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Jennifer Zurko

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 h

Recent Articles

Features
Wages—Up!
Jennifer Zurko
That’s how Vic Ball would have said it and don’t you know it. This year’s 26th annual Wage & Benefit Survey showed that you’re paying more to get the help you need … and that’s IF you can find it.
Cover Story
Hort’s Renaissance Man
Jennifer Zurko
With his never-ending cache of ideas, limitless drive and passion for the industry, Marshall Dirks has made Proven Winners one of the most recognized gardening brands in North America.
JZ on D.C.
AmericanHort’s New Legislative Advocate
Jennifer Zurko
AmericanHort announced in October it hired Evan Lee as Director, Policy and Government Relations.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
Ball Seed; Longwood Gardens; McCorkle Nurseries, Inc.
GT in Brief
New Officers and Chairmen Appointed to AFE Board
Jennifer Zurko
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GT in Brief
Memorial Tribute Established in Memory of Bob Williams
Jennifer Zurko
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announced a new memorial tribute in memory of Robert “Bob” Williams II.
GT in Brief
Industry Icons Honored With Awards at SAF Orlando 2021
Jennifer Zurko
Kenneth Royer, an industry pioneer and a second-generation owner of Royer’s Flowers & Gifts, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was one of the floriculture professionals who were honored at the Society of American Florists’ annual convention in Orlando, Florida, in September.
GT in Brief
FNGLA CEO Ben Bolusky to Retire
Jennifer Zurko
After nearly 24 years at the helm of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), CEO Ben Bolusky plans to retire in June 2022.
Inside Look
Marshall, the Not-So-Mysterious Man
Jennifer Zurko
You may know who Marshall Dirks is, may have seen him speak or read about him, but I think very few people really know him.
Cover Story
Feast Your Eyes on These
Jennifer Polanz & Jennifer Zurko
New peppers, tomatoes and a cute cucumber(ish) make up this year’s new edibles introductions for 2022.
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