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
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.
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.
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & NOTES
WHAT EMPLOYERS CAN AND CANNOT SAY ABOUT UNIONS
As some of you may know, there are current efforts to unionize farmworkers. Cornell Ag Workforce Specialist Richard Stup gives a basic overview of TIPS and FOE which are the basic ground rules for what employers can and cannot say and do. All farm owners, managers, and supervisors should be familiar with and understand these ground rules.
LIHREC IS AGAIN OPEN FOR VISITORS
SOME NEW INSECT PESTS
Another new insect to watch for is the elm zigzag sawfly. It has been newly reported in Quebec but thankfully not yet in the US. Learn more by visiting: https://www.invasivespeciescentre.ca/first-confirmed-sighting-of-a-new-invasive-in-north-america-elm-zigzag-sawfly/.
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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