Comprehensive knowledge or skill in a particular subject or activity
As an industry, I think we do ourselves a disservice with these titles. At least a degree in horticulture, botany, or plant science carries some level of required education. There's no requirement to be a self-proclaimed "Master Grower" and to me it implies an arrogance that says the person is closed-minded in their beliefs and doesn't feel they have anything more to learn.
Let's foster an environment of learning and education. There is so much we still don't know about the soil. Did you know that 85-99% of bacteria and archaea we still cannot culture consistently under laboratory conditions? Much of what occurs in the rhizosphere we still don't understand.
I can personally guarantee that no one at KIS Organics will ever be a "Master Grower" but we will continue our passion for learning and strive to improve our growing processes and products along the way.