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ASCFG National Conference to meet in Delaware in October

Under the banner “Growing Growers,” the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers will gather for its 2014 National Conference Oct. 19-22 at the Hilton Christiana in Newark, DE.

“The focus of the group for over 25 years has been teaching people to grow flowers,” Frank Arnosky, president of ASCFG, told The Produce News. “It’s a grassroots organization and the growers themselves put a lot of energy into putting the conference together.”

Conference highlights include education sessions, a tradeshow, a growers school, tours of nearby cut flower farms and Longwood Gardens, and an evening of “Speed Date a Pro,” where new growers can grill their experienced colleagues on their best and worst practices, according to a news release.

Formed in 1988, ASCFG is the only national trade association for commercial cut flower growers. It has 700 members across the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.

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