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25 Years - Four Celebrations!

The ASCFG celebrated its 25th anniversary year in 2013.
 Here are some of the presentations from our four event.

November 3-4
The ASCFG Growers' Business School

Learn how successful growers have managed their businesses, including discussions of their marketing tactics, postharvest processes, and season extension practices.

2013 Speaker Slideshows and Videos - Growers' School, Rhode Island


Crop Planning and Record Keeping   Video
Joe Schmitt, Fairfield Flowers, Madison, Wisconsin

Succession Planting (slideshow)
Succession Planting (document)
Planting Plan
Crop Estimating
Support Bow for Netting
Cedar Hill Fields
Water Jet Dibble
Joe's Flower Crop Comments

Check out the presentation links for these past meetings!

October 7-8
From Seed to Sale
OSU Secrest Arboretum and OARDC
Wooster, Ohio
It's all about the plants! Growers will explain their production and marketing systems for a wide variety of cut flower crops.

2013 Speaker Slideshows and Videos - From Seed to Sale, Wooster, Ohio

View "Hydrangea" video

Sunny Meadows Flower Farm Review 
Gretel and Steve Adams, Sunny Meadows Flower Farm, Columbus, Ohio

Winterberry and Other Branches  Video
Ken Cochran, OSU-OARDC, Wooster
Joe Cochran, OSU-OARDC, Wooster
Kent Miles, Illinois Willows, Seymour

Lilies, From Seed to Sale  Video
Dave Dowling, Farmhouse Flowers & Plants, Brookeville, Maryland

Willow  Video
Kent Miles, Illinois Willows, Seymour

Hydrangea   Video
Dahlia    Video (part one)  Video (part two)
Bob Wollam, Wollam Gardens, Jeffersonton, Virginia

Peony  Video
David and Jill Russell, Boreal Peonies, Liberty, Indiana

Dianthus   Video
Joe Schmitt, Fair Field Flowers, Madison, Wisconsin

Lisianthus  Video
Steve and Gretel Adams, Sunny Meadows Flower Farm, Columbus, Ohio

Sunflower  Video
Kent Miles, Illinois Willows, Seymour

March 4-5
On the Farm

Texas Specialty Cut Flowers
Wimberley, Texas
Frank and Pamela Arnosky welcome the ASCFG back to their Hill Country Farm  for tours and demonstrations.

About 100 happy attendees gathered at the Arnosky Family Farm for a day of farming stories - spiders and snakes included - networking, and fabulous food. If you missed it, check out the Arnoskys' presentation below. It won't be as fun without the personal narration,but you'll get a good idea of the scope of their farm and how they grow. We are also happy to share Dr. Mengmeng Gu's valuable talk on woody cut flower production for the South.

Thanks to everyone who attended, and made the first meeting of 2013 such a success!

A Year on the Farm 1  Frank and Pam Arnosky
A Year on the Farm 2  Frank and Pam Arnosky
Woody Ornamentals as Cut Flowers  Dr. Mengmeng Gu

March 17-18
Knowledge is Flower Power

J.C. Raulston Arboretum , NCSU
Raleigh, North Carolina
Researchers and growers share the latest in new cut flower varieties, diagnostics, postharvest considerations, and farm procedures.

Another successful meeting! Check out the talks from some of our speakers.

New Cuts to Consider     John Dole and Alicain Carlson
Breeding Disease-Resistant Cut Zinnias              Julia Kornegay
State of the North Carolina Cut Flower Industry      Halley Granitz
Weed Control in Cut Flowers              Joe Neal
When Should I Harvest and How do I Handle My Flowers?      Iftikhar Ahmad
How Bacteria Affect Your Postharvest and What to Do About It      Alicain Carlson
Bed Makers and Other Time Savers     Lisa Ziegler