YEAR IN REVIEW • EXPO AMBASSADORS around the state met consistently to help spread the word about EXPO, coming to San Antonio this summer. Their efforts offer others in the industry the chance to get together, rally, network, and grow their businesses at EXPO.
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• TNLA’S INDUSTRY TASK FORCE came together to tackle some of the issues confronting the industry today. Through these conversations, which included members from various segments of the industry, TNLA has instituted a variety of programs to meet these challenges head-on and lead the way in developing the green industry and the association of the future. These stakeholders also helped to determine the education offerings TNLA will be able to provide moving forward.
Each day presents an opportunity to help others strengthen their businesses and grow within their professions. This year TNLA offered new programs to help members stay engaged and gain knowledge from a variety of educational offerings, both in person and digitally.
• TNLA WOMEN IN HORTICULTURE, made up of women professionals from across Texas, ignited camaraderie as the group took part in conference calls throughout the year and in person at EXPO, sharing their experiences, engaging in conversation, and showing their industry support. We look forward to all these women coming together face-to-face at this year’s Nursery/Landscape EXPO during the Fifth Annual Women In Horticulture Get Together.
• EXPO EDUCATION CONFERENCE, which offers more than 400 participants access to 100 CEU opportunities and 32 breakout sessions on a multitude of green industry topics.
TNLA’s education and certification programs sparked a flame of knowledge through:
• TNLA GROWERS SUMMIT brings together growers from across the Lone Star State to talk about what’s cropping up in the industry and to stay up to date with current rules and regulations. • McFARLIN STANFORD BUSINESS WEBINAR SERIES helps green industry professionals gain the tips they need to get an edge ahead of their competition, stay relevant and fiscally sound, and help their businesses grow — all over the course of this 12-month series. • TNLA RETAIL/LANDSCAPE SUMMIT features more than 70 retail garden centers and landscape owners, crews, and staff, who meet for a full day of learning about the latest trends in the industry and earning CEUs.
May/June 2019 TNLA Green