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April's Feature

Celina Gómez grew up hearing stories from her father about the lifelong friendships he developed while attending Zamorano University in Honduras. Naturally, after choosing Agriculture as a major, she too decided to attend Zamorano University. She then developed an interest in hydroponic plant production, which later matured into one of her professional areas of specialization.

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Austin Bryant, NHF Board Member
"Nobody saw this coming...or did they?"

My name is Austin Bryant, I am owner of Heart of Florida Greenhouses and I have served on the National Horticulture Foundation (NHF) for many years. It is my pleasure to take on the board member’s letter this month.

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National Horticulture Foundation (NHF) supports both scholarship and research efforts.

Over $800,000 has been given towards research. NHF strives to fund research that specifically deals with horticulture-related issues. Research can be done in Florida or out of state. NHF has been tasked with supporting projects in the areas of production, marketing, utilization, and distribution with an emphasis on research needs of Florida’s horticulture industry. NHF was named a “national” foundation because it not only supports the horticulture industry in the state of Florida but seeks to protect the plants grown and exported to states across the country.

NHF seeks to support research with positive outcomes and a greater return on investment for the green industry. Whether understanding how to improve plant quality and longevity during transportation, increase purchasing motivation of consumers to increase demand for horticulture products, NHF’s goal is to make a difference for the industry.


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