Since attending his first Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)school as offered by Growers Supply, Nick has continuously given back to out customer base and the agricultural community. He takes his success story and pays it forward, teaching existing and start-up agricultural business entrepreneurs the art of market development even when heavy competition is imminent. Nick is now and has been a keynote speaker at CEA school every two months in South Windsor, CT. His knowledge and success stories stem from real life practice and that knowledge is priceless.
Every CEA school is concluded with a survey asking the attended to rank each presentation. Nick is consistently at the top of that list. His success story and shared knowledge invoke confidence and provide the wherewithal to customers starting their own agricultural business.
I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Unfortunately, it is impossible to track all of the credit due to Nick. His workings go beyond the point of sale with many customers and that is invaluable.
-Zachery Carr, Greenhouse Sales, Growers Supply
Nick is great at coming up with out of the box type thinking and giving direction and implementation ideas that would have never crossed my mind. These have all helped my company grow and taught me many things.
-Shawn Snyder, Your Virtual Marketing Machine (Texas)
I started working with Nick Burton in January of 2014 when he called into Growers Supply to order a greenhouse. After a couple conversations back and forth Nick added two of our GT-50 Hydroponic Lettuce Systems onto his order. Since that initial call and ultimate purchase Nick and I have had countless conversations and he has placed numerous orders with Growers Supply in order to continually grow and expand his business. When I met Nick, he had a vision of what he wanted to do and where he wanted to go. Since then he has changed that plan multiple times but yet he has seen amazing growth in less than two years. In addition to the multiple businesses that Nick runs in Paris, TX, he is a repeat presenter at our Controlled Environment Agriculture School that we host at our headquarters in South Windsor, CT. I have watched Nick educate and advise growers from all types of backgrounds and provide an excellent benefit to our school. I know that his future is bright and I look forward to seeing exactly where he is headed and what he will do in this industry.
Growers Supply CEA School Katie Pierce – Growers Supply – South Windsor, CT
Nick Has been a great inspiration as I started my hydroponic farm. He believed in my business more than I believed in myself. His continuous support and advice pushed me to overcome my doubts and concerns, built my confidence and get me to where I am at now. Every bit of information Nick shared with me from building the farm to marketing the product contributed to the growth of my business.
Before Working with Nick I had very little confidence in my ability to provide a product that was unique or different to my field of work. Nick saw potential in me when I felt I had none and gave me the push to think outside the box and create my dream job. Most importantly he helped me realize that I had a unique voice that is worth sharing with the world, I just needed some guidance to help me get started and nick has done that for me.
Erin Finch, Holistically Fed, Texas
Nick is a fantastic resource for new and established growers alike. The challenges of farming don’t end at environmental factors. The biggest challenge growers tell me they face is how to sell and market their products, and their company. Nick brings a strong understanding of sales and marketing to the table, and is a valuable resource to help clients succeed in this tough profession.
Randy Cummings, Territory Sales Manager, Johnny’s Selected Seeds