Greenhouse Product News

GPN's 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

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PRODUCT NAME Product Company PRODUCT NAME Product Company PRODUCT NAME Product Company VARIETY SPOTLIGHT PRODUCT NAME Product Company PRODUCT NAME Product Company PRODUCT NAME Product Company FEATURED PRODUCTS Leaderboard 600 x 90 GPN WEEKLY Keeping horticulture professionals up-to-date on the latest industry news and advancements. CULTURE CONNECTION Providing access to information that growers need for producing the highest quality crops. GREENHOUSE MARKETPL ACE Learn about the industry's latest new products and varieties. LET'S TALK Offering the latest editorial focused on a specific challenge or issue facing growers. SIGN UP Free E-Newsletters GPN Weekly • Culture Connection • Hydroponics Report • The Bottom Line • Let's Talk SIGN-UP AT GPNMAG.COM/SIGNUP BEYOND PRINT Take advantage of the following GPN e-newsletters for additional content to improve your growing operations. WATER QUALIT Y Providing growers with the latest insights on water-related issues in greenhouse production. MARKETING PARTNERS Sponsored content focused on the latest products, services and solutions for successful growing operations. JAMES YOUNGERS HEAD GROWER WALLACE'S GARDEN CENTER BETTENDORF, IOWA Accomplishments: • Responsible for all aspects of maintaining two shrub houses, seven perennial houses and approximately 50,000 square feet of annual production space. • Also responsible for a 2-acre apple orchard (600 trees) and maintains his own beehives on the property. He researched and created a pruning and spray program that keeps the orchard in top condition. Motivational Reading: "My favorite book is 'Born to Run' by Christopher McDougall. I read it every spring to give me motivation after a long, cold Iowa winter." Get on Your Bike and Ride! James rode his bicycle across the state of Iowa. In addition to cycling, other hobbies include trail running and beekeeping. ANGIE VANWASHENOVA INTERNAL SALES SUPERVISOR FOUR STAR GREENHOUSE CARLETON, MICHIGAN Accomplishments: • Helped shaped the company's customer relationship management software to prioritize the information and identify customers' needs for the inside sales team that can be accessed both on the road and at their desk. • With a background in commercial media sales, adapted media research techniques for use with customers and products that helped develop individual strategies to guide sales efforts. A Crush on DMB: Angie has seen the Dave Matthews Band more than 20 times "and can't wait until we can take our children (ages 10 and 6) to a show to appreciate the experience for themselves!" It Runs in the Family: Her father worked for Frank Smith, the father of Four Star Greenhouse's owner Tom Smith, back in the late 1960s. ALLISON ZEEB CUT FLOWER PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/NATIONAL CUT FLOWER PROMOTIONS AMERICAN TAKII SALINAS, CALIFORNIA/CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Accomplishments: • Travels the world talking to small and large cut flower farmers and advises them on new ways to grow their products. In the past year, she's been to Japan, Holland, Canada, Mexico and South America, where she unites cultures with their growing practices and flower markets. • Was a key speaker at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, showing new techniques and inspiration to bring pressed flowers into the 21st century. Required Reading: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. "A book never bounded by one narrative, shows a world that's artfully cunning and brings forth a battle where neither opponent can win." Jumping and Rolling: One of Allison's hidden talents is she can Double Dutch jump rope while wearing roller blades. 40 UNDER 40

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