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Congratulations to our 2021 Fellows Award Winner Rick Crowder

Congratulations to our 2021 Fellows Award Winner Rick Crowder

The IPPS Southern Region Fellows award honors and recognizes outstanding individuals for their contributions to the nursery industry and to plant propagation in the Southern Region. This distinction serves as a forum for fellowship and potential information exchange among long-term members who may no longer directly participate on the Southern Region Board. At the discretion of the current board of directors, they are consulted for current and long-term programs to benefit the society.

This year we added two new Fellows to an already distinguished field. Rick Crowder has been an IPPS member for 30 years, former board member and president of the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, Former IPPS-SR President, former IPPS International Director and served on the board of the J.C. Raulston Arboretum. He was a recipient of the 2012 North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association Grower of the year, Southern Nursery Association Don Shadow Award, NCNLA D.S. Copeland Award, and 2014 IPPS-SR Sydney Meadows Award Winner. He is the President of Hawksridge Nursery, a wholesale nursery in Hickory, NC.  

Please join us in honoring Rick Crowder!