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Big Grower March 2021

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ROUNDTABLE gpn GREENHOUSE PRODUCT NEWS Join Us! FRESH PERSPECTIVES: A Candid Discussion About the 2021 Growing Season and Post-pandemic Trends GPN will host its first 40 Under 40 Roundtable in March. The 1-hour webcast will feature three industry experts providing fresh perspectives on the latest issues facing growers today. Join Jasmina Dolce, editor, and Tim Hodson, editorial director of GPN, as they moderate this interactive webcast featuring 40 Under 40 alumni. SPONSORED BY: March 18, 2021 2 p.m. EDT Stephanie Whitehouse is the retail general manager for Dickman Farms Garden Center in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Prior to working in garden retail Stephanie was the sales & marketing director for Peace Tree Farm where she helped launch lavender 'Phenomenal'. She believes strongly in giving back to the industry and has been a member of AmericanHort's GenNext and Retail Community Connectors since 2012. Stephanie is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in Skaneateles with her daughter. With more than 15 years of experience as director of marketing for Costa Farms and more recently as marketing director at Nature's Way Farms, Marta Maria Garcia is skillful at keeping a close eye on trends influencing the market and helping companies achieve sales goals and revenue growth through the implementation of strategic marketing initiatives. Marta Maria is also a strong advocate for the industry. She's an active board member of PMA's Center of Growing Talent, an association designed to attract, retain and develop talent for the floral and produce industry. Brian Austin is the head grower at Dutch Heritage Gardens, in Larkspur, Colorado. Growing up in the horticulture industry, he developed a life-long passion for plants. After completing his bachelor's degree in horticulture from Colorado State University, he started working as a grower at Dutch Heritage Gardens. There, he has spent the last 12 years, six of them as the head grower. When not growing plants, he enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors of Colorado. Marta Maria Garcia MARKETING DIRECTOR Nature's Way Farms Class of 2017 Brian Austin HEAD GROWER Dutch Heritage Gardens Class of 2018 Stephanie Whitehouse RETAIL GENERAL MANAGER Dickman Farms Class of 2012 REGISTER FOR FREE AT GPNMAG.COM/40U40ROUNDTABLE PANELISTS:

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