Thank you for your support in 2018
Wow what a busy and fantastic year it has been for Grower2grower. In February my wife, Marie, and I launched the Grower2Grower website. Since then it has been non-stop fun meeting new people, writing numerous articles to bring you technical and supplier information and grower profile stories.
Time has passed since Marie and I first started chatting about the website, what we hoped to achieve and what are expectations were. We had an idea of what we thought growers would want and find useful. After talking to numerous growers, I felt there was a definite need for a technical growing platform where commercial greenhouse growers could access information on a regular basis. The concept to bring bi-weekly industry scans and updates along with potential new technological advances was all done to achieve one goal- to help growers improve on their final outcomes. The grower and supplier profile stories have been a highlight, and I feel very privileged to have been allowed to write so many fantastic articles on the people that contribute greatly to the commercial greenhouse industry.
I would like to sincerely thank the advertisers who have backed and supported the website. The website is equally as important for bringing the growers technical stories as it is about promoting the trusted and necessary products from our key industry partners, whom we all rely on. Without these products and services growers would not be able to operate successful businesses. The current success of the website has only been possible with the support of both the growers and advertisers, and is the only way it will continue to be successful.
The classifieds section has proven to be a hit and in general most items advertised has been sold. I have provided consultancy to 15 new customers this year and the number is steadily increasing.
Here are the Grower2Grower website statistics for 2018:
- Since February we have reached over 26,500-page views with over 10,000 sessions.
- The average duration per viewer is nearly 3 minutes.
- The number of New Zealander users that have viewed the website is now over 2600 with a further 3000 international viewers.
- Our regular returning visitor numbers have now reached 1000.
We have had four articles published in the international Greenhouse e-news the Hortidaily and two articles have now been published in the Australian Soilless Magazine and one in the NZGrower Magazine.
However, the true success for us is the support and readership from the New Zealand greenhouse growers and other greenhouse growers from Australia and around the globe.
We’ve got to say the engagement and feedback from all has by far exceeded our expectations.
Merry Christmas to all Grower2Grower readers. Have a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Next year we look forward to bringing you more articles tailored for the New Zealand greenhouse industry.
Above are just some of my favourite photos I have taken this year.
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Article Written by Stefan Vogrincic, Consultant, Grower2Grower