January 2021

  • INILA Annual Meeting
  • INLA Virtual Trade Show
  • INLA Conference and ICNP Training
  • Virtual ISU Shade Tree Short Course
  • 2021 Dues Thank You
INLA Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars! The INLA annual meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, February 24, 1pm-2pm. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to join the meeting, but registration is required.

For registration and additional information, please visit the following link: INLA Annual Meeting

Questions? Please contact Joan O’Brien at or call

INLA Virtual Trade Show
Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association will be hosting a virtual trade show in conjunction with the Iowa State University’s Shade Tree Short Course!

This partnership provides exhibitors bigger and better opportunities to connect with potential clients by highlighting the best of both worlds. It incorporates INLA long-standing trade show into the traditional ISU Shade Tree Short Course educational sessions. Exhibitors will provide videos about their products, services, or even their facilities.

The virtual trade show will be accessible via a link on the INLA website and will go live on February 22 and close on March 31.

Interested in participating as an exhibitor? Download the registration form here, or register online

Exhibitors already committed to the virtual tradeshow include:

Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

Great Plains Nursery

Xylem Ltd/Golden Valley Hardscapes LLC


Northern Family Farms

Kankakee Nursery Company


ProLine Equipment
INLA Conference & ICNP Training
The Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association annual conference and training will be held virtually on Tuesday, February 23, 1pm-3pm. The conference will feature sessions focused on what matters to the industry.

In addition to the online learning sessions and INLA annual meeting, attendees can visit the Virtual Tradeshow to learn about exhibitor companies and gain additional information from their videos.

Agenda details and registration can be found at this link: INLA Conference

Speakers include:

Jay Goughnour - Arbor Jet
Michael Haller - Rexco Equipment
Dr. Laura Iles - Iowa State University
Chuck Meyer - Bailey's
Craig Regelbrugge - AmericanHort
Lance Van Wyk - King's Material
Virtual ISU Shade Tree Short Course
A note from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 22-26, 2021  

For the first time ever, the 65th Annual Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course will be a virtual affair in 2021. And while we can’t meet in person this year, you will still have access to an impressive array of speakers and topics chosen and designed for maximum educational benefit. The somewhat unusual schedule for STSC 2021 allows participants to attend morning sessions on each day of STSC Week. We assumed no one would enjoy sitting in front of their computer screen for two days straight. Much of the conference content will be recorded and available to STSC attendees for 30 days following the event.

Register on the Shade Tree Course 2021 website and watch for the latest updates regarding the agenda and schedule of all events!

Information for dues renewal was sent in the mail In July. Contact the INLA home office if you have any questions or need any additional information.

Thank you to everyone who has paid their 2021 dues!
Robert Fullhart
Del's Garden Center
Spencer, IA

Doug Jones
Redfield, IA

Peter Vue
Rainbow Tree Co.
Minnetonka, MN

Kevin Backus
Fox Ridge Nursery



View the INLA Green Industry Calendar online for information, links, and more
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