COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association (KNLA) will welcome its members to the 2018 Midwest Green Industry Experience in Columbus, OH, in lieu of holding the annual KNLA Spring Training and Showplace.
The Midwest Green Industry Experience began in 2017 as a refreshed and redefined version of Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association’s (ONLA) annual conference. Its mission: Welcome all who play a role in the green industry—in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and beyond. The 2017 convention welcomed just short of 5,000 attendees for three days of education, networking events, and a tradeshow experience that featured more than 250 vendors.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with ONLA at the 2018 Midwest Green Industry Experience,” said Kim Fritz, KNLA President. “The possibilities are endless when combining the education programs that KNLA and ONLA have both offered in the past, which we will build upon in the future. Also, the combined energy of having all our vendors under one roof is fantastic. All of our members will truly benefit from our partnership and this is a win/win for both associations.”
ONLA is excited to welcome KNLA to the Midwest Green Industry Experience. The organization looks forward to the opportunity to collaborate with KNLA to grow the success of MGIX and ensure that members of both associations receive an unmatched educational offering and networking experience.
MGIX 2018 takes place January 15–17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. KNLA and ONLA members receive discounted pricing on MGIX exhibit space and registration.
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association facilitates the success and growth of Ohio’s green industry through legislative advocacy, industry certification, exclusive member benefits, and outreach activities like the Ohio High School Landscape Olympics. The association’s 1,300+ members comprise nursery stock growers, garden center operators, landscape contractors, landscape design and grounds maintenance firms, arborists, students enrolled in landscape and horticulture programs in the state, and allied suppliers. The association has represented Ohio’s vital nursery and landscape industry since 1908 and has administrative offices in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus.
KNLA, as a network of professional nursery growers, landscapers, garden centers and others interested in horticulture, provides educational opportunities to members and supports public knowledge of the industry. From its inception in 1926, KNLA has been dedicated to promoting the professional standards of the industry, and continues as a recognizable symbol of quality to its colleagues and the consumers the industry serves.
— Midwest Green Industry Experience