FNGLA's Research Initiatives

FNGLA's goal is to provide sustainable funding to benefit the nursery and landscape industry. The association does this primarily through endowments within two Foundations :

University of Florida Foundation

Worth over $1.8 million, all interest earned annually from FNGLA's Endowed Research Fund at the UF Foundation goes to support research projects conducted by the University of Florida. 

This fund specifically benefits UF's SHARE program (Special Help for Agricultural Research & Education), through UF/IFAS. The SHARE program includes research and education programs which develop new technological advances for the industry.

Read more on FNGLA's Endowed Research Fund priorities here.

National Horticulture Foundation

A $4.2 million foundation which believes in the future of the nursery and landscape industry, the National Horticulture Foundation (NHF) plays an integral part in building future leaders and addressing industry challenges through supporting needed research. 

Each year, NHF’s scholarship program continues to establish pathways for qualified students in need of financial support. For more information about NHF’s scholarship program, visit NHF's website.

To date, NHF has given more than $500,000 to the industry to support research projects in the areas of production, marketing, utilization and distribution.

Whether to understand how to improve plant quality and longevity during transportation, or how to increase purchasing motivation of consumers to increase demand, NHF is committed to positive outcomes and a greater return on investment for the green industry.

FNGLA also supports the following initiatives:

HRI - The AmericanHort Foundation

American Floral Endowment

The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Inc.

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FNGLA SHARE and NHF Funded Research


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For information on SHARE, contact:

The Office of Development - SHARE
Institute of Food and Agricultural Science
2002 McCarty Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

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