Tom, this blunt email, sent to the group, is disheartening.  Can you provide more insight to why/what is disappointing.  I know Garrett is working hard to make the meeting a reality.  Thanks for any clarification you can provide.







James S. Owen Jr. PhD       USDA - ARS      Appl. Technol. Res. Unit  

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This is very disappointing 

Tom Fernandez 

Department of Horticulture 

Michigan State University 

East Lansing, MI 48824-1325



On May 16, 2023, at 2:32 PM, Owen, Garrett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear Members,


Below, please find a Qualtrics link to determine when, where, and how the NC1186 meeting will occur. Please participate no later than Friday, May 26, 2023.


Qualtrics Link


Thank you,

W. Garrett Owen, Ph.D.


W. Garrett Owen
Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor
Sustainable Greenhouse & Nursery Systems

The Ohio State University
Department of Horticulture & Crop Science
334 Howlett Hall
2001 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
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