Kalamazoo Valley Plant Growers Celebrate 50 Years

On Sept. 28, 2017, amid the early evening bustle of class-bound students, co-op members and invited guests made their way into the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kalamazoo Valley Plant Growers Co-op.

Sounds of laughter and cheerful conversation filled the atrium where greenhouse families enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while catching up with old friends during the pre-dinner social hour. A lovely and secluded garden patio served as the perfect backdrop for photographs to commemorate the event and capture the multi-generational nature of greenhouse life in southwest Michigan. The weather was warm with a light breeze—you couldn’t have picked a better evening for this grand affair.

Michigan State University Extension educators Jeremy Jubenville and Heidi Lindberg were pleased to celebrate this important milestone in the Kalamazoo greenhouse industry with their stakeholders. Michigan State University Extensionis excited to be a part of this important organization and ensure its members continue success in the greenhouse business. The floriculture team at Michigan State University will continue its valuable greenhouse production programming on pest and disease management, marketing, business management and crop production management.

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