Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

DEC 2018

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continued from page 62 30 LC DBM FNGLA at its Annual Conven- tion in June 2018 awarded two of the industry's top Industry Awards: Wendell E. Butler, an award recognized as FNGLA's most prestigious which recognizes an individual who serves FNGLA and the industry by providing leadership and service contributions and has shown a sincere interest in the advancement of the association and the industry; and FNGLA's Hall of Fame award, a lifetime achievement award given to an individual who has given unself- ishly of their time and effort having contributed to the industry through pioneering, teaching, production, legislation, marketing, services or research. The 2018 Wendell E. Butler Award winner was Billy Butterfield, FCLC, AmeriScapes Landscape Management Services, Orlando, FL. The 2018 FNGLA Hall of Fame award was awarded to Buck Wurster, FCLC, of B & L Land- scaping Co., Jacksonville, FL. 2018 Association Wrap-Up To view more about Associations, including news, events and photos visit a search the name of the assocation as the keyword. FANN is a small association with big ambitions. They see a future where native plants are widely available and preferred for their aesthetic ecological and economic ben - efits. Their urban and suburban landscapes look like Real Florida and function like ecosystems. Florida Association of Native Nurseries FNGLA is an association of 200+ wholesale/ retail nurseries and supporting companies in Palm Beach County, FL. Its nurseries provide more than 2,200 different varieties of foliage, exotics, tropicals, woody ornamentals, flower - ing material, trees and palms. Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association The Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) is a statewide trade association whose mission is to promote and advance the eco - nomic, lifestyle and environmental benefits of Georgia horticulture for our members, our families and our communities. Through edu - cation, legislative monitoring, certification exams, trade shows, and conferences to the horticulture-related industries in the State, GGIA serves as an umbrella association for the entire horticulture industry. Georgia Green Industry Association Left Flip Your Florida Yard TV producer Chad Crawford rallied a vol- unteer team of Florida Association of Native Nurseries members who converted 70% of the turf shown to na- tive plants. Buck Wurster Billy Butterfield The Georgia Green Industry Association recognized several individuals as recipients of awards in various categories at WINTERgreen Tradeshow and Conference in Duluth, GA in January. Left The Georgia Green Industry Association's Educator of the Year award honors an individual who made an out- standing contribution to ornamental horticultural research and promotion of the industry through academic endeav- ors. Craig Thurmond recognizes the need for horticulture students to leave his program with real world experience and knowledge that will enable them to be successful members of the green industry. Left The Georgia Green Industry Association's Commu- nicator of the Year award honors an individual who best served the horticulture industry in Georgia through the media and other forms of promotion. For 42 years and counting, Curt Smith has been carrying the torch, using his connections for the betterment of the industry. A long-time member of the GGIA Board of Directors, Curt can always be depended on to promote the industry and the work of the association. Left The Georgia Green Industry Association's Vivian Munday/Buck Jones Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is GGIA's most prestigious honor. It is only given when there is an individual deserving of recognition for a lifetime of accomplishment and contributions to the Green Industry. Regarded by students as not only the best professor they ever had from a teaching standpoint, these same students will tell you that no other teacher has ever cared for them so sincerely. Dr. Harry Ponder has been recognized by leading organiza- tions from across the horticulture world, but his greatest legacy will be the students he inspired and helped place in the industry who will contribute to our industry for years to come. Left The Environmental Friend of the Indus- try award honors an individual outside of the horticulture industry who endeavors to pro- mote the industry. Rick Dunn was appointed Director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources effective June 16, 2016. Georgia EPD is the state agency charged with protecting Georgia's air, land and water resources through the authority of various state and federal environmental statutes. Craig Thurmond Curt Smith Harry Ponder Rick Dunn

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