Congratulations to Our 2014 Gold Medalist
CNLP of the Year and
2014 Hall of Fame Inductee!
The 2014 George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture recipient is Steven Perry, assistant principal of Agriculture of John Bowne High School in Flushing, New York. Steve has built the agriculture program at John Bowne High School into something spectacular that the entire state can be proud of, including such timely topics as aquaculture, hydroponics, large animals, aviculture and exotic animals and has been honored for his teaching skills on both state and national levels. We are very proud to present the Gold Medal to Steve for raising the standard of agriculture education and for instilling a love of horticulture into students from a young age.
We are equally proud to announce our 2014 Hall of Fame inductee is Michael Grimm, Senior Lifetime CNLP. A past president, Michael has been a tireless supporter of NYSNLA, the Nurserymen's Foundation and the landscape industry. He epitomizes the qualities we look for when choosing a Hall of Fame inductee.
Finally, we are proud to announce that our 2014 CNLP of the Year is Region 6's Kim Schichtel. Kim has worked endless hours on programs in her region, promoting both the CNLP program and NYSNLA events, and is an advocate for volunteerism in the program. She has attracted others through her enthusiasm and love for the industry. Kim is a standard to which we hope other CNLPs will hold themselves and we look forward to honoring her for her achievements.
All are welcome to join us for the award ceremony in the NYSNLA Court of Honor at the John Deere Horticulture Building on Opening Day of the New York State Fair, Thursday, August 21, 2014. Full bios of our winners will be featured in August on the NYSNLA website and in the Fall issue of Nursery Lines.
Volunteer for NYSNLA at
The Great New York State Fair!
Work a shift and receive a free entry pass and parking, plus four CNLP credits!
August is here! It's time for the Great New York State Fair! Each year, NYSNLA has a booth in the John Deere Horticulture Building, giving our Association menbers a chance to share enthusiasm for the green industry with fairgoers from across the state.
Volunteer a few hours in the booth beteen August 21 to September 1. Share your time and knowledge in our booth, network with fairgoers and receive a free fair pass and parking - as well as earn CNLP credits! For more information and to register, click here, and we'll see you at the Fair!
What our members say ...
I thoroughly enjoyed NYSNLA’s Leadership Forum at Cornell University, as well as the tour of the gardens. The value of a one-day lecture that was packed with information and great networking was possible because of this association. I see only bigger and better things as NYSNLA continues to be at the forefront of the Green Industries.
NYSNLA will gather in Ithaca, New York on October 28 for a day of leadership-level education, honors and entertainment at the Institute for Labor Relations at Cornell University. We're pleased to announce NYS Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball as our luncheon speaker, as well as the return engagement of our featured speaker Tony Bass! Tony will enlighten attendees on "Creating Employee Systems for Success." That evening, we’ll gather for our annual dinner and 2014 Environmental Beautification Award winners. A highlight of the annual dinner every year is our Nurserymen's Foundation Auction. Click here to learn more and register!
Save the Date: September 18
CNLP Day at Mohonk Mountain House
We will hold our 2nd Annual CNLP Day on September 18! This year we will be touring the beautiful gardens of the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, then moving to the Gilded Otter Brew Pub for a meet-and-greet. Join us as we tour the magnificent gardens, connect with colleagues, test our industry knowledge and earn CNLP recertification credits! Watch your inbox for registration information, coming soon!