A Virtual Education/Professional Development Experience


A New Year of Quality, Easy-to-Access Professional Development...
We inaugurated our Virtual Education Series in 2021--and are pleased to bring the third year of value and professional development to the members of NYSNLA, our Regions, and green industry colleagues across the Empire State.

Here is what is being offered:
Program Presenter(s) Date Time Credits Available
Marketing to Millennials  Katie McCoy Dubow, President of Garden Media Group & Board Chair of Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association will bring her vast communications and marketing experience--and insights as guest host on QVC for Cottage Farms--to show the best ways to reach an important market share for your business.  Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:00 - 10:00 am

1.0 CNLP;
ISA Credit


Meet Your Decision-Makers in Albany

Senator Michelle Hinchey, Chair – Senate Agriculture Committee;
Assembly Member Donna Lupardo, Chair – Assembly Agriculture Committee;
Andrew Bray, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, NALP; Jeff Williams, Director of Public Policy, NYFB 

Moderator: Melissa Caggiano, NYSNLA President

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Note: This date might shift due to the Legislative calendar. 
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 pm 1.0 CNLP;
ISA Credit

New York State Agency Roundup: Get the Latest News & Updates

Representatives from DEC, Ag & Markets, and DOT will provide the latest regulatory updates for nursery and landscape professionals. They will also answer your questions.  

Moderator: Melissa Caggiano, NYSNLA President

Thursday, February 16, 2023 9:00 - 10:30 am

1.5 CNLP;
.5 DEC Core:
ISA Credits

Proven Options to Retain and Recruit Your Workforce


The New York State Department of Labor Workforce Team will present on the department's Shared Work Initiative and business engagement that they have successfully used in support of the Green Industry in the state. Tuesday, February 21, 2023 9:00 - 10:30 am 1.5 CNLP;
ISA Credits

View from the Schools: An Educators Roundup & Panel Discussion

Join us for this Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Session that brings together educators and leaders from New York State colleges that are preparing the next generation of Green Industry leaders--your future employees.

Moderator: Jerry Parmenter, NYSNLA Professional Development Committee Co-Chair & Past President  

Thursday, March 2, 2023 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

1.5 CNLP;
ISA Credits

Terrestrial Invasive Species

Matt Gallo of the Finger Lakes Initiative - Finger Lakes PRISM will present on invasive species management, removing problematic species on the landscape, and the latest updates. 

Hosted in conjunction with PlantSTNY - Region 8. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 9:00 - 10:00 am 1.0 CNLP:
1.0 DEC:
ISA Credits

The Disease & Insect Environmental Impact: What You Need to Know

Margery Daughtrey
Senior Extension Associate with the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant- Microbe Biology, Cornell University & Dan Gilrein,  Entomology / Associate AG Program Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Hosted in conjunction with Region 7.

Thursday, March 9, 2023 9:00 - 11:00 am 2.0 CNLP;
2.0 DEC;
ISA Credits

The Great Green Business Resource Roundup 

This session will focus on the latest trends and updates in conducting nursery and landscape business in the post-pandemic world. Using a roundtable format, we will look at the resources available and share ideas on everything from recruitment and retention of employees to effective training to making the most of your current set-up as you project to the future.

The teams from Landscape Management Network and LandscapeHub will share insights on resources to improve your business operations.   

Moderator: Leigh McGonagle, PlantSTNY - Region 8 Director

Hosted in conjunction with PlantSTNY - Region 8.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 9:00 - 11:00 am 2.0 CNLP;
ISA Credits

Registration Rates
  NYSNLA Members Non-Members Students
Entire Series $200.00 (Save $40.00!) $350.00 (Save $50.00!) $0
Any Single Session $30.00 $50.00 $0