Nadine Stielow was one of 55 greenhouse growers selected to attend the world's leading horticulture trade fair in Denmark.
 
Last April, her sales rep brought the head of Ball Horticultural, an international plant development & distribution company, on a tour of Thiel’s Greenhouse in Bruderheim.
 
That's when the invitation came.
 
“It’s been on my bucket list for a long time, but to get the opportunity to go with colleagues who I highly respect in the industry and what we can learn from each other while we’re there and then be able to bring it back, is huge for what I want to accomplish in my business,” said Nadine Stielow, owner of Thiel’s Greenhouse.
 
She'll be at the International Trade Show for Plants 2018 with four others from January 23 to 26.
 
“Top three things I’m excited about on our Euro Horticultural tour 2018, are the days we’re travelling around the Netherlands and Belgium, we’re going to see the Biobest bug facility, we’re going on a bus tour to see the Dumman Orange facility and then just honestly the trade show itself,” said Stielow.
 
The group of five had unique jackets made for this this trip. The jackets are a light green with a map, social media information and various hashtags, including #ABGrowersGoneWILD.
 
Thiel's launched a hydroponic growing project last spring, which required her to purchase equipment from Germany.
 
Stielow also purchased the bugs used to treat her plants naturally without chemicals from that area as well.

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