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Penn State Horticulture Major Named Shinoda Foundation Scholar of the Year
The Shinoda Foundation has awarded its highest honor, the Shinoda Scholar of the Year, to Mikaela Hermstedt, a horticulture major at The Pennsylvania State University. Hermstedt, a 21-year-old senior from Lincoln, Delaware, plans to pursue a career in commercial greenhouse production of flowering plants.

WNLA Launches New App for 2017 Western
The Western Nursery & Landscape Association has launched a new event app for the 2017 Western. Users can scroll through the exhibitor list, organize personal show schedule with the education sessions and find a map to walk around the show. Download the app for free.

AIPH Opens Global Plant Health Debate
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has opened the global health debate meeting that will take place January 23 in Ratingen, Germany. 

PrintEndless Summer Hydrangeas Unveils New Identity
The Endless Summer brand has introduced a new visual identity: a new logo and brand mark. The new brand identity will be carried throughout all marketing communications including pots, tags, and print and digital materials. The transition will take effect starting January 2017.

New Direction Chosen for Plantarium
The board of the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation has chosen a new direction for PlantariumThe new direction is being translated into a new fair layout, the organization of Plantarium’s first green festival by and for young people and the division into three trade days and one consumer day. The Best Idea at Plantarium award, which was organized for the first time last year, will be repeated in 2017.

America in Bloom Contracts with New Management Company
Professional management of America in Bloom (AIB) is transitioning from AmericanHort to Second Wind Management effective January 1, 2017.