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Jennifer Zurko Managing Editor

Managing Editor of GrowerTalks magazine. Before Jen joined the Ball Publishing team, she worked in the Marketing Department for Ball Horticultural Company. But her first love (and what she actually went to school for) is journalism, so she’s been happy to be doing the two things she loves: writing, reporting and talking to people in the industry. When she’s not handling the day-to-day business of cranking out a magazine (and keeping Beytes in check), she can be found hanging out at home with her husband, Doug, and daughter, Olivia. They spend a lot of time with friends and family and can often be seen attending concerts and sporting events—especially to cheer on the Chicago Bears (for better or worse), Cubs and Blackhawks. She's a huge music lover and has been known to sing a karoke tune or two.

Recent Articles

Features
Show Business
Chris Beytes, Jennifer Zurko, Ellen C. Wells, Jennifer Polanz & Allison Westbrook
Over several hot July days, all of the movers and shakers in the horticulture world gathered in Columbus, Ohio, to attend the show of shows: Cultivate’18. More than 650 exhibitors were showing their wares, including 135 from outside the U.S.—which made this one of the most international Cultivate shows ever! We were glad we brought our walking shoes, as there was a lot to see.
Features
Can a Specific Media Help Shorten Your Crop Time?
Jennifer Zurko
The short answer to this question is: it depends.
Cover Story
How Hard Work Pays Off
Jennifer Zurko
Evan Barrington, this year’s GrowerTalks/Dümmen Orange Young Grower Award Winner, lets his work ethic be an example of how to succeed and take advantage of opportunities.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
Ball FloraPlant/Selecta One; Eason Horticultural Resources; Fine Americas, Inc.; Michell's; Purple Cow Organics; Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.; Stuppy Greenhouse
GT in Brief
AmericanHort Announces 2018 HortScholars
Jennifer Zurko
AmericanHort encourages and supports students as they aspire to a diverse array of horticulture careers. The HortScholars program aims to identify these future leaders and give them a platform to network, grow and work at Cultivate’18.
GT in Brief
AmericanHort Welcomes New Board Members
Jennifer Zurko
AmericanHort announced the election of three new members to the Board of Directors, along with the installation of a new slate of officers.
GT in Brief
“Field Day at Ball’s”
Jennifer Zurko & Chris Beytes
From well above their heads, we get a glimpse of the attendees of Ball Seed’s Customer Day & Landscape Day as they explore the Gardens at Ball to see how the newest varieties have fared so far during the Chicagoland summer.
Inside Look
Storytime
Jennifer Zurko
Quiet down, boys and girls. Sit down, crisscross applesauce, and let me tell you a story …
Features
More of the Good Stuff
Paul Pilon, Chris Beytes, Ellen C. Wells & Jennifer Zurko
Part 2 of our coverage of the California Spring Trials includes perennials, shrubs, potted plants and more.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
Bailey; J.Berry Nursery; Harris Seeds; Mycorrhizal Applications
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