May 18, 2017

GPN Magazine Announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

GPN (Greenhouse Product News) magazine has announced its 40 Under 40 Class of 2017, a group of exemplary horticulture professionals nominated by their peers for the impressive accomplishments of their young careers. The 13 women and 27 men who comprise the Class of 2017 are featured in the May issue of GPN, online at, and will be honored at a special reception during Cultivate ’17 in Columbus, Ohio.

This year’s multi-faceted class represents a wide spectrum of the horticulture industry, growers, breeders, garden center retailers, educators, scientists, technology developers and so much more. These young professionals are making great strides for their individual businesses and the industry as a whole.

“This year’s class is made up of 40 young men and women who are the rising stars who shine in their careers as well as their personal lives. These down-to-Earth superstars have established themselves as current and future industry leaders,” say Tim Hodson, GPN’s editorial director

“It is a diverse and distinguished class. These men and women represent the future of the horticulture industry,” Hodson adds. “And the future is bright!”

For more information on each member of GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017, visit Nomination forms for the Class of 2018 will be available online in November.

Published by Great American Media Services, GPN is the print, digital and online resource for commercial growers, with a 100 percent requested subscription base of 19,000. Visit for additional information.