New York State Fair registration is open!
Each year at the Great New York State Fair, NYSNLA has a booth in the John Deere Horticulture Building, giving our Association a chance to share enthusiasm for the green industry.
Be sure to join NYSNLA in Syracuse from August 27 to September 7 for your opportunity to volunteer your time and knowledge in our booth and network with your friends and statewide professionals!
Register early to reserve your preferred volunteer time.
Call for 2015 Award Entries and Nominations
Entries for the 2015 Environmental Beautification Awards are being accepted until 11:59 pm on April 1, 2015.
Winners will be provided with the Environmental Beautification Award Seal for use in their advertising, will receive one complimentary registration for the 2015 Leadership Forum, and will have a photo of their winning entry in rotation on the NYSNLA.com home page for one year.
The winners will be announced on April 15, and the awards will be presented at the Environmental Beautification Awards Dinner and Nurserymen's Foundation Auction on August 26 at the Genesee Grand Hotel in Syracuse.
Nominations for the George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture and the NYSNLA Hall of Fame are open through April 30, 2015.
NYSNLA accepts nominations for these honors from each region and from the general membership.
Nominations should be submitted in narrative format and include the candidate’s work history and a statement of why he or she is deserving of the honor. They may be mailed to NYSNLA, 136 Everett Road, Albany NY 12205, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for Gold Medal criteria and here for Hall of Fame criteria.
These awards will be presented on opening day of the New York State Fair, August 27, at tne NYSNLA Court of Honor, located in the John Deere Horticulture Building.
Labels for Invasive Species Act-regulated plants now available
Great news! The state has approved our label design for plants regulated under the new Invasive Species Regulations. Starting now, all NYSNLA members may download these labels for use on such plants in their inventories. Downloadable copies of the labels, along with a summary of the regulations and the affected species, are available on our Advocacy Page.
What our members say ...
I feel very strongly about organizations in this industry. It’s important to share information statewide, such as information about the DEC and labor issues, and bring regions from across the state closer together. NYSNLA allows great people to meet other professionals that are invested in the industry, and to this day, they remain friends. Employment’s great, but if you don’t have friendship when it’s all over, you’ve gained nothing.
Be sure to check out our Education Calendar regularly to find professional development opportunities in your region and around the state. And, check our our Events Calendar to learn about meetings and networking opportunities.
Register now for our next webinar, March 26
"Hot New Perennials for 2015" with Heidi Mortensen, CNLP, is the subject of NYSNLA's next free webinar on March 26 at 9 am.
Discover the hottest new perennial introductions for 2015. This is a great opportunity to educate yourself and your staff on the newest varieties from Aquilegia to Viola and everything in between!
Heidi Mortensen currently works in sales for Prides Corner Farms, covering central and eastern upstate New York. A graduate of Utah State University with a bachelor of science degree in horticulture, emphasis in ornamentals, she has published more than 300 gardening articles on eHow and is a Cornell Master Gardener volunteer.
This webinar, which comes with CNLP credits, is free to NYSNLA member businesses, but registration is required. Click here to register.
If you missed our winter QuickBooks webinars with Monica Mitchell Muir -- or you didn't miss them but would like to review the material -- Monica has recordings, handouts and other resources available here. Materials from the first webinar are available now; resources from the second are coming soon.
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