60TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER CELEBRATION!!
DATE: August 8, 2019 @ 6PM
LOCATION: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901 Google Maps
The Long Island Flower Growers Association invites you, your family and staff members to join us for our 60th Anniversary summer celebration at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Enjoy a great dinner by the river and visit with fellow LIFGA members. A Chinese auction will be held along with our 50/50 raffle. *Please bring your donations for the auction to the dinner.
Registration begins at at 5:45 pm. Cocktails and dinner will be served at 6pm.
RSVP’s A MUST BY JULY 29TH!
Please contact Diane Hanwick to make your reservations at (631) 727-3595 (her work), (631) 886-2213 (LIFGA, leave a message) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
Welcome To Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA)
The mission of Long Island Flower Growers Association’s (LIFGA) is to increase awareness, education, and appreciation of plant diversity and to be a regional center of expertise in greenhouse management, landscape design and exhibition of horticultural “best” practices.
LIFGA supports academic research projects and continuing education programs on issues related to the use, management and care-giving of landscape plants by providing high-reach, high-content and cost-effective means of delivery, and new and routine information to Long Island’s horticultural audiences.
Professionals related to the environmental 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.
Important secondary audiences are home horticulture enthusiasts and media representatives.
We always have fun events going on. Whether you’re a participant or a volunteer, we want you to be part of it! Stay up to date with our events calendar, and make sure to RSVP for each event
2021 LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Ms. Victoria Zeng from Cornell University
BOB GUNTHER LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP
Giovanni Bevacqua from the State University of NY – Cobleskill.
LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS
The LIFGA established a scholarship fund with the American Floral Endowment in 2010 after fund raising for more than 12 years. This scholarship is intended for students in the Long Island/New York area studying ornamental horticulture at a community college or a four-year institution.
COMMERCIAL FLORTICULTURE SURVEY: GROWER RESPONSES NEEDED
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service again has funding to prepare an annual Floriculture Crops Summary report (after several years lapse in the survey). The information is valuable to producers to help learn industry sales and pricing trends. Good survey results depend on a high percentage of the industry reporting. The survey is being mailed out to commercial floriculture growers the week of Dec. 10 and reporting is due before Feb. 8. More information is available at https://safnow.org/commercial-floriculture-survey-responses-needed.
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
2023 VIRTUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SHORT COURSE
The LI Greenhouse & Floriculture Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the Sea Star Ballroom at the Hyatt East End (next to the LI Aquarium). The conference will cover topics including pests and diseases, energy costs, mycorrhizae, new plants, spotted lanternfly, and other updates.
The growing environment in greenhouses and indoor farms has a profound effect on numerous crop quality attributes, including crop yield, consistency, growth rate, flowering, and disease.
In this 6-week modular course, learn about all aspects of climate controls in greenhouses and indoor farms. Modules will focus on lighting, temperature, carbon dioxide concentration, humidity and VPD, irrigation, and autonomous controls.
Industry experts will define the specific environmental requirements of plants, show how climate controls work to improve yields in real-life case studies, and supply interactive demonstrations using commercially-available climate control technology. By the end of this virtual course, participants will be able to make informed decisions about selecting and using climate controls in their growing operations.
Modules will include:
- Plant Lighting Control Systems
- Temperature Control Systems
- Humidity Control Systems and VPD
- Carbon Dioxide Control Systems
- Irrigation Control Systems
- Autonomous Control Systems
Find more information and register by visiting the GLASE website:
FARM RESPIRATOR FIT TEST CLINIC
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1423 N Griffing Ave #100, Riverhead, NY 11901 Map It
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is hosting a respirator fit test clinic with the NY Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH). This clinic is to meet WPS compliance requirements for respirators.
Dates and times:
March 2nd: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March 3rd: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
423 Griffing Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
Click here for more information.
You must pre-register. Call 800-343-7527 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. To ensure that we are fully prepared for each clinic, we will need names and respirator information for each worker needing a fit test.
For more information about NYCAMH fit test clinics and respirators, visit: https://www.nycamh.org/programs-and-services/respirator-fit-test-clinics.php.
LIFGA 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK - Place Your Ad
DATE: Deadline is July 30, 2019
The Long Island Flower Growers’ Association (LIFGA) will celebrate its 60th anniversary on August 8 at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, NY.
A special Anniversary Book is being prepared to celebrate this event. You can highlight your business in the Anniversary Book by purchasing a full-page ad, a half-page ad, or a quarter-page ad.
Your ad can contain anything you would like, including a logo and photos. (The book will be published in black-and-white only).
Time is limited! Responses are needed as soon as possible in order to have the book printed.
AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Applications are now being accepted for more than 25 different scholarships through the American Floral Endowment (AFE).
Sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students studying floriculture and horticulture must submit their applications online by the May 1 deadline.
Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. In 2018, the Endowment awarded more than $42,000 in scholarships.
“AFE strives to support the next generation of industry members in any way we can. One of the ways we do this is through awarding scholarships to help ease their financial burdens,” said Greg Royer, Chairman of Royers Flowers & Gifts and AFE Education Committee Chair.
For more information on each scholarship and to apply, please visit Endowment Scholarships.
LIFGA’s success is attributed to the dedication we put forward toward local growers, retail garden centers, nurseries, landscapers, arborists, farms and complement industries. We support group discussions and promote content that is most prevalent to the LI horticultural community.
Our association continues to grow by offering many opportunities through means of continuing education, networking dinners, sponsored events, website advertisements and affiliate of the PlantSomething national campaign.
Being a member of LIFGA is more than just being connected to a business group, it’s about being part of a larger family .. who LISTEN AND CARE !!
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