Terri McEnaney is president of Bailey Nurseries, Inc., (Newport, MN), a fourth generation, family-owned wholesale grower serving customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
I was born into the nursery industry, left, and came back because there is something special about working with family. Our staff is the best in the business, but our biggest challenge is having a consistently returning, experienced, seasonal workforce.
One of my favorite memories of my relationships with HRI and AmericanHort is the recognition given to Gordie Bailey for his bike trips. I still laugh when I remember he fell off his bike at the finish line of Tour de Hort when a someone gave him a high five.
The best thing HRI does for me is provide cutting-edge research that is applicable today and supports the future success of our industry.
Favorite plant: Hydrangeas
Favorite business book: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey.