Iowa Congresswoman Schooled on Horticulture
U.S. Representative Abigail Finkenauer (D-IA-1) visited AmericanHort leader Mike Gooder and Plantpeddler on July 30. During the visit, she toured production of rooted Poinsettias, various finished crops, facility expansion, and trial gardens. She fell totally in love with the Sunfinity® Sunflower and the story behind the plant.
The Plantpeddler team took full advantage of the opportunity to educate the Congresswoman on the industry, and challenges facing it. She was very excited to learn about commercial horticulture and the potential of our industry. The participants plan to connect again during the Impact Washington summit.
AmericanHort continues to encourage facility visits as one of the most effective Congressional outreach and education opportunities available to our industry. Battlefield Farms (VA) and Costa Farms (FL) hosted similar visits recently.