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October 21, 2019

Horticulture professor invited to judge international flower trade show

Submitted by Horticulture and Natural Resources

Chad Miller, associate professor of horticulture and natural resources, recently participated in the 15th Proflora Exposition in Bogota, Colombia.

Miller was one of three invited international judges and served as the head judge for the exposition. Proflora is an international floriculture trade show event hosted every two years and is organized by Asocolflores, the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters. Colombia has been a significant cut flower exporter to the United States for more than 50 years.

Plant breeders, cut flower producers and floriculture product suppliers from more than 10 different countries showcased their products at the 2019 Proflora. As a part of the judging competition, flower growers and breeders submit cut flower entries to be judged and recognized as having outstanding varieties. More than 350 different entries included carnations, roses, chrysanthemums, alstroemeria and other flower species.