APRIL 2019
IPPS is a place for both newbies and experts to learn more about plant 
production  and propagation. Come in and find your seat!  

First Foundation Scholarships Coming Soon!

The first IPPS Eastern Region Foundation Scholarships are about to leave the starting gate!   Due to the kind generosity of IPPS donors over the past 15 years, i t is with great pleasure we announce our first academic scholarships. The Scholarship Committee is unveiling two $2,000 Scholarships for 2019. For more Foundation news and how to apply for the scholarships, click HERE .

Horticulture Celebrity Speaker for IPPS Conference

Dr. Charles Hall will be our keynote speaker in Madison, Wisconsin this October. "Charlie" is a nationally recognized expert in the production and marketing of green industry crops. He will talk about ecosystems services provided by green (-vs. gray-) infrastructure and the influence of the biophilic (nature loving) design movement. Learn more about Charlie HERE and stay tuned for the complete conference program will be available in May!
Tom Ranney Receives Prestigious Scott Medal
Long-time IPPS member Tom Ranney was honored with the Scott Medal and Award at Swarthmore College’s Scott Arboretum on Sunday, March 17th. Ranney, the JC Raulston Professor with the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University, is a plant breeder at the Mountain Crop Improvement Lab in Mills River, NC. Ranney and his colleagues have introduced 50 new cultivars of landscape plants, including Invincibelle® hydrangea. Tom is a frequent attendee and speaker at IPPS annual conferences. More HERE . .

IPPS Eastern Region 2019 Conference:
Come to the U.S. Heartland to learn the latest on propagation, production, and new plant breeding from industry leaders.   T ours will visit major propagation and production nurseries, botanical gardens, and corporate landscape designs across southern Wisconsin. Save the dates!