Mike Gooder, co-owner of Plantpeddler, was presented with the 2017 Horticulture Industries Leadership Award.
Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, was started by Mike and his wife Rachel in 1980. They had just graduated college, gotten married, and moved back to Cresco. Both were passionate horticulturists and looking to buy a greenhouse operation.
Receiving this leadership honor, Mike hopes his children not only see him as a leader but as a human as well.
Lela Kelly, our Horticulture Specialist, has had the privilege of knowing Mike for almost 20 years. "Mike is always extremely generous with advice in the horticulture industry, and knowing him on a personal level has helped me get to know an amazing individual." Everyone at Dosatron wishes Mike the best!