Proceedings From the 2024 National Floriculture Forum Conference Now Published

Proceedings from the 2024 National Floriculture Forum, held Feb. 22-24 in Biloxi, MS, have been published on the American Floral Endowment’s website. The event was attended by 39 floriculture faculty, industry members, and students.   

The National Floriculture Forum, dating back to the early 1990s, brings together industry leaders, faculty, researchers, and graduate students from across the nation. This year’s forum, themed “Participant Driven Research, Teaching, and Extension,” was hosted by Drs. Christine Coker and James DelPrince of Mississippi State University’s Coastal Research and Extension Center, and included 10 special floriculture research presentations, along with 17 graduate student presentations. Many of these presentations were made possible by travel grants awarded by the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, now the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation Research Fund within AFE.    

The published proceedings contain abstracts from the faculty and graduate student participants on a wide range of floriculture topics. From cutting-edge research on breeding and production techniques to practical solutions for nutrient disorders, the proceedings offer valuable insights for the floriculture community. 

Dr. Jim DelPrince, NFF co-chair, states, ”The 2024 NFF brought together industry members from many esteemed institutions, providing an opportunity to work together towards a bright future for floriculture.” The published proceedings further this mission by facilitating the dissemination of knowledge and fostering connections within the floriculture community.   

Visit AFE’s website to view the 2024 conference proceedings and learn more about the National Floriculture Forum. Plans for the 2025 event are already underway and will be posted once confirmed.

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