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ASCFG 2018 Conference schedule of events

Tuesday, Sept. 25

8:30 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions, Dave Dowling, ASCFG president

8:45 a.m.  “The ASCFG: Where We Began, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going”

9:30 a.m.   New Varieties Festival and Cut Flowers of the Year Announcement, John Dole, ASCFG executive advisor

10:30 a.m.  Break

11:00 a.m.  “Show Us Your Farm Hacks!”

Noon   Lunch On Your Own

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:

1:00 p.m. “Cracking the Cascading Bouquet Conundrum,” Jennie Love, Love ‘n Fresh Flowers in Philadelphia

1:00 p.m. “SEO: The Secret Weapon to Maximizing Your Online Presence,” Jesse and Kelly Perry, Team Flower in Boone, NC

1:00 p.m. “High Tunnels for Cut Flowers,” Leah Cook, Wild Hare Farm in Cedar Grove, NC

2:00 p.m. “Make Weddings Work for YOU,” Lennie Larkin, B-Side Farm in Sebastopol, CA

2:00 p.m. “It’s a Beautiful Day for a Farmers’ Market,” Shanti Rade, Whipstone Farm in Paulden, AZ, Jamie Rohda, Harvest Home in Waverly, NE, and Valerie Schirmer, Three Toads Farm in Winchester, KY

2:00 p.m. “A Passion for Peonies,”Foxie Morgan, Pharsalia Events in Roseland, VA

3:00 p.m. “Extra Texture: Crops to Add Sparkle to Your Design Work,” Carolyn Snell, Carolyn Snell Designs in Bar Mills, Maine

3:00 p.m. “Cooperative Marketing,” Kelly Morrison, Piedmont Flower Market in Durham, NC

3:00 p.m. “It’s All About Soil,” Alex Hitt, Peregrine Farm in Graham, NC

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Evening Trade Show and Floral Design Competition

Wednesday, Sept. 26 

Morning Bus Tours to Spring Forth Farm and Open Door Farm – SOLD OUT

Noon Lunch On Your Own

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:

1:30 p.m. “Bug-B-Gone: How To Effectively Deal With ‘Bugs’ In Cut Flower Production,” Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State, Manhattan

1:30 p.m. “Industry Overview,” Debra Prinzing, Slow Flowers in Seattle

1:30 p.m. “Understanding the Legal and Financial Structure of Your Business,” Poppy Davis, C2C Consulting in Berkeley, CA

2:30 p.m. “Lisianthus,” Linda Doan, Aunt Willie’s Wildflowers in Blountville, TN

2:30 p.m. “Maintaining Work-Life Balance,” Mark Cain, Dripping Springs Garden in Huntsville, AR

3:00 p.m.  “Taxes, Taxes, Taxes,” Poppy Davis, C2C Consulting in Berkeley, CA

3:30 p.m. “Grow More on Less: Go Organic!” Lisa Ziegler, The Gardener’s Workshop in Newport News, VA

3:30 p.m. “Postharvest,” John Dole, Ben Bergmann, Christian Loyolla and Nathan Jahnke, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

6:00 p.m.  Reception and 30th Anniversary Banquet