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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

Cover Story
Not Your Grandfather’s Boiler Room
Jennifer Zurko
How market demands, new innovations and environmental regulations are changing how some growers heat their greenhouses.
JZ on D.C.
A Congressman Comes for a Visit
Jennifer Zurko
In early September, Congressman Sean Casten (IL-6) paid a visit to Ball Horticultural Company’s headquarters in West Chicago.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
America in Bloom; American Seed Trade Association; Eason Horticultural Resources; Emerald Coast Growers; Terra Nova Nurseries
GT in Brief
Peters Introduces a Product and Rate Finder App
Jennifer Zurko
ICL Specialty Fertilizers has introduced a new mobile app for its Peters line of water-soluble fertilizer.
GT in Brief
SNA’s Sidney B. Meadows Fund Awards $18,000 in Scholarships
Jennifer Zurko
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund, created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), has announced the names of 12 students from nine southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year.
GT in Brief
Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo Announces Speaker Lineup
Jennifer Zurko
The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature educational sessions on business management and greenhouse biological controls.
GT in Brief
AmericanHort Announces Management Changes for Cultivate’22
Jennifer Zurko
In an effort to continually improve the event and experience for its exhibitors, sponsors and attendees, AmericanHort announced Cindy Lee and Bill Behrens have joined the association team to take the lead on managing Cultivate.
Inside Look
Home Schooling
Jennifer Zurko
What I’ve learned during my homeowner’s education is that you really have to research when you make a large investment or find someone you can trust to help you make a decision.
Features
New Annuals for Indies
Chris Beytes, Bill Calkins & Jennifer Zurko
We plucked out the best new annuals varieties from the California Trials that we thought would be ideal for your garden center.
Features
Cultivate’21: Live and In-Person Once Again!
Chris Beytes, Jennifer Zurko, Bill Calkins & Jennifer Polanz
Ball Publishing editors spent all three days working the show to sniff out the best and most interesting new products from a wide range of categories.
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