Industry Magazine Honors Hort Department's Owen

Dr. W. Garrett Owen

Greenhouse Product News (GPN) has named W. Garrett Owen, who recently joined the UK Department of Horticulture as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
of Floriculture, Greenhouse and Controlled-Environments, as an honoree in its 40 Under 40 Class of 2020. GPN, the leading business publication for horticulture professionals, recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. Class members were nominated by their industry peers, based on personal and professional accomplishments. “GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 is made up of an amazing collection of individuals who represent the entire spectrum of the horticulture industry. They are the industry’s rising stars who are really moving the needle in the industry, their businesses and communities,” says Tim Hodson, GPN’s editorial director. “These 40 up-and-comers have already been making things happen and will continue to do so for many, many years. They have the drive, passion and expertise that will propel the horticulture industry forward and into the future.” This year’s honorees are being recognized in GPN’s May issue, and on the publication’s website at To learn more about GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020, visit GPN is a business-to-business publication published exclusively for more than 19,000 greenhouse growers and researchers in the floriculture industry.