gone on to become successful industry leaders, and could be your next hire!
If your organization is seeking interns, or is interested in hosting an internship, sign up today and AFE can provide you with top quality candidates!
Young Professionals Council — The youth is our future! If you have a young professional in your organization, they should become a YPC member.
Created in 2015, the YPC enables students and young industry professionals to learn more about the floriculture industry and contribute to the efforts of the Endowment.
The YPC offers leadership and networking opportunities, while also providing volunteer opportunities with AFE. Learn more and apply here.
Floral Marketing Research Fund — The FMRF was created in 2008 as a separate entity to provide consumer purchasing studies and resources for the industry.
To date, the FMRF has produced the following reports and results are available free at FMRF.org.
- NEW! Marketing Tactics to Increase Millennial Floral Purchases
- 2016 Generations of Flowers Study
- Funeral Directors and Flowers – Insights into Floral Tributes in the Funeral Industry
- Purchasing Barriers Tracking Study for Non-Flower Buyers
- Social Media Guide for Floral Retailers and Wholesalers
- Consumer Preferences Study for Flowers as Gifts
Educational Grants — Is your organization thinking about developing a program that promotes the industry or benefits industry members? If so, you could be eligible to receive funding through AFE!
AFE reviews grant applications each year (June deadline) and provides more than $35,000 annually to support floral industry programs through educational grants! Learn more about our grants.
Enjoy these and other AFE resources available on our website. AFE is funded BY the industry, FOR the industry, so please consider making a tax-deductible contribution so we can continue to build on important and necessary programs to help you succeed. Make your donation today!