Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Every year I hear myself saying “This year’s conference has been the best so far”. The Vancouver meeting was certainly no exception.
The hospitality of the Vancouver growers was incredible, the subject matter of the conference was great, the speakers were particularly great,
the food was delicious and the hotel was awesome. This is one conference that I won’t soon forget! Nor will anyone else who attended. Did I mention the floral designer, Hitomi Gilliam, got a standing ovation?!
    
If you were not able to attend the 2003 National Conference you will have another opportunity this year in Orlando, Florida. We in the Southeast Region will be the host for this year’s conference. You have heard me talk about this before, if you’ve been reading these quarterly reports. You have also seen my requests for help for people to head up or sit on committees to make our conference a success. Vancouver is going to be a real hard act to follow so please consider getting involved. Now is the time to give back a little of what the ASCFG has given for you. Here are some of the committees for you to consider: food & beverage, Tuesday Talks, Wednesday Talks, Farm Tours, Friday Talks, Post-Conference Tours, Entertainment, and Sponsor Coordination.
    
A few generous people have volunteered but we need more, lots more. The conference will be held November 2-5 during a slow or down period for the majority of us. No one will have to spend too much time on any one committee, unless you want to. Even if you are not in the Southeast Region consider helping and becoming a part of what is sure to be a spectacular event. We are sure to have fun.

So call me at (352) 589-6768 or email me at [email protected] or come by and see me in Orlando(Eustis). Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jon Landwer

Jon Landwer, Dragonfly Farm 37500 Walker Cemetery Road Eustis, FL 32736 phone (352) 589-6768 fax (352) 589-6469 [email protected]