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25 Years - Four Celebrations!

The ASCFG is twenty-five years old in 2013. Help us celebrate together by
attending any - or all - of our meetings! We're making them a little
shorter, so you don't have to spend so much time away from your farm.
We're making them a little different from each other, so each will be a
uniquely useful education and networking experience for all growers.
We're making them ALL valuable, and fun.

Join us!


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.
Program

Crop Planning and Record Keeping
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.

View "Hydrangea" video.  More coming soon in Members Only.  Join today!

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

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

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

Willow
Kent Miles, Illinois Willows, Seymour

Hydrangea  
Dahlia
Bob Wollam, Wollam Gardens, Jeffersonton, Virginia

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

Dianthus 
Joe Schmitt, Fair Field Flowers, Madison, Wisconsin

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

Sunflower
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