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National Green Industry Survey Begins Data Collection

Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Breanne Chavez
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For Immediate Release                

 

Contact: Jennifer Gray, Horticultural Research Institute

jenniferg@americanhort.org or 614.884.1155

 

National Green Industry Survey Begins Data Collection

 

WASHINGTON and COLUMBUS, OH – April 11, 2019 – The Green Industry Research Consortium, with funding support from the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), is launching the National Green Industry Survey this month.  This represents the seventh time that this survey has been conducted since 1989. The purpose of the survey is to document trends in production, marketing, and retailing practices in the U.S. Green Industry.

 

The Horticultural Research Institute’s mission is to direct, fund, promote, and communicate horticultural research. Supporting research that measures the industry’s economic contributions and documents industry trends is another example of how HRI helps advance the green industry and fulfill its core vision.

 

"This is the 30th year that our research team has conducted this national study, so it is special for us to commemorate this significant milestone. But more importantly, the study has been the steady source of information that is not collected by any other entity and has served the industry in so many capacities,” states Dr. Charlie Hall, research member of the Green Industry Research Consortium.  “The National Green Industry Survey also provides much of the needed data for our economic impact study which is important in providing our industry trade associations with the ammunition they need to affect state and national policymaking affecting the future of the green industry."

 

Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort Senior Vice President of Industry Advocacy & Research, concurs. “The results of this survey enable our AmericanHort advocacy team to educate Members of Congress, their staff, and other federal policymakers on our industry’s role, importance, and impact.  Decision makers and influencers are more likely to support our policy goals when they understand our industry’s true impact on jobs and the economy, as well as human health and well-being, strong communities, and the environment.” 

 

HRI encourages every business that receives the survey to participate. The survey is distributed via mail and email (when available) to randomly selected wholesale and retail firms throughout the U.S. Participation is voluntary, anonymous, and confidential. If you would like to participate and do not receive a survey, contact the research team below:

 

Dr. Alan W. Hodges, University of Florida, 352-294-7674, awhodges@ufl.edu

Dr. Hayk Khachatryan, University of Florida, 407-410-6951, hayk@ufl.edu

Dr. Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University, 979-458-3277, c-hall@tamu.edu

Dr. Marco Palma, Texas A&M University, 979-845-5284, mapalma@tamu.edu

 

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The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), founded in 1962, has provided more than $7.5 million in funds to research projects covering a broad range of production, environmental, and business issues important to the green industry. Nearly $11 million is committed to the endowment by individuals, corporations, and associations. For more information about HRI, its grant-funded research, or programming, visit www.hriresearch.org or contact Jennifer Gray at 614.884.1155.


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