2022 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards Announces Class of ‘22

The Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards will be presented to these individuals in recognition of exceptional achievements in the nursery and greenhouse industries

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio - Greenhouse Management magazine and Nursery Management magazine are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards (HILA). HILA, sponsored by Syngenta, is the only national awards program to honor leaders who have made significant contributions to the horticulture industry from both the greenhouse and nursery industries.

HILA recipients will have made significant contributions to the horticulture industry, such as:

  • Contributing to its development with their innovation and expertise
  • Excelling in environmental stewardship
  • Enhancing the lives of employees, customers, communities, and the industry at large with their charitable giving
  • Otherwise making a positive impact on the industry

The following 2022 HILA recipients will be awarded during the HILA reception at Cultivate’22 in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, July 17, 2022.

Brian Decker President, Decker’s Nursery, Inc.

Ron Caird Founder, Por La Mar Nursery

The Saunders brothers: Bennett, Jim, Robert, and Tom Saunders Brothers Nursery

Jim Berry Founder, J. Berry Nursery

Gina Falcetti

Bobby Barnitz

Bridget Behe (educator award) Professor of Horticulture At Michigan State University

"The HILAs are an exciting opportunity for us to shed light on those extraordinary individuals who make a difference in their operation, the horticulture industry, and their community.” says group publisher Jim Gilbride. “We’re grateful to Syngenta for partnering with us to bring this prestigious awards program to the industry.”

Please visit GreenhouseMag.com and NurseryMag.com in July for full coverage of our HILA recipients.

About Greenhouse Management

Greenhouse Management is the leading trade publication serving greenhouse growers. Through its website, e-newsletter, mobile app, and print magazine, Greenhouse Management provide the most relevant information about production, marketing, and business management to help growers run a more efficient and profitable operation.

About Nursery Management

Nursery Management is the leading trade publication serving wholesale nursery growers. Through its website, e-newsletter, mobile app, and print magazine, Nursery Management provides the latest production, marketing and business management tips to help growers increase their profits.

Both titles are owned by GIE Media, based in Valley View, Ohio. GIE Media was founded in 1980 and has grown over 38 years into a leading marketing and communications business-to-business media company serving 17 industries -- including the horticulture industry through its Horticulture Group (Greenhouse Management, Produce Grower, Nursery Management, Garden Center, Cannabis Business Times, and Cannabis Dispensary). The company goal of Group Interest Enterprises is to publish the highest quality business magazines, websites, e-newsletters, conferences, reference books and other forms of business media in growth industries, with a quality standard based upon editorial value and market leadership.

The company employs more than 100 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers and other professionals.