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 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.
Important secondary audiences are home horticulture enthusiasts and media representatives.
2019 LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
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.
Ms. Cassandra Castano from Farmingdale State College received the LIFGA Scholarship of $1,400.
BOB GUNTHER LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Jesse Friel from Farmingdale State College received the LIFGA Bob Gunther Scholarship of $1,000.
LOWe 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
COMMERCIAL FLORTICULTURE SURVEY: GROWER RESPONSES NEEDEDThe Society of American Florists (SAF) encourages Long Island greenhouse and floriculture growers to respond to the USDSA NASS survey.
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.
LI AGRICULTRUAL FORUMDATE: January 8-9, 2020
The 2020 Long Island Agricultural Forum will be held on January 8th and 9th at the Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus in Riverhead, NY.
This two-day conference will feature sessions covering Greenhouse/Floriculture, Nursery, Hemp, Sustainable Agriculture, Vegetable, Tree Fruit/Small Fruit, Environmental Landscaping and Gardening, Beginning and New Farmer, Farm Loan Opportunities, Labor Law Regulation Updates, and Aquaculture.
View the full program find more details about registration here:
LI GREENHOUSE & FLORICULTURE CONFERENCEDATE: January 21, 2020 8AM – 4PM
This one day educational conference and trade show for greenhouse growers and industry professionals will address current issues and updates.
3.50 pesticide recertification credits available in Categories 1a, 3a, 24, 25, and 0.50 credits available in Category 23.
You must bring your Pesticide Applicator ID Card with you and attend the whole program to receive credits.
AFE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2020
The American Floral Endowment Society is happy to announce to be accepting applications for the Altman Family Scholarship and Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship.
Applicants must be in the process of successfully completing either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in horticulture or a related field (e.g., agricultural engineering, entomology, agricultural marketing and economics, plant pathology, etc.) and must have the intention of pursuing an MS or Ph.D. degree on a full-time basis.
They are highly appreciative of the field of horticulture and established the Center for Applied Horticultural Research as an effort to help the industry.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 1, 2020.
DATES: July 11-14, 2020
Cultivate is the largest all-industry trade show and conference for the horticulture industry. It is the industry event that brings the entire professional community together to make an even greater impact. This is the industry’s preeminent event for business, networking, professional development, trends, industry research, and business growth.
Cultivate is where the entire green industry gathers for an event that’s unparalleled in quality of education, variety of exhibitors, and cross-channel networking and learning. This premier event is known by horticulture professionals as their go-to source for new products, new varieties and educational sessions.
Cultivate is happening from 11 July 2020, Saturday to 14 July 2020, Tuesday at Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. The organizer of the event is AmericanHort. It is open to trade visitors. The estimated number of attendance is 10,000. Visitors come from over 45 countries. The estimated number of exhibitors is 650. The event will accommodate approximately 350,000 square feet of exhibit space. There will be over 150 speakers, over 150 sessions. The frequency of this event is annual.
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 APPLICATIONSDATE: Deadline is May 1, 2019
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.
28LIFGA’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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