Women in Horticulture Interview Series April 2024

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Women in Horticulture Interview Series April 2024

April 24 @ 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Join us for a Women in Horticulture interview with Leigh Geschwill, one of the owners of F & B Farms and Nursery, a family-owned and operated business in Oregon. Hear her journey of nurturing a family business where she balances multiple roles as a business owner and industry leader.

Leigh Geschwill, Owner, F&B Farms and Nursery

Hear her thoughts on developing professional relationships, the dynamics of a family-owned business, the importance of advocacy work, and the evolving horticulture industry.

In addition to operating a family-owned business, Leigh has a track record of leadership, a trait instilled in her by her parents. Her leadership journey began with her local Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) chapter and led to her becoming the OAN board president.

Today, she is board president of the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), AmericanHort’s education foundation. HRI works to fund cutting-edge industry research and scholarships to ensure a thriving industry for years to come. 

Leigh is passionate about advocating for the industry on a local, state, and national level. She has made countless trips to her state capital and Washington, D.C. to speak with representatives about important issues affecting her business and the green industry. 

F & B Farms and Nursery was founded in 1997 by Leigh, her husband Fred, brother-in-law Bill, and sister-in-law Heidi. After wearing many different hats over the years, today, Leigh has primary responsibility for sales, forecasting, and logistics. When Leigh is not working, she pursues numerous hobbies, including crafting, baking, scuba diving, ballet, and travel.   

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