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November 17, 2020

With 2021 just on the horizon, getting the job done better, faster and smarter sounds like a great New Year’s resolution. To that end, our December issue is full of ways to help your operation tune up in the new year.

From ways to spot the latest trends (or even better, drive them) on page 8 to identifying tasks to automate on page 14, to tips on improving transplanting stations on page 34, there are lots of ideas to mull over. We also take a look at the latest trends in tags and labels to help you find new avenues to grab customers’ attention and get them the information they want at first glance on page 30.

We hope you’ll find at least a few ideas that will help you streamline your processes and better reach your customers this growing season, even if it’s something small.

Our cover story on page 18 is also full of great examples from Suncrest Nurseries of how to build the best team, streamline operations, optimize inventory and stay true to your mission. Christine Jennifer’s fresh look at the business was instrumental in helping the operation shift with the times and prepare for the next wave of demand.

It’s always risky to try to predict the future, but we hope that the contents of this issue help you prepare your operation for whatever the coming year brings. I hope it’s nothing but good news, great sales and continuing growth for the industry as a whole.

Kate Spirgen, Editor | kspirgen@gie.net | 216-393-0277