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2017 Day of Service Location Announced

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Events, news

2017 Day of Service Location Announced

2017 Day of Service to benefit On With Life Patients and Their Families in Ankeny The fifth annual INLA Service Day date has been announced! On September 13, 2017 the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association will help On With Life, Inc. complete their therapeutic grounds project.  “Currently, On With Life is lacking an outdoor environment for those in rehabilitation and their family members. We have limited outdoor areas for persons served to explore, places that a young parent can play with his or her child, or places where families can relax and have respite from the challenges of their...

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AmericanHort Names New Board Members and Officers for 2017

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in news

AmericanHort Names New Board Members and Officers for 2017

The AmericanHort Board of Directors, which includes leaders from across the horticulture industry covering various experiences and backgrounds, will welcome three newly elected members and a new slate of officers at Cultivate’17 in Columbus, OH, in July. The new Board members are: • Steve Castorani, CEO/President of North Creek Nurseries • Tom Hughes, owner of Hughes Nursery & Landscaping • Cole Mangum, Vice President of Production at Bell Nursery.   Teri Bates of Bates Sons and Daughters, Inc., current Chairman of the Board, will become Immediate Past Chairman of the Board and continue...

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ICNP of the Year Awarded

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in news

Paul Saladin was awarded the 2017 ICNP of the year award by the INLA board of directors. Paul began his academic career back at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He originally wanted to study aeronautical engineering and then decided his passion was for PLANTS! He was a Forestry major undergrad. Many of his friends and family cautioned him that getting a degree in Forestry was a dead end for getting a job but he pressed on. His first year out of college he enrolled and served for two years in the Peace Corps. His assignments was to work on a reforestation project in Guatemala....

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THREE IOWA PROFESSIONALS AWARDED FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES IN THE INDUSTRY

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 in news

THREE IOWA PROFESSIONALS AWARDED FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES IN THE INDUSTRY

AMES, IA – During the 60th Annual Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association (INLA) Trade Show the association presented awards to three Iowa professionals. Each year INLA choses industry professionals to receive the Iowa Certified Nursery Professional of the Year, INLA Hall of Fame Inductee, and the INLA Award of Merit. For her contribution to the INLA by instilling enthusiasm and interest in the young people of our industry, our 2016 ICNP of the Year is Shawna Moss of Kirkwood Community College. INLA would like to recognize her for the strong contribution to the industry, education, and to...

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15 Iowa Organization Receive Grant Funds to Help Promote Specialty Crops

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 in news, Specialty Crops

15 Iowa Organization Receive Grant Funds to Help Promote Specialty Crops

USDA funds will help groups promoting fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will be awarding $238,548 grants to Iowa organizations to help enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Iowa. The Department received $276,310 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to support the program. “Specialty crops are a very important part of Iowa agriculture as they allow farmers to diversify and give customers access to locally...

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