September 12, College Station

Texas A&M lecture looks at the future of flowers

Innovations Ensuring the Future of Flowers will be the topic for Jim Daly, featured speaker for the Ellison International Floriculture Chair Distinguished Lecture Series event, coordinators said.

The lecture Sept. 12 begins with a 2 p.m. reception for Daly, Smithers-Oasis Floralife vice president in Walterboro, South Carolina, followed by his presentation at 3 p.m. The public is invited to the free event in the Horticulture and Forest Science Building at Texas A&M University, College Station.

Daly oversees the Smithers-Oasis research departments and leads global operations for postharvest care and handling under the Floralife division, according to Dr. Charlie Hall, Ellison Chair in International Floriculture at Texas A&M.

Daly has a master’s degree in biochemistry from Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s in business administration from New York Institute of Technology. He is active in the Society of American Florists.

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