July 23, 2021

Oberlin-Based Green Circle Growers Employee Honored as 2021 Greenhouse Growers' "Grower of the Year" Finalist

Family-Owned Greenhouse Employee Corwin Graves Among Finalists for Esteemed Designation 

Greenhouse Grower Magazine announced Corwin Graves, employee at Oberlin-based Green Circle Growers, as a 2021 Greenhouse Grower of the Year Finalist. The distinction is part of the magazine’s Medal of Excellence program.

Each year Greenhouse Grower Magazine cultivates a list of finalists from some of the top horticulturists in the nation.  This year one the many qualifying traits that designate the candidates includes the drive to produce the most high-quality plants possible.  Green Circle Growers is a family-owned business that has been ranked a Top 10 Greenhouse by Greenhouse Grower Magazine for many years, so it is no surprise that Graves clinched one of the finalist positions.

Graves has been working with Green Circle Growers since 2016, and has invested 18 years in the industry, but is always open to learning more. His commitment to educating himself about controlled environment agriculture and the advantages that a controlled space can provide, including capacity efficiency, consistency and improved yields create a clear picture of his dedication to the field. His responsibilities include oversight of all production at Green Circle Growers. This includes maintaining a high quality product, production scheduling, capacity planning and utilization, research and development, vendor relationship, and of course implementing sustainable growing practices (and their continuous improvement).

“I believe strongly in the idea of continuous improvement, asking ourselves how we’re performing at the crop level, and making reasonable, thoughtful changes to address shortcomings,” Graves says. “If we’re meeting our targets, then we should congratulate the team and celebrate those wins, but if not, we should be critical of ourselves and be prepared with actions to improve.” 

WHAT: Greenhouse Grower Magazine 2021 Greenhouse Grower of the Year Finalists 

  • Finalist for the 2021 Award announced include Green Circle Growers employee Corwin Graves

OTHER: Green Circle Growers commitment to sustainability and agricultural development helped rank them among the Top 10 Greenhouses by Greenhouse Grower Magazine for many years. Visit Green Circle Growers for updates and more details about Finalist Corwin Graves.


For images, b-roll and to arrange video interviews with Corwin Graves and/or a representative from Green Circle Growers, please contact Kristin Pohlig: kpohlig@wearefalls.com


Green Circle Growers is one of the largest greenhouses in North America with over 100 acres of indoor growing space. With more than 50 years in business, Green Circle Growers is a family-owned business located in Oberlin, Ohio. The company has a continuously expanding portfolio of indoor plants, including seasonal crops, tropicals, foliage, and succulents, providing a scalable, reliable source of product for retail partners year-round. Green Circle Growers’ portfolio of brands includes Wild Interiors and Just Add Ice Orchids.