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Generation Next CLASS OF 2015 Gladys Anguti Position: Production manager Age: 36 Growing experience: 5 years Education: Gladys earned a master’s degree in horticulture and crop science from Ohio State University and studied agriculture in Costa Rica. Her internship at Uganda Flower Exporters Association allowed her to travel from Uganda, to Holland, Ecuador and California, where she expanded her export and supply chain knowledge. Company: Timbuk Farms in Granville, Ohio has specialized in Cut-Your-Own Christmas trees since 1952. Timbuk also offers an array of young and finished plants and a Garden Mart retail outlet. Why we chose Gladys: Gladys’ international market experience, upper management skills and growing expertise make her a triple threat in the industry. Combine that with her passion for knowledge and experimentation and there’s no question we’ll be reading more about her undertakings in the future. Website: Nick Baker Position: Head grower and production manager Age: 34 Growing experience: 6 years Education: Studied at Ohio University and Ohio State University. Company: Baker’s Acres Greenhouse in Alexandria, Ohio was founded in 1982 by Nick’s parents, Chris and Nancy Baker. Baker’s has three acres of growing space and 15,000 square feet of retail. The company grows 90 percent of its own annuals and the majority of its perennials. Why we chose Nick: His family started the business when he was a child, but he had no interest in horticulture as a potential career until he was in his 20s. Now, he’s driving the family business to reach different customers and changing its production methods to become more sustainable. He has a passion for propagation, and takes pride in producing “foolproof” plants for his customers. Website:  ::  January 2015  ::  Greenhouse Management  ::  15