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Perennial Innovations with McHutchison and Vaughan's

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Meeting Description:
Join us on July 16th for an in-depth look at the newest perennials on the market for 2020 plus insight into the best-of varieties in class. Listen to industry experts, Lori Crawford from McHutchison and Ken Turrentine from Vaughan’s Horticulture, as they navigate you through genetics from many of the leading breeding companies and vendors in the industry.  You will learn about what makes those products valuable to both professional growers and consumers and why they are must-have selections in your perennial programs.
Date: Thu, Jul 16, 2020
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): GPN
 Presenter Information
Lori Crawford, McHutchison
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Meet Lori, the McHutchison Horticultural Distributors sales representative serving MI.  Equipped with a horticulture degree from Michigan State University, she started her career as a grower in CO and MI advancing to become a perennial farm manager in WA.   She then broadened her horizons as an operations manager in CA.  These 20 years of production experience resulted in her confidence to enter sales from a “customer" perspective.  

Ken Turrentine, Vaughan’s Horticulture
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Ken spent many years in Specialty Ag (Hops) and Nursery production until joining Northwest Horticulture (now Skagit Horticulture) in 2003.  In 2006 he moved to Chicago and joined Syngenta to manage their proprietary perennial and brokerage portfolio eventually leading the Sales and Marketing teams for both Syngenta Horticultural Services and Griffin Greenhouse Supplies.  In June 2019 he joined the Vaughan’s Horticulture Key Account Team and is excited to be back with friends, colleagues and customers representing the industry’s best products.