COLUMNIST

Art Parkerson Columnist, Owner and CEO - Lancaster Farms

Art lives and works at Lancaster Farms, a wholesale nursery in Suffolk, Virginia. To say hello, write to art@lancasterfarms.com.

Recent Articles

Growers Talk Business
More Cash Than We Know What to Do With
Art Parkerson
Let’s show our gratefulness by not blowing our harvest from a false spring, lest the second Thanksgiving of 2020 is far more somber than the one we enjoyed in April.
Growers Talk Business
Never Say You’re Sorry
Art Parkerson
There’s a formula for a good apology that too few people know and every apology needs three things.
Growers Talk Business
Crank Up the Heat
Art Parkerson
Now’s the time to re-imagine your business.
Growers Talk Business
What I Learned on My Summer Vacation
Art Parkerson
The mark of a “good” trip is that you come back a different person with a new perspective.
Growers Talk Business
Take Me to Your Weeder
Art Parkerson
The higher up in management you go, the more you realize that weeds aren’t only in the field.
Growers Talk Business
Let Them Quit
Art Parkerson
It hurts when your best and brightest walk out the door.
Growers Talk Business
The Missing Key to Automation
Art Parkerson
Nursery growers and allied suppliers should examine ways our industry can standardize areas of production and material handling in order to increase efficiency through automation.
Growers Talk Business
How to Hire Mary Poppins
Art Parkerson
When's the last time you found someone capable of turning everything around with just a spoonful of sugar?
Growers Talk Business
Drive Time Will be Your Biggest Headache
Art Parkerson
The Wild West of freight is about to get a whole lot tamer.
Growers Talk Business
I Don’t Care What Anybody Thinks
Art Parkerson
We want everyone to think we don’t care what they think.
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