gg_speaker_charliehallWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18   8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

The Past, Present and Future of Green Industry Economics

Charlie Hall, Texas A&M

The post-recession years have been a mixed bag for the industry. While many firms exited the industry during the economic downturn, those left standing have returned to semi-profitable times — some more and some less. Understanding the economic “whys” will be the key to profit and even survival in the coming years.

After growing up on a North Carolina nursery, Dr. Charlie Hall has become the nation’s foremost green industry economist. His expertise in the production and marketing of green industry crops is nationally recognized in academia and among the horticultural clientele he serves. He is particularly known for the enthusiasm, passion, and intensity he exhibits when speaking. Join Dr. Hall for a conversation that will look back on the history of green industry economics and will look ahead to challenges and opportunities for the industry that lie ahead.