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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. 


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George Bear, an area manager for The J.R. Simplot Company—Apex Professional Products, a privately held food and agribusiness corporation (Boise, ID), a major agricultural-fertilizer manufacturer, one of the world’s largest frozen-potato processors, and among the nation’s largest beefcattle producers. 


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Don McCorkle, board chairman and re-wholesale director of McCorkle Nurseries (Dearing, GA),a 65-year-old wholesale grower serving the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. 


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I am Dan Batson, president of Green Forest Nursery (Perkinston, MS), a wholesale producer of container trees. 


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Project Description

Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS)

The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show Inc. (MANTS) and is administered by Horticultural Research Institute (HRI). The scholarship memorializes Carville M. Akehurst who served the horticulture industry as one of the founders of MANTS. 


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I am Christine Hetz Phillips, CEO of Fairview Evergreen Nurseries, Inc. (Fairview, PA), a family business my grandfather, Frank C. Hetz, and his wife, Mary, began in 1911.

I joined in 1974, after earning my degree from Penn State University, and spent my first 14 years in propagation, leading a team of women older and more knowledgeable than I. They taught me the nuances of the trade, and together we produced over one million rooted cuttings annually. What I love about my job is getting to know all our employees and most of our customers, at least by voice.


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William D. (Bill) Wells, Jr., chief executive officer of W.D. Wells & Assoc., Inc., a nursery, landscape design, build and professional gardening care firm (West Grove, PA). 

I have spent more than 50 years in the nursery business, including propagation, growing, retail and wholesale bare-root sales. What I love most about my job is that each day is a challenge, and I really never have been bored. My staff includes my three children, Bill H., David V., and Kathy.


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Dick Posey

Buckeye Resources, Inc., a mulch production company, created a $30,000 research endowment fund through Horticultural Research Institute to help improve the horticulture industry. 


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New England Nursery Association (NENA) Industry Growth Initiative

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