TAG: AmericanHort

Government Affairs: Congress moves ever so slightly toward a better understanding of industry labor issues

October 5, 2017By

Last month, I spent two days in Washington D.C. with about a hundred green industry company owners and state and national association staffers to push forward the industry’s agenda with Congress. The effort was organized by AmericanHort, a national association that represents nursery and greenhouse growers, landscape contractors and garden centers across the county. Company owners and association staffers spent... read more

People on the Move: Davey’s Bastian honored; US Lawns inducts Harrell into HOF; and more from AmericanHort, FMC

August 16, 2017By

Rex Bastian, Ph.D., technical advisor for The Davey Tree Expert Co., recently received a 2017 Award of Distinction from The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The Awards of Distinction were presented during the opening ceremony of the ISA’s 93rd Annual International Conference and Trade Show. Bastian was honored with ISA’s 2017 Award of Merit, the ISA’s highest honor for outstanding service... read more

People on the Move: Giraldo named EY Entrepreneur of the Year, AmericanHort honors Raimondi; new hires, promotions for Aspire, OPEI, DHG, Bayer

June 15, 2017By

Clean Scapes CEO Ivan Giraldo received the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the service category in Central Texas. Presented by Ernst and Young, the award recognizes entrepreneurs who have built a market-leading business that has contributed to the industry, job market and community. As a winner in Central Texas, Giraldo is now eligible for consideration for the 2017... read more

AmericanHort to host advocacy, policy summit

May 24, 2017By

AmericanHort will host Impact Washington, an advocacy and policy summit, in Washington D.C.. Sept. 12-13. The two-day summit will feature elected leaders, their staff and other policy experts on topics like immigration, farm bill programs affecting horticulture, tax reform and more. “At AmericanHort, advocacy and representation in Washington D.C. are part of our legacy,” said AmericanHort CEO and President Ken... read more

Horticultural Research Institute publishes bee-friendly plant lists

March 7, 2017By

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of AmericanHort, released a new publication providing research-based tree and shrub recommendations for supporting bee health, titled “Plants Bees Like Best.” This resource is the most recent addition to the ongoing pollinator-health tools provided by HRI. “The industry asked us for research-based plant recommendations for pollinator supportive plants,” said Jennifer Gray, research administrator for... read more

Jeffrey Scott to host free webinar on strategic planning

January 31, 2017By

Landscape industry consultant Jeffrey Scott and AmericanHort are partnering to put on a free webinar Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern to help green industry companies learn how to develop a strategic plan that will lead to success. The webinar, titled “Strategic Planning for Transformational Success,” will show attendees how to gain their team’s buy-in, create an effective plan and... read more