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Speaker: Matt Foertmeyer, Head Grower at Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co.

Session Title: The Template Method for Growing: Case Studies in Maximizing Quality and Efficiency

Sunday, July 11  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Description: Growers are under enormous pressure to produce high quality product in tight ship windows. Missing a PGR, pinch, or fungicide spray on a crop could mean a missed sales window within a very short season. Three industry professionals describe HOW they build proactive, strategic production templates that can be tweaked year-to-year, based on weather or other issues. 

Level: Progressive        Type: Growing

Session Speakers:

Matt Foertmeyer, Head Grower at Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co.
Bob Dickman, Greenhouse Manager at Dickman Farms, LLC
Jason Twaddell, Ball Seed Sales Rep at Ball Seed Company

Session Title:  Biocontrols: Q&A with an Expert Panel

 Monday, July 12  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Description:Are you a grower currently using biocontrols and have questions about your biocontrol program? Are there strategies you would like to change or would like an expert opinion on? Do you want to here what questions other growers have? During this session, our panel of experts is here to answer all of your biocontrol program questions. Panel moderated by Matt Foertmeyer. 

Level: Progressive            Type: Diagnostics

Session Speakers, Panelists:

Matt Foertmeyer, Moderator .... Head Grower at Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co.
Michael Brownbridge, PANELIST .... Biological Program Manager at BioWorks, Inc.
John Sanderson,┬áPANELIST .... Associate Professor at Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University
Ronald Valentin, PANELIST .... Director of Technical Business, BCA at BioWorks, Inc.
Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, PANELIST .... Owner at Buglady Consulting

Matt Foertmeyer

Head Grower at Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co. 

Matt is a second generation grower and is now managing Foertmeyer and Sons Greenhouse. He attended the Ohio State University where he studied Crop Science with an emphasis on horticulture crops. After finishing his studies Ohio State, Matt worked in Germany at West Flowers.

During his time in Germany, Matt learned and practiced the advanced horticulture procedures they use overseas. Matt moved back home ready to translate his knowledge of new technology to our facilities. Matt is now using his passion for technology to create smarter irrigation booms. With this new technology, Matt is hoping to cut down on water usage and more efficiently manage his facilities.

Foertmeyer & Sons ... Fully computer-controlled greenhouse.  
Our home is a thirty acre paradise of greenery sitting on the outskirts of Columbus Ohio, where we have been working hard at our craft for 30 years - streamlining not only our efficiency, but actively reducing our environmental footprint. It is the bounty of the earth that allows us to do what we do - here at Foertmeyer & Sons, we take this idea very seriously and aspire to adopt every advancement in science that allows us to lessen our impact on the environment. This is why we have taken very deliberate steps to implement any clever methods that allow us to work with nature instead of against it! We are proud to share with you the industry changing techniques and products we use to stay on the cutting edge of GREEN!

BETTER SCHOOLS ... BETTER COMMUNITIES ... BETTER ENVIRONMENT! At Foertmeyer & Sons, the real product is more than just fresh, healthy, beautiful plants - it is a strong partnership with our customers that will grow and adapt to their needs. We do this by providing unyielding demand for quality and a sustainable program that communities anticipate annually. Contact us and see the Foertmeyer Difference firsthand!

Address:     5311 S. Section Line Rd. Delaware, OH 43015
Email:    support@foertmeyerandsons.com    
Contact:   Eric Foertmeyer
Phone:    740.881.4237   FAX: 


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