Recapping the Production Technology Conference

Production Technology Conference Booth

No matter how much bravado you have, it’s always nerve-wracking to step into the unknown. And usually, the fear and doubt is usually for nothing. My dad had the best advice about these types of situations: “Don’t panic early.” Think about it: It gives you permission to panic if the… Read more »

Supporting Software At The Production Technology Conference

Production Technology Conference

A while ago, we told ourselves we would always “walk the floor” of a trade show before we exhibited at it. And, after being burned several times, we would never, ever exhibit at a brand new trade show. Then the AmercanHort Production Technology Conference came along, and we decided that… Read more »

CFMA Spotlights Suicide Prevention Month In October

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is never a comfortable topic to talk about, but in the construction industry, it may be one of the most important conversations people in the industry can have. In its first ever suicide risk assessment by industry last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported construction is… Read more »

Education continues at Production Technology Conference

Education session at Cultivate'17

Have you ever anticipated something so much that your mind waffles between the best-case scenario and the worst-case scenario? That happened to both Greg Lafferty and I leading up to Cultivate’17, where he presented his first-ever educational sessions at the long-running horticulture conference.   For weeks leading up to Cultivate’17,… Read more »

From learning about horticulture to education at Cultivate’17

Horticulture Education

Greg Lafferty, our senior account manager, has hoping for years to educate all levels of growers in the horticulture industry during Cultivate, and this year he will finally get his chance. When you think about it, it’s probably a good thing that he waited this long. We’ve learned so much… Read more »

Guest Post: Sharing Knowledge Through TUG Conference

TUG Conference 2017 classroom

This week, one of our Sage CRE customers, Rhiannon Thompson of Davidson Excavation in Russiaville, Ind., gives her impressions of attending her second TUG National Users Conference: When I first learned the Sage Summit 2017 Tour stop in Atlanta and the 2017 TUG National Users Conference were overlapping, my heart… Read more »

2017 Top 100 Growers: Immigration, technology top concerns

Top 100 Growers 2017 automation

I was surprised when I read Laura Drotleff’s editorial in the 2017 Top 100 Growers edition of Greenhouse Grower magazine this month. In it, she mentioned the editorial board of the horticulture trade publication wondered if they should change the way they do things. For more than 30 years, Greenhouse… Read more »

Sage Summit 2017 epilogue: Tell Sage what you think

Sage Summit 2017 feedback

I have a confession to make: I write really long blog posts. If you got through my wrap-up of Sage Summit 2017 — congratulations! You read a 2,000 word essay! The funny thing is I still didn’t have enough room to get in everything that I wanted to say about… Read more »

Sage Summit 2017 wrap-up: On honesty and being yourself

Summit 2017 wrapup Sage 500

There was an interesting booth on the trade show floor at Sage Summit 2017 in Atlanta. Set up like an instant photo booth you see at the mall, it allowed attendees to record 30 seconds of “sage” business advice to their peers in return for some very nice swag. Despite my… Read more »

Last-minute advice and info for Sage Summit 2017

Sage Summit 2017 George Foreman

When I told my husband last night that I was going to Sage Summit 2017 in five days, I had to stop and think about it. Five days? Really? Could it really be here this soon? After years of Sage Summit taking place in late summer, it sure feels weird… Read more »