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Wednesday Educational Seminars
Thursday Educational Seminars
Pest Guide
Pesticide Recertification Credits
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Highlights from the 2016 Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo
The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo held on November 9 and 10, in Boxborough, MA was a great success with over 800 attending... (continue reading)
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2017-2018 New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide On Sale at Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo
The 2017-18 edition of the Guide will be available to attendees of the Northeast Greenhouse Conference at a special conference price of $30 per copy... (continue reading)
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Pesticide Recertification Credits Available at the Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo
Keeping up to date with pesticide recertification is a fact of life for greenhouse growers. A total of 12 hours of presentations (credits will vary by state) will be offered for the six New England states plus New York... {continue reading}
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New: Spanish Language sessions offered on Wednesday, November, 9th
Understanding Plants: Why we do what we do in the Greenhouse.
Funcionamiento de plantas: Por qué hacemos lo que hacemos en el invernadero... {continue reading}
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Hands on Training Sessions featured at the Northeast Greenhouse Conference
Growers always value hands-on training sessions to learn the tools they need to be successful in today’s competitive environment. Come participate in the following hands on training sessions... {continue reading}
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Growing Greenhouse and Hydroponic Vegetables
With the increased interest in growing greenhouse and hydroponic vegetables, four educational sessions will be offered on Thursday November 10th... {continue reading}
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Kelly Norris from the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will speak on Thursday, November 10th
Kelly will give two presentations: Plants with Style: A Plantsman's Choices for a Vibrant, 21st-Century Garden (1:30-2:20 pm), and Gardening with a Y (3:30-4:20 pm)... {continue reading}
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Join other growers and retailers for the Northeast's premier floricultural trade show! This biennial event is hosted by New England Floriculture, Inc., which represents the greenhouse grower associations of the six New England states plus New York. NEFs members collaborate with Cooperative Extension specialists from those seven states to develop the conference.
Who Attends?
  • Greenhouse & Nursery Growers
  • Garden Centers
  • Greenhouse Retailers
  • Landscapers
  • Allied Tradespeople
  • Educators & Students
Conference Highlights
EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Attend stimulating educational workshops on a wide range of topics by industry experts; acquire knowledge and gain valuable insight.

TRADESHOW Visit with innovative exhibitors during dedicated tradeshow time, to gather information on products and services that will benefit your business.

NETWORK Share ideas and build relationships, and make important face-to-face connections with others in the floriculture industry.

AMBASSADOR PROGRAM New to the show? Our veteran planning committee and Board will be on hand to give you one-on-one guidance on how to make the best of your trade show shopping experience. Sign up on the registration form and well set you up!

DAZED AND INFUSED Join Sue Adams, Adams Farm and Greenhouses, for an educational cocktail hour on Tuesday evening featuring specialty cocktails using herbs and other plants. Advance registration is required. No charge to attend, and cash bar will be available.

BREAKFAST WITH THE SPEAKERS Sign up to have breakfast Thursday morning with a presenter who is an expert in your area of interest! Presenters and their topics will include: Sinclair Adam, Penn State University (Perennials); Mandy Bayer, University of Massachusetts (Irrigation, plant height control); Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University (Insect pests and controls); Stephanie Cohen, Perennial Diva (Perennials); Chris Currey, Iowa State University (Greenhouse herbs, greenhouse environment); Kathy Kelly, Penn State University (Social Media); Tom Manning, Rutgers University (Greenhouse design, energy efficiency); Jeffrey Marstaller, Cozy Acres Greenhouses (Zero emissions, Advanced biocontols); Anna Meyerhoff, Bassett Healthcare Network (Worker protection); Kelly Norris, Des Moines Botanical Gardens (Iris, perennials, marketing); Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting (Biocontrols of pests); Brian Whipker, North Carolina State University (Plant Diagnostics, PGRs). Advance registration is required. Tickets are $25.

HARVEST MARKET LUNCH The Planning Committee worked closely with the Holiday Inn to develop lunch options showcasing local farms and producers. This will be located in the center of the show hall and open from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Stay and shop during lunch and show your support for the local farms!
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