Author Archives: Charlie

Upcoming Webinar: Mid-Year Economic Outlook




Mid-Year Economic Outlook Join us for a webinar on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM CDT. Register now!   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9086426040932434689 In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Hall will present his mid-year economic outlook for the green industry. Special emphasis will be placed on the sectors in the economy that have a direct impact on grower, landscape service provider, and retail sales. Dr. Hall will also hone in on some key dates that will be important to look out for this year and he will also suggest a dashboard of indicators… Read More →




Webinar: Everything You NEED to Know about What’s Going On In Washington!




Please register for Everything You NEED to Know about What’s Going On In Washington! on Jun 21, 2016 10:00 AM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3183427384924128514 In this webinar, Craig Regelbrugge will provide an update of the legislative and regulatory issues facing the green industry, what efforts are underway to attempt to influence policies, and the overall impacts on the green industry. Craig Regelbrugge serves as AmericanHort’s senior vice president, where he is responsible for industry advocacy and research programs. Formally known as the American Horticulture Industry Association, AmericanHort launched in… Read More →




Webinar: Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline!




Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline Join us for a webinar on May 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM CDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3199323024526841858 In this webinar, Dr. Brent Pemberton will discuss exciting new plants that entering the green industry pipeline based on his observations at CAST, his own plant trials in Overton, Texas, and with his participation in the Texas Superstar program. New product development is an important strategy for the industry so you do not want to miss this! Dr. Pemberton’s area of research is in nursery and… Read More →




New webinar: Findings From The National Green Industry Survey




Join us for a webinar on Jul 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM CDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2774420048283086082 In this webinar, Dr. Marco Palma will present key findings from the latest National Green Industry Survey and discuss preliminary data regarding the economic contributions of the entire green industry sector. As a result of the recent economic recession (2007-2009) and subsequent decline in consumers’ discretionary expenditures, the Green Industry in the United States suffered significant economic losses leading to major structural changes in the industry. To be competitive in today’s complex… Read More →




Next webinar topic: Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline




Please register for Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline on May 12, 2015 2:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1420950919781864962 In this webinar, Dr. Brent Pemberton will discuss exciting new plants that entering the green industry pipeline based on his observations at CAST, his own plant trials in Overton, Texas, and with his participation in the Texas Superstar program. New product development is an important strategy for the industry so you do not want to miss this! Dr. Pemberton’s area of research is in nursery and floriculture crop production and… Read More →




Only a few seats left in EAGL Program for 2015!




Now accepting applications for the 2015 EAGL program! There are only a few seats left for this year’s cohort for the Executive Academy for Growth and Leadership. EAGL is patterned after executive MBA curricula, but is tailored to the green industry and it has been designed particularly with the challenges of contemporary wholesale growing businesses in mind. The 4-module curriculum culminates in a certification from Texas A&M University in applied horticultural business management. What makes something like this more meaningful is the interaction with peers in the industry,… Read More →




Upcoming immigration webinar!




Please register for Everything You NEED to Know about Immigration 2015! on Mar 24, 2015 10:00 AM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3062479997421126914 In this webinar, Craig Regelbrugge will provide an update of the immigration issue facing the green industry, what efforts are underway to attempt to influence policy, the effects of President Obama’s executive order, and the impacts on the green industry. Craig Regelbrugge serves as AmericanHort’s senior vice president, where he is responsible for industry advocacy and research programs. Formally known as the American Horticulture Industry Association, AmericanHort launched… Read More →




The Economic Outlook for 2015




Join us for a webinar on Feb 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM CST. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6131799691013753346 In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Hall will present his annual economic outlook for the green industry. Special emphasis will be placed on the sectors in the economy that have a direct impact on grower, landscape service provider, and retail sales. Dr. Hall will also hone in on some key dates that will be important to look out for this year and he will also suggest a dashboard of indicators that all green… Read More →




America in Bloom Raffle




Wouldn’t it feel good to put $5,000; $1,000, or even $500 in your pocket? Be sure to purchase an AIB raffle ticket in 2014, you just might be one of the lucky cash prize winners! You do not need to be present to win. Plus, proceeds from the raffle help fund the AIB program! It’s super simple — just go to http://www.americainbloom.org/Support-AIB/Annual-Raffle.aspx and enter today! Want to do more? Consider being an America in Bloom sponsor. It is a program that is working directly on your behalf to bolster… Read More →




The economic outlook for 2014




Join us for a Webinar on January 17 In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Hall will present his annual economic outlook for the green industry. Special emphasis will be placed on the sectors in the economy that have a direct impact on grower, landscape service provider, and retail sales. Dr. Hall will also hone in on some key dates that will be important to look out for this year and he will also suggest a dashboard of indicators that all green industry firms should be tracking to better monitor… Read More →