DS Cole Growers' head grower Chris Schlegel has been nominated for 2023 Head Grower of the Year, together with Drew Koschmann of Walters Gardens and Reid Martell of The Garden Factory. On Monday, July 17, the winner will be announced during the Evening of Excellence event at Cultivate'23 in Colombus, OH, annually organized by Greenhouse Grower.
Doug Cole, owner of DS Cole, is very proud. "Chris has been with D.S. Cole growers for 26 years. She is still considered to be one of the most reliable staff members an organization could ask for! She has that special ability to get things done with the respect of team members and still have a smile on her face."
Nominees for Head Grower of the Year should exemplify modern, high-quality production practices, embrace technology and innovation, lead, motivate, and mentor others on staff, make valuable contributions to the operation's management team, and actively engage in the industry.