Horticulture Department

Julie Divelbiss
1444 Wagner Road
Butler, OH. 44822

Since the beginning of OAGC, promotion of horticultural knowledge and interest has been a powerful force driving The Association’s motto “Knowing, Growing, Showing and Sharing.” To stimulate interest in gardening, the Horticulture department will utilize educational opportunities, competitions, horticultural                             sales and exchanges.

Duties of State Horticulture Chair
In addition to department chair duties listed HERE, the Horticulture Chair duties include:

• Serve as chair for the convention flower show horticulture section
• Prepare horticulture schedule for the convention flower show; submit schedule to executive committee prior to the fall board meeting for approval and, once approved, to The Garden Path editor for publication in the winter issue
• Inform the state sales secretary of the number of ribbons and rosettes needed for horticulture section of convention flower show
• Secure judges for the horticulture section (limit of eight judges, judging independently)
• Secure class reservations, if needed, registration clerks, show placement assistants and show clerks
• Arrange for staging the show and storage of staging supplies
• Secure and present horticulture flower show awards at convention including the Mary Alice Earhart (adult Best of Show) Memorial Award
• Organize the regional horticultural educational exhibits for annual convention
• Conduct all plant or plant-related promotional sales
• Promote awareness of new plant varieties, growing techniques and exchange opportunities

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