• 21 February 2017

    Experience horticulture globally!

    A New PerspectiveBrie ArthurIPPS hosts an exchange program allowing members to experience horticulture globally.Professional development is paramount for creating a workforce that is competent, forward-thinking and capable of meeting the changing demands of the nursery industry. Research s...

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  • 2 January 2017

    Why IPPS - Jim Berry

    Jim Berry, President, J. Berry Nursery -  IPPS membership offers a community of green industry professionals who have mentored me, shared with me, and taught me over the years. I have many lifelong friends that I have known for decades through IPPS Southern Region. For me, IPPS is personal...

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  • 27 November 2016

    Photos from 2016 Annual Conference Tours

    Photo Gallery

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  • 27 November 2016

    Why IPPS -Daniel Greenwell

    Daniel GreenwellGraduate Student Auburn University Membership in horticulture societies and organizations is of utmost importance to me, especially as I move closer to full-time employment. Active membership in any organization and especially membership with IPPS is a way to keep yourself from becom...

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  • 31 August 2015

    Why IPPS - Jane Stanley

    IPM and Woody GrowerSaunders Brothers, Inc.Why do you value IPPS?More than any other group I’ve come across, IPPS members embody their motto “to seek and to share.” While the amount of expertise contained in this group is a bit intimidating, the thing that impresses me most is how willing peop...

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  • 29 August 2015

    Why IPPS - Lee Ivy

    Lee IvyLecturer, Department of Horticultural Sciences, NCSUWhy do you value IPPS?The courses I teach allow me to interact with aspiring horticulturists. Their interests are broad but often revolve around some type of plant propagation. As an educator trying to combine science with practical applicat...

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  • 27 August 2015

    Why IPPS - Elliott Hallum

    Elliott HallumHorticulturist at Mountain Creek NurseryMurfreesboro, TennesseeWhy do you value IPPS?I value being an IPPS member to meet and learn from the leaders in the horticulture industry.I value the nursery tours that demonstrate the best ways to grow sustainable and profitable living plants. I...

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  • 15 April 2015

    IPPS International Tour 2015

    The Southern Region of North America will be hosting the 2015 International tour. The tour will begin on October 4, 2015, from New Orleans, LA and conclude October 10, 2015, in Tampa, FL. There will be a full day board meeting for all International board members and an open day for non board member...

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  • 12 March 2015

    Letter from the President

    It seems like we were just finishing up with Spring 2014, and now Spring 2015 is knocking on the door. This year promises to be exciting for the nursery industry. The stock market is up (and down and up), oil prices are the lowest in decades, and housing starts are on the rise – looks like we can ...

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  • 20 December 2014

    China Initiative - November 2014

    International Directors of the IPPS visited China during November 2014 to investigate the possibility of establishing an IPPS China Region and learn more about the pace of change within horticulture in China. The group visited various nurseries and garden centers in the Shanghai and Hangzhou area as...

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