WHO IS LIFGA?
DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING LONG ISLAND HORTICULTURE AND THE “GREEN INDUSTRY”
The LONG ISLAND FLOWER GROWERS ASSOCIATION is a non-profit, trade organization that was founded in 1959 and is open to all local floricultural professionals, businesses and educational institutes. We welcome memberships from growers, wholesalers, retailers, suppliers, allied tradesmen, and educational groups.
Our mission is to increase awareness, education and appreciation of plant diversity. In addition, we strive to be a regional center of expertise in greenhouse management, landscape design and exhibition of “best practices”.
We support 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.
Plant material most commonly grown ad sold in our area includes foliage, flowering house plants, bedding plants, gift plants, cut flowers, perennials, annuals, and ground covers.
Long Island is the #1 region in New York for producing greenhouse and horticulture products, and is ranked in the Top 10 List of United States.
So if you share a common bond with us please join our ranks by visiting our membership page.
WHAT WE DO..
- Promote the industry and your products throughout Long Island and the entire Metro Area.
- Circulate valuable information regarding growing and marketing.
- Provide a means for the exchange of ideas and pooling resources.
- Keep you updated on new products, new techniques, and new ways to save you dollars.
- Offer interesting and informative programs at membership meetings during the year.
- Participate in Flower Shows.
- Fund a Scholarship and Research program.
- Keep a close watch on legislative issues that affect the industry.
- Post current industry news and upcoming events on our LIFGA website.
- Work closely with educational institutes on college-level floriculture programs.
- Maintain a close liaison with other trade organizations, associations, Cornell University,and Cornel Cooperative Extension.