By jlew1977, Jul 12 2016 12:43PM
Your CFGW board met on June 30 by conference call. Brian Karthauser reported that all the state fair pots had been distributed to growers who will produce finished containers to decorate this year’s Wisconsin State Fair Grounds. Brian has received free fair entry tickets which he will distribute to those growing finished planters.
Tom Hartman reported that there are over 160 plants of 2017, 16 and 15 new releases planted in the U.W. West Madison Ag. Research Station for this year’s trials. John Esser said he has visited the trial gardens in June and the plants were growing well.
Registration and Trade show booth rentals for the October 19 Fall Greenhouse Conference have been kept the same for another year. Rental for a booth will again cost $125 (although some companies are donating $300 to help bring speakers). Registrants will pay $55 for the first person from a company and $35 for any additional person. Non CFGW members will pay $70 per person and Horticulture students $30.
BFG’s Megan Lambert was invited to join the CFGW board. She will help current member Dann Handel set meeting sites and find speakers for membership meetings. Jason Wenninger who left BFG to return to Ebert’s Greenhouse Village will continue on the board