Maumee Valley Growers

MVGA SPONSORS

  • Kim Bunge: Waldo & Associates, Inc.
    Distributers for Greenhouse Production, Nursery and Garden Center Products and Services
    28214 Glenwood Rd, Perrysburg, OH, 43551, 419-666-3662
    [www.waldoinc.com/]
  • Mark Evans: Eason Horticultural, Inc.
    Offering complete selection of Plants & Products for the Professional Grower
    28686 Brockway Dr., Westlake, OH, 44145, 440-670-6311
    [www.ehrnet.com/]
  • Robin Hawkins: Grayhawk Greenhouse Supply
    Supplier/Installer of Greenhouses and Steel Buildings
    11720 Old State Line Rd., Swanton, OH, 43558, 419-825-3355
    [www.grayhawkgreenhousesupply.com/]
  • Charles Krause: USDA-ARS
    Provides Scientific Research, Partnerships and Educational Materials to those interested in agricultural sciences
    1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH, 44691, 330-347-6789
    [www.ars.usda.gov/main/main.htm]
  • Rick Leonard: Leonard's Auction
    734-856-6530, email rleo777@aol.com
    [www.leonards.us/index.html]
  • Kirk Mizerek: Palmer Energy
    Energy Manager for Growers Energy Solutions (GES), a Maumee Valley Growers Association program
    5555 Airport Hwy Suite 101, Toledo, OH, 43615, 419-349-5990
    kmizerek@palmerenergy.com
    [palmerenergy.com/]
  • Beth Scheckelhoff: Extension Educator, Greenhouse Systems
    OSU's Extension Greenhouse Resource addressing a variety of Industry Research needs
    104 E. Washington St., Ste 302 Hahn Ctr, Napoleon, OH, 43545, 419-592-0806
    [www.ohiogreenhouse.wordpress.com]
  • Eric Stalkamp: Berger Horticultural Inc.
    Over 50 years' experience in high quality Growing Media and Technical Services
    2310 Ragan Wood Dr., Toledo, OH, 43614, 419-868-8113
    [www.berger.ca/]
  • David Steiner: Blackmore Company Inc.
    Blackmore seeding, sowing line equipment & Plastic trays, Ellepots & machines, GreenCare fertilizer products (800)874-8660, dsteiner@blackmoreco.com
    [www.blackmoreco.com/]
  • Steve Weihl: Ag Credit
    Lending Support to Rural America with Loans for Farms, Homes and Land
    111 E.Gypsy Lane Rd,. Bowling Green, OH, 43402, 419-352-5178 ext. 1504
    [www.agcredit.net/bowling-green.html]
  • Rick Leonard: Leonard's Auction
    Specialize in helping families expedite the liquidations of their estate due to relocation, loss of a loved one or downsizing.
    734-856-6530, rleo777@aol.com
    [www.leonards.us/index.html]
  • Mike Huggett: American Takii
    We offer a wide range of quality wholesale vegetable and flower seeds
    11845 Hutchins Rd., Litchfield, MI 49252, 517-392-1294, mhuggett@takii.com
    [http://www.takii.com/]
  • Willie Gombash - Berkey Farm Center
    12353 Sylvania-Metamora Rd, Berkey, OH 43504, (419) 244-3521, bcountr191@aol.com
  • Alicia Rittenhouse - OPMGA
    Ohio produce growers and marketers whose goals provide premier innovative educational programs, a legislative presence, and cooperation among members.
    2130 Stella Ct., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH 43215, 1-614-487-1117
    [http://www.opgma.org/]
  • Steve Carver - American Hort
    Horticulture industry’s new trade association consolidating the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA - The Association of Horticulture Professionals.
    2130 Stella Ct., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH, 43215, 1-614-487-1117, scarver@ofa.org
    [http://www.ofa/]
  • Bob Jones, Jr. - Chef's Garden
    Our family farm produces exceptional specialty and heirloom vegetables, herbs, micro greens and edible flowers which top chefs and restaurants throughout the world recognize as the finest quality available.
    9009 Huron-Avery Rd, Huron, OH, 44846, 419-433-4947, bobj@chefs-garden.com
    [http://www.chefs-garden.com/]
  • Jason Fausey - Nufarm
    Nufarm is a major supplier of crop protection products to the agriculture, turf, ornamental, forestry and specialty industries.
    111 W. Co Rd. 173, Fremont, OH, 43420, 410-307-7666, Jason.Fausey@us.nufarm.com
    [http://www.nufarm.com/US/Home]
  • Karen Ranney Wolkins - Toledo Botanical Garden
    Enriching life through gardens, the arts and nature
    5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, OH, 43615, 419-536-5554, karen.ranneywolkins@toledogarden.org
    [http://www.toledogarden.org]
  • Zak Pernack - Griffin Greenhouse Supplies
    SHS Griffin is a full-service broker who forges partnerships that empower growers to achieve sustainable growth.
    4343 Commerce Ct., Lisle, IL 60532, 810-569-0171, zpernack@griffinmail.com
  • Paul Ackerman, Ackerman Industrial Equipment
    Sales and service of new and used Material Handling equipment
    300 Mill St., PO Box 258, Curtice, OH 43412, 419-836-2100, PJA@ackermanforklift.com
  • John Sutherland, Sungrow Hort.
    Sun Gro is North America's largest producer of horticultural-grade peat and bark-based growing mixes.
    3440 Edgewood Dr., Stow, OH 44224-3943, 330-858-5980, johnsu@sungro.com

MVG Growers & Friends: Save These Dates

MVGA Flowers

The MVGA Education/Events committee has been very active planning a few important meetings yet this summer. Please mark these dates and times on your calendar!

August 28, Thursday - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - Secor Metropark

We will gather at the Walnut Grove pavilion near Wolfinger Rd. for a MVGA family potluck/picnic. A children's play area is nearby. We plan on a potluck for our group. No alcohol at the Metroparks, MVGA will provide burgers, dogs, water and lemonade. Please RSVP to Josh Miller by September 25th, at mills8878@yahoo.com so we know approximately how many will be attending. Secor Metropark is currently renovating the National Center for Nature Photography. The director of the nature center, Karen Pugh, will offer tours of the gallery and facility. Visitors could walk or drive a few hundred yards between the two sites. Click here for directions to the pavilion. Click here for more information.

September 11, Thursday - 9:00 am-12:00 pm - TBG

These 3 presentations have something for everyone, whether you are a wholesale or retailer! We are fortunate to have such high caliber speakers. Come join us for this FREE morning of presenters. Click here for full details.

  1. 9-10 am: Ohio Nursery and Landscape association (ONLA) update from Kevin Thompson, Executive Director
  2. 10-11 am: Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Presentation detailing employee-owned business programs, Bob Martin Wells-Fargo Advisor
  3. 11-Noon: PUCO field representative Mike Blackburn will highlight existing and potential future rules and regulations affecting both driver and truck requirements as they affect the greenhouse and agriculture industry.

September 17, Wednesday - 9:00 am-12:00 pm - Self-Guided Tour

  1. Hoen's Garden Center - 9:00 am-11:00 am. Topics - Nutrition
  2. Bostdorff's Greenhouse - 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Topics - Greenhouse Lighting/Spraying
  3. North Branch Nursery - 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Topics - Nursery Spraying

Come and support your MVGA organization as we present 3 terrific grower events! Questions? Contact either Gene or Josh listed below. Click here for more information.

Gene Klotz, Co-Chair of Education/Events Committee (419) 308-6785 or mailto:info@klotzfloral.com

Josh Miller, Co-Chair of Education/Events Committee (734) 777-9062 or mailto:mills8878@yahoo.com

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Maumee Valley Grower Specials

Maumee Valley Growers is an industry-based association committed to working together to strengthen our local greenhouse industry. The industry includes more than fifty individual Maumee Valley growers, alike in offering top-quality local plants but distinct in location, product mix, and focus. Learn more about what you can find at these individual locations by visiting our specials page.

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About the Maumee Valley Growers

Maumee Valley Growers (MVGA) is an industry-based agriculture producer group committed to working together to strengthen our local greenhouse industry. The industry includes more than seventy individual growers, alike in offering top-quality local plants but distinct in location, product mix, and focus. MVGA is committed to sustaining and growing the local economy. Through a collaborative process of sharing resources and knowledge, we identify solutions to commonly shared problems.

Contact Joe Perlaky, MVGA Consultant, at 419-356-4847 and email perlaky@bex.net for more information.