Growing Magazine - July, 2013


Look What's Growing!

New England Grows Announces Promotion & Appointments

New England Grows, the premier horticultural trade exposition and educational conference in the Northeast, is pleased to introduce a collection of new team members. Led by the executive director, M. Virginia Wood, the expanding team is poised for a busy year leading up to New England Grows, scheduled for February 5-7, 2014, in Boston.

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Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference Sessions Online

On the heels of the Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent's resoundingly successful Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference (WFP) debut, PMA members can now access conference sessions designed to help women unlock leadership potential and businesses drive performance. The PMA Foundation partnered with Simmons School of Management to deliver a competency-based program presented by experts in core leadership skills and broader issues affecting women leaders.

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Rubel Announced as a Keynote Speaker at F2Ti

Gardener and award-winning agricultural writer William Rubel has been announced as a keynote speaker at the first annual Farm to Table International Symposium (F2Ti), which will take place August 2-4, 2013, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. F2Ti, produced in partnership with the SoFAB Institute, will feature the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement and will explore the cultivation, distribution and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally.

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Pentair Opens West Texas Service Center

Pentair Ltd. marked the grand opening of its West Texas Service Center with a celebration at the new facility that included a catered barbecue lunch, tours of the building, product and capability demonstrations, raffle prizes, live music and more. The West Texas Service Center is designed to serve the growing needs of distributors and well drillers in both the agricultural and domestic water systems markets, giving Pentair a footprint in the largest agricultural irrigation market in the U.S.

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