The Cut Flower Quarterly is the only periodical dedicated to informing growers about the production, postharvest care, and marketing of cut flowers. The Winter issue is filled with color photos and descriptions of the year's upcoming new varieties. It is also home to the highly-anticipated ASCFG National Trials results, including seed and perennial plant trials. Regular content covers integrated pest management, research updates, business management, and reports from growers across the country. Members say that the Quarterly is the only magazine they read from cover to cover, as soon as it is received.
ASCFG Bulletin Board is ASCFG's original online forum where members share their knowledge and experiences. These archives are searchable and contain over thirteen years of discussions. Contact the ASCFG if you would like a free trial.
ASCFG Members Only Facebook Group provides members with the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience. This user-friendly tool allows members to post questions and answers, share photos and videos, and search for topics related to their specific needs. Access to this group is like having your own online professional consulting firm.
The ASCFG Flower Search is an important marketing tool accessed at www.ascfg.org. This complimentary web page allows members may update their personal page to indicate the flowers they grow, services they provide, and add links to point to their own site, galleries, catalogs, and more. Buyers are able to navigate and search by company name, location, and flower to easily find your flowers and services.
Members Only is exclusive to members as its name suggests. Members receive a unique username and password that allows access to this searchable site that includes the Bulletin Board, Members Only Facebook Group, back issues of The Cut Flower Quarterly, floriculture research reports, pricing guides, program speaker slideshows and videos, and more!
The Mentorship Program was created to match our more experienced members with newer members just getting started with their flower farming endeavors. Itís a great way to give back to our community and create lasting, rewarding relationships with the next generation of flower farmers.
Several ASCFG members have already applied to serve as mentors. This year, five of them will be matched with mentees, based on location and shared business modes. For two years, they will communicate via email and phone, and ideally visit each otherís farms at least once, sharing experiences and building a supportive relationship. Read more here.
Meetings and Conferences offer educational sessions, floral design shows, and farm and greenhouse tours. These meetings vary in format from casual hands-on learning to Growers' Schools with in-depth instruction regarding production methods, pest management, postharvest care, and marketing. These gatherings also provide members time to meet one another face-to-face to share their experiences. Read more about upcoming events.