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  • 31 March 2017

    Keep it Green!

    Go Spartans! It seems like Michigan is all things green and we are going to keep it that way at this year’s annual conference in Grand Rapids from October 11-14, 2017. The lower peninsula of Michigan continues to have what is easily the greatest concentration of excellent horticultural enterprises...

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  • 31 March 2017

    Conference Tour: Oct 12

    Join us as we tour three large scale nurseries based in West Michigan: Walters Gardens, Hortech and Spring Meadow Nursery. Enjoy behind the scenes tours and network with colleagues old and new throughout the day. After the nursery tours, Spring Meadow’s owner, Dale Deppe, welcomes you to his hom...

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  • 25 October 2016

    Brian Maynard and Ron Strasko Honored

    Before a crowd of about 150 people, IPPS Eastern Region presented the Fellow Award and the Award of Merit to two very deserving members. The Nominating and Recognition Committee ranked the many nominees based on qualifications and the winners determined by highest scores. It is a longstanding tradi...

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  • 25 October 2016

    Auction is a Hit!

    Of the many aspects of the IPPS conference each year that highlight the comradery and generous nature exemplified by the organization few are as spirited and lively as the annual silent and live auctions.Roughly 140 unique items made an appearance at this year’s auction. Everything from live plant...

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  • 25 October 2016

    Dale Pierson Elected President

    Dale Pierson, President of Pierson Nurseries, Inc., in Dayton, Maine, was elected President of the IPPS Eastern Region at the annual business meeting held in Hartford, CT in September. He has been a member of IPPS since 1993, having served as a Director on the Board of the Eastern Region, on multip...

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  • 30 June 2016

    Hartford Pre-Conference Tour

    The Eastern Region IPPS annual meeting will be held in Hartford, Connecticut from September 21-24, 2016. Besides featuring dynamic speakers during the educational sessions, a special emphasis has been put on offering tours that are diversified and focused on production, education and propagation. ...

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  • 30 June 2016

    Hartford Conference Tours

    Hartford is the venue for the 2016 annual IPPS Eastern Region Conference. The host hotel is the new Hartford Marriott Downtown, overlooking the Connecticut River. The morning program will have a distinct New England flavor and in that spirit we will be visiting some top notch operations through...

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  • 30 June 2016

    Ontario Area Meeting July 20

    Innovation: Making it WorkWednesday, July 20, 2016 at Landscape Ontario in Milton, OntarioIn this industry, nurseries strive to be innovative to separate themselves from the competition. However what happens once the new equipment is on the property or when that new building is built? How do we face...

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  • 14 December 2015

    Brian Decker Elected Eastern Region President

    Brian Decker was elected President of the IPPS Eastern Region at the regional conference held in Cincinnati in September. A member of IPPS-ER since 1986, Brian has served as a director to the Eastern Region Board, as Poster and Research Grant Committee chair, on the Membership and Publicity Co...

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  • 14 December 2015

    Cincinnati Tour Recap

    Eastern Region conference attendees enjoyed two full days of tours to the horticultural highlights of both Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. The first stop on the Pre-Conference Tour on Friday, September 25th was Decker's Nursery where the focus is on finished nursery stock, wholesale shrub liners...

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