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The Alabama Green Industry Training Center and the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association is offering a workshop for retail and wholesale greenhouse operators Thursday, June 12, at the North Shelby Library. John Nabors, executive director of the AGITC, says the daylong program offers a great opportunity for people involved in greenhouse production to grow their knowledge on a variety of topics.

"Greenhouse and high tunnel production is increasing in the state," says Nabors. "It is crucial that we reach both veterans of the business as well as newcomers with quality training opportunities–trainings that can help their businesses prosper."

Workshop Sessions

Spring and Summer Herbaceous Selections at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Harvey Cotten, Chief Horticulturist, Huntsville Botanical Garden

Grafting Tomatoes: Tips for Success

Dr. Jim Jacobi, Plant Pathologist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Introduction to Greenhouse Vegetable Production–Hydroponics

Jeremy Pickens, Research Associate, Auburn University, Department of Horticulture

Marketing: How You Can Make Social Media Outlets Work for You

Maggie Lawrence, Communications & Marketing Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Greenhouse Insect and Disease Review

Dr. Jim Jacobi

Plant Nutrition and Fertility

Jeremy Pickens

The cost for the workshop is $45. Register online at and choose the Course Registration Links. Lunch is sponsored by ALNLA. The Center is housed in the North Shelby Library, located at 5521 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, AL.

The Alabama Green Industry Training Center is a joint venture of Extension, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association and a number of other partners, working together to improve the professionalism of the Green Industry.

For more information, contact Nabors at or at (205) 981-2326 ext. 11.


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