AFE Educational Grants Strengthen the Future of Floriculture

October 22, 2021 American Floral Endowment

Through the American Floral Endowment (AFE), 17 programs will receive funding through American Floral Endowment 2021-21 Educational Grants. The organizations, universities, and industry groups receiving grant funding offer a diverse array of programs that are vital to the floral industry’s advancement and success.

Twenty-One Students Awarded AFE Scholarships

October 15, 2021 American Floral Endowment

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has awarded 21 students with scholarships totaling $54,500. In this 2021 scholarship cycle, 57 applications were received and reviewed.

Memorial Tribute Established in Memory of Bob Williams

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Robert “Bob” Williams II. Smithers-Oasis CEO Robin Kilbride, along with Red & Katie Kennicott of Kennicott Brothers Co., established the fund.

A Path to Success – Emma Lookabaugh Shares the Impact of American Floral Endowment

Behind the work that the American Floral Endowment (AFE) undertakes to provide for the floral industry are the moving stories of our impact. Back in 2014, a promising NC State graduate student and ornamental enthusiast was awarded the prestigious Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship through AFE – her name was Emma Lookabaugh.

Connecting Floral Industry and Opportunity

September 14, 2021 American Floral Endowment

The AFE Career Center is an industry-wide employment platform that connects floral businesses with eager job seekers. Since its launch in 2020, the Career Center has provided an intuitive space where employers can find an ideal candidate pool – offering convenient functionality to attract, screen, and manage applicants.