|ASCFG in 2018|
The Hotel at Oberlin, Oberlin, Ohio
The traditional Growers’ School, with sessions addressing the very basics of cut flower production, handling, and marketing. Come prepared with all your beginners’ questions!
Seasoned Growers' Meeting Program
Chateau Le Moyne, New Orleans, Louisiana
You've created a successful cut flower business: you know what varieties grow best for you; you have a handle on what your customers want - you're all set, right? What about the next stage? Are you considering expanding your company, or downsizing it? Are you building increased equity in your business each year, or just getting by? Might you be handing off your farm to family members or long-time employees in the coming years? What's the plan for your farm when you're done farming? Questions like these, and many more, will be answered at the ASCFG's first-ever meeting for seasoned growers. The two-day event will be an intimate affair, strictly limited to only 50 attendees, and concentrating on topics relevant to established cut flower growers. Our speakers will present in-depth sessions, and plenty of time for group discussion will be available.
National Conference and 30th Anniversary Bash
North Raleigh Hilton/Midtown, Raleigh, North Carolina
This celebration will include it all: an on-farm Growers’ School, thanks to Sassafras Fork Farm, two more days of speaker sessions, vendor displays, and limitless networking with growers from across the country.