A Resource For Long Island Horticulture Professionals
Welcome to Long Island Flower Growers Association Page
The Long Island Flower and Growers Association's (LIFGA) mission is to increase awareness, education, and appreciation of plant diversity and be a regional center of expertise in greenhouse managment, landscape design and exhibition and horticultural "best" practices.

LIFGA supports academic research projects and continuing education programs on issues related to the use and management of landscape plants and care-giving by providing high-reach, high-content and cost-effective means of delivery, new and routine information to Long Island's horticultural audiences.

Professionals related to the enviromental horticultural industry are LIFGA's primary audience, such as:

- Landscape maintenance and construction contractors.
- Plant and seed brokers.
- Retail and wholesale greenhouse and nursery professionals.
- Irrigation designers and equipment manufacturers.
- Public parks and public works personnel.
- Arborists

Important secondary audiences are home horticulture enthusiasts and media representatives.
RECIEPIENT: Christoper D'Angelo
D'Angelo, a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, plans to complete his PhD in Plant Breeding and Genetics and then enter the industry as a commercial plant breeder working with floriculture crops. "By the end of my PhD I want to be ready to meet the challenges that I will undoubtedly face when I enter the horticulture industry as a young professional because I intend to face those challenges head on," D'Angelo said.

Previous Years Scholarship Recipients: Justin Kondrat (2012), Jessica Anson (2011), Maria Figueroa (2010, First Recipient)
LIFGA Summer Meeting and LIHREC Trial Garden Tours
Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, Riverhead, NY
The meeting will be held on July 10. Registration will begin at 5:00 PM, tours will start at 5:30 PM, and dinner will be held at 6:30 PM. Come to tour the trial and display gardens at LIHREC, learn more about LIFGA's new websites and marketing efforts, enjoy dinner, and socialize and network with other industry members. (You do not need to be a member of LIFGA to attend.) Contact Anne Bates at LIFGA, 631-727-4685 or lifga@verizon.net.