Ex-Officio Members

• Lindsay Baerwald – (Texas Department of Agriculture representative)
• Patrick Berry – (Texas State Florists’ Association representative)
• Jan Couch – (Syngenta, Inc. representative)
• Jim Ellison – (retired, Ellison’s Greenhouses, Inc.)
• Amy Graham – (Texas Nursery and Landscape Association representative)
• Lela Kelly – (Dosatron International, Inc.)
• Dan Lineberger – (TAMU, Department of Horticultural Sciences)
• Wanda Weder – (Highland Supply Corporation)

 


Lindsay Baerwald

 

Texas Department of Agriculture

Lindsay serves as a Marketing Coordinator for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), and manages the Trade and Business Development Marketing Specialty Crop Block Grant. She received her B.B.A. in Marketing from Texas State University in 2005 and has been with TDA in some capacity since graduation.

 


 

Pat Berry

 

Texas State Florists’ Association

 

 


 

Jan Couch

 

    Syngenta, Inc.

 Graduate of Texas A&M University in Horticulture. Graduated Summa cum Laude Winner of student paper based on research project “Rapid Graft Propagation of American Hybrid Grapes” at ASHS Southern Region Conference. Began work as an agricultural sales rep for Stauffer Chemical Company. In the field of Horticulture have worked with Smither’s Oasis, Scotts, Uniroyal/Chemtura. Work with Syngenta customers as Ornamental Sales Specialist for 8 states. Extensive experience advising greenhouse and nursery growers on the use of plant growth regulators and crop protection products in the South. Past State Chair of the Education Committee of The Texas Nursery and Landscape Assn and current Education Committee member, former TNLA regional officer and board member, Steering Committee member for Southwest Growers Conference. Member and committee chair person with the Native Plant Society of Texas Boerne Chapter, mentor with Maples for Boerne project and active in Cibolo Nature Center. Hobbies—Wildlife and vegetable gardening, cooking, pets.

 

Jim Ellison

 

Retired, Ellison’s Greenhouses, Inc.

Mr. Jim Ellison served as President of Ellison’s Greenhouses, Inc. for a number of years until his retirement. He received a BS in Agri-Business at New Mexico State University.  He is President of the Brenham Country Club, life member of Texas State Florist Association and involved with Rotary International and Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Jim’s Texas A&M University activities include TAMU College of Ag. Development Council, TAMU Research Foundation Council and Capital Campaign.

 


 

Amy Graham

 

Texas Nursery and Landscape Association

 President, Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.

 


 

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Lela Kelly

 

Dosatron International, Inc.

Lela Kelly has owned a greenhouse operation in Long Island, New York for over 11 years. Lela devotes much of her time to the horticultural industry by serving on boards such as FIRST (Floriculture Industry Research Scholarship Trust) and OFA (Ohio Florists’ Association). Lela’s business responsibilities include traveling the US doing trade shows and Dosatron maintenance seminars for growers. Lela and her husband, Eddy Kelly own Dosatron International, Inc. located in Clearwater, FL. Lela was an Advisory Committee Rotating Member from 2004 until 2012.

 


 

 Dan Lineberger

 

Texas A&M University

Dan Lineberger received his B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from North Carolina State University in 1971.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University in 1974 and 1978, respectively.  Dr. Lineberger served as Head of Horticultural Sciences from 1990 to 1994 and has been a member of the graduate faculty at Texas A&M University since 1990.  In 2012, Dr. Lineberger was renamed the Head of the Department of Horticultural Sciences.

 


 

Wanda Weder

 

Highland Supply Corporation

 Owner, Highland Supply Corporation. Highland Supply Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of floral packaging solutions. Founded in 1937, HSC has been an innovative force in floral packaging for nearly seven decades. Our founder, Erwin Weder, introduced decorative foil to florists in the early years – demonstrating that decorated potted plants sold more quickly and for a higher price than plain items. That watershed moment was the beginning of a legacy filled with innovation: Beauty Corsage Bags, Plastifoil® florists foil, Clearphane® film, Speed Covers®, Speed Sheets®, SizzlePak® shred and many more. Today, that spirit of innovation continues with Monza* & Tessera* plant wrapping sheets and rolls, Gossamer Cloth® and Flora Fuente® flexible vases. Developing packaging solutions to enhance and upgrade your potted plants and flowers is what Highland Supply does best. We’ve been helping our customers succeed since 1937.

 


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