Speaker Bio

Dan Batson

Dan Batson

CEO, GreenForest Nursery

Dan Batson is the owner/operator of GreenForest Nursery, Inc., in Perkinston, Mississippi which he established in 1983. Over the past 33 years, the nursery has grown into a 180-acre operation with 52 employees. 


He is a third-generation nurseryman and a graduate of Mississippi State University with both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Ornamental Horticulture. He is a graduate of "EAGL - Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership - a horticultural business program conducted in partnership with Texas A&M University for nursery & greenhouse growers, designed by Dr. Charlie Hall and Kip Creel, and culminating in a continuing education Certificate in Applied Horticultural Business Management from Texas A&M University. 

Dan has served on the following Boards: 

  • 1991-Mississippi Nursery & Landscape Association
  • 1995-1998-American Nursery & Landscape Association Grower Board
  • 2003-Southern Nursery Association Horticulture Research Institute
  • 2015-AmericanHort


Panel Discussion - Preparing for Recession: Nursery Owners Share Their Strategies to Protect Their Businesses

October 2 @ 3:00 PM

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