The Maine State Florists' and Growers' Association strives to provide for all its members different educational opportunities during the year, at various locations in the state, through design shows, seminars and trade fairs. These functions are intended to keep members up to date with the latest trends and advancements within the industries as well as to provide members with the opportunity to talk with each other to gain other perspectives into their operations in different areas of the state.
MSFGA also promotes the floral and nursery industry in other areas by having its representatives go to various functions at the State House, meetings with the State Secretary of Agriculture, and co-sponsors design shows at public fairs to help with consumer education. MSFGA is always trying to find more ways to promote the industries of its members and to provide benefits to its members.
Please check Professional Certified Florists and Maine Master Florists pages for updates. Classes will be held at Bennett Wholesale, 74 Dowd Road, Dowd Industrial Park, Bangor ME.
Keep abreast of what Maine State Florists' and Growers' is doing for our members. Check the Calendar of Events page. Spring Show at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, March 21st & 22nd, 2009. More info on the Calendar of Events page.
The Professional Certified Florist Program is one of the most complete educational programs in the floral industry. This program is geared toward members at all levels of experience. It is designed to benefit everyone from sales clerks to designers to shop owners. The program provides a standard of professional excellence, which is recognized throughout the industry. The PCF Program is divided into two segments: Professional Certified Florist and Maine Master Floral Designer. The Professional Certified Florist program consists of 12 classes. You are required to take all 12 classes and pass an exam for each class with a score of 80% or above to be eligible to take the certification test to become a Maine Professional Certified Florist. PCF Instructor is Carmen Nelson, AAF AIFD PFCI mmfd , Dexter ME 924-7565
Professional Certified Florist may enroll in our Advanced Classes to become certified as a Maine Master Floral Designer, providing they meet the criteria. Four advanced classes are required to achieve this status. Instructor is Mark Pellon mmfd