Congratulations to the Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards Class of 2022
(L-R) Bobby Barnitz, Brian Decker, Erin Caird, Robert Saunders, Gina Falcetti, Bennett Saunders, Bridget Behe, Tom Saunders, Jim Saunders. Jonathan Berry (not pictured) accepted the award on behalf of his father, Jim Berry.
Robb McCormick Photography

Congratulations to the Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards Class of 2022

The members of the 2022 HILA Class were recognized at Cultivate'22.

August 5, 2022

Six individuals and one band of brothers were honored with 2022 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards at a reception July 17 at Cultivate'22 in Columbus, Ohio. Editorial director Kelli Rodda and editor Matt McClellan detailed the achievements of each winner, and then presented them with their award.

The Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards (HILA), sponsored by Syngenta, is the only national awards program to honor leaders from the greenhouse and nursery industries.

This year’s HILA Class of 2022 includes:

BOBBY BARNITZ

Bob’s Market & Greenhouses

Read Bobby's story here.

BRIDGET BEHE

Michigan State University

Read Bridget's story here.

JIM BERRY

J. Berry Nursery

Read Jim's story here.

RON CAIRD

Por La Mar Nursery

Read Ron's story here.

BRIAN DECKER

Decker’s Nursery

Read Brian's story here.

GINA FALCETTI

Skagit Horticulture

Read Gina's story here.

SAUNDERS BROTHERS

Saunders Brothers Nursery

Read the Saunders's story here.

The 2022 class is the sixth group of leaders to be recognized with HILAs. View the previous winners and read their stories here. We will begin accepting nominations for the HILA Class of 2023 beginning Oct. 1.

Watch for the special section with the July print issues of Greenhouse Management and Nursery Management, which includes full profiles of each winner. 

 

Greenhouse ManagementNursery Management and Syngenta congratulate the exceptional leaders who have inspired their peers in the horticulture industry.