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Registration Open for IPPS Eastern Region Annual Conference

Registration is open for the annual conference of the International Plant Propagators Society Eastern Region. The 2022 conference will take place September 27-30 in Long Island, New York. Plant Production Conference attendees will have their days split between educational sessions and tours. The event hotel is the Hyatt Regency Long Island and a discounted rate is available through August 21.

IPPS members receive discounted rates and non-members can join IPPS upon registration ($150 for one year) to receive a membership rate.

Gilbertie’s Organics appoints first-ever female farm manager to lead company

Family-owned Gilbertie’s Organics, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, has named Easton resident Cimi Carreño general manager of its agricultural operations as the company positions itself for its second century, according to a press release.

“She’s leading us into our next century,” said Sal Gilbertie, owner, president and CEO of Gilbertie’s Organics, who has led the company for more than six decades.

Carreño oversees the day-to-day operations of the Gilbertia Greenhouse, the source of Gilbertia’s potted herbs and vegetable plants for garden centers and its iconic line of soil-grown microgreens carried to grocery stores and restaurants in four states of the New England. Originally from Argentina, Carreño is excited to join a generational company with a rich history.

“Sal knows what he’s doing,” Carreño said. “He has a huge amount of knowledge and experience, all stored in him. I listen to it and document it, then organize it a bit.

Metrolina Greenhouses Named International Producer of the Year 2022

Metrolina Greenhouses has been named 2022 International Grower of the Year by a panel of horticultural industry judges at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The wholesale greenhouse operation won the coveted title of International Grower of the Year and the Gold Rose award at a recognition ceremony in Amsterdam presented by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Floraculture International magazine at GreenTech Amsterdam.

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