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 25 Years – Four Celebrations!

"From Seed to Sale"
October 7-8, 2013
OSU Secrest Arboretum and OARDC
1680 Madison Avenue,
Wooster, Ohio


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Plants. It's all about the plants. Follow each speaker as he or she discusses the processes used to produce a flower crop, starting with variety selection and scheduling, through planting , growing-on, pest and weed control, harvest, postharvest handling procedures, all the way to marketing, pricing, and design. Field and hoophouse options will be covered.

The Secrest Arboretum is a gem in the middle of Ohio’s scenic Amish country, and makes the perfect setting for plant enthusiasts. Wooster is an easy drive for those in the Midwest, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic states. A block of rooms has been held for the ASCFG at the Hilton Garden Inn (across the street from the Arboretum). Call (330) 202-7701 to make your own reservation. The cut-off date is September 7.

Wrap up your 2013 season with inspiration and information!

Monday, October 7 ____________________________________________

3:00 p.m.   Tour   Secrest Arboretum
Director Ken Cochran and Program Manager Joe Cochran

5:00 p.m.   Gather at the beautiful new Miller Pavilion for an informal reception with light refreshments.  

Tuesday, October 8 ___________________________________________

Meeting in Shisler Conference Center

7:30 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.     Welcome

8:15 a.m.     Sunny Meadows Flower Farm Review
Steve and Gretel Adams are young flower growers who farm just outside Columbus. Learn the secrets of their production and marketing successes.

9:00 a.m.     Winterberry and Other Branches
Ken Cochran, Joe Cochran and Tom Kavanagh will lead a discussion on winterberry and other cut branches. They will talk about production and marketing, research, and use in event design.

10:00 a.m.     Lily
Dave Dowling, Farmhouse Flowers & Plants, Brookeville, Maryland

11:00 a.m.     Willow
Kent Miles, Illinois Willows, Seymour

12:00 p.m.     Lunch included

Concurrent Sessions

1:00 p.m.
Bob Wollam
Wollam Gardens, Jefferson, Virginia

1:00 p.m.
David and Jill Russell
Boreal Peonies, Liberty, Indiana

2:00 p.m.
Kent Miles
Illinois Willows, Seymour
2:00 p.m.
Bob Wollam
Wollam Gardens, Jefferson, Virginia
3:00 p.m.

Joe Schmitt, Fair Field Flowers
Madison, Wisconsin

3:00 p.m.

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

Thank you, sponsors! __________________________________

A-ROO Company
American Takii
Bulb Trading Company
Harris Seeds
Hortica-Insurance & Employee Benefits
Ivy Garth Seeds
ML Irrigation
PanAmerican/Kieft Seed
Plants Nouveau
Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.