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Innovative Global Leader in Environmental Restoration Names New President

Innovative Global Leader in Environmental Restoration Names New President

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Kimberley Lovelace-Young

Kimberley Lovelace-Young named Forrest Keeling Nursery president.

Elsberry, Missouri (May 18, 2020): Forrest Keeling Nursery today announced Kimberley Lovelace-Young will take the position of president. This is a milestone for the family-owned Midwest company.

Established in 1948, Forrest Keeling's reputation for innovative environmental projects circles the globe. The Nursery's mission is to restore the earth’s ecosystem’s one tree at a time.

Ms. Lovelace-Young follows her father, Wayne Lovelace as Forrest Keeling Nursery president. Mr. Lovelace will continue to play an instrumental role as CEO. His focus will be on plant and soil research with emphasis on their mutual benefits.

“I’m excited to see Kim take on this leadership role with our company,” says Mr. Lovelace. “Kim grew up in the nursery industry and is instrumental in promotion of its best practices. She worked with some of its giants; for example, Armstrong Nurseries in California and Missouri-based Stark Brothers. She also played a significant role in commercializing our patented RPM-production technology.”

RPM-production is exclusive to Forrest Keeling Nursery (FKN). It is an all-natural technology that helps produce better plants. RPM plants display faster flowering and fruiting and improve survivability and growth rate.

Ms. Lovelace-Young accepted the position of FKN vice-president and general manager in 2004. She represents the Nursery on projects throughout North America as well as globally. She took part in Governor Nixon’s trade mission to China in 2011. She later executed contracts in both China and South Africa for the Nursery.

“I plan to continue our family’s legacy for excellence and innovation. Our mission speaks to our well-established dedication to native plants. They play a key role in soil health and conservation remediation.” offered Ms. Lovelace-Young.


To learn more about Forrest Keeling Nursery, visit their website,


About Forrest Keeling Nursery, Elsberry, Missouri: Innovator of the patented RPM-production method for stronger, healthier, faster-growing plants. A globally-recognized leader in native plant production and conservation.

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