The 25+ educational sessions will focus on specific production practices and crops that have the highest potential to impact profit margin. Topics to be covered include quality control, space efficiency, labor reduction strategies, scheduling, PGRs, bulking, overwintering, and more. From introductory topics to advanced strategies, there are opportunities to learn for everyone, regardless of experience.
Key vendors that supply finished plant growers will be exhibiting and sharing their expertise at the conference. Attendees will walk the trade show looking to discover new suppliers, strategies, and opportunities for commerce that will help grow their niche businesses. We encourage any company interested in reaching finished plant growers to inquire about exhibiting and sponsorship.
Michigan is a hotbed for industry-leading finished plant growers, and the Finished Plant Conference Greenhouse Tour is the best way to get an insider’s look at their operations. The Greenhouse Tour will visit several world-class locations in western Michigan: Walters Gardens, Spring Meadow Nursery, Henry Mast Greenhouse, and Garden Crossings. These tour stops boast accolades such as being a 2021 Top 100 Grower, certified Proven Winners® growers, and have also earned a large collection of industry awards for superior breeding and plant salability. Come see these leading growers and learn from their expertise in bedding, fast-turn flowering shrubs, perennials, and more – while also exploring a variety of business models ranging from crop specialization to vertical integration.
Walters Gardens, known for their high-quality perennials, will be hosting the Finished Plant Conference Perennial Workshop. This workshop is ideal for both beginning to intermediate perennial growers and will cover weed control, perennial PGRs and application methods, handling of bare-root material, and more. The Perennial Workshop will give attendees an opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn-by-doing.
We encourage all finished plant growers and suppliers to attend the Finished Plant Conference. AmericanHort is offering a discounted conference registration of $595 to members and $495 to premium members. Non-Member pricing is $795. Additional registration is required for the Greenhouse Tour and Perennial Workshop. For more information and to register, visit AmericanHort.org/FinishedPlant or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 614-487-1117.