NNLA Winter Conference


12/16/2020 - 12/17/2020
Event Details

Join us virtually for the 2020 NNLA Winter Conference and Annual Meeting!

Wednesday, December 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST

Thursday, December 17 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. CST

Download the brochure!

The Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association conference committee is excited to bring in a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of topics. 

Schedule

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Welcome

2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. We Know What You NEED to Know: Questions asked to Backyard Farmer
by the Public
This session will discuss consumer horticulture trends to improve business decisions.
Presented by: Kim Todd, UNL Associate Professor and Extension Landscape Specialist, Host of Backyard Farmer and Terri James, UNL Extension Educator.

3:05 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Break

3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Roundtable discussions - join a session of your choice

  1. Great Plants - Facilitated by Bob Henrickson, Assistant Director at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
    2. Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) - Facilitated by Phill Sexton, Wit Advisors
    3. Lighting - Facilitated by Jerry McKay, Owner, McKay Lighting

Thursday, December 17, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Welcome

2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Lunchin' in the Landscape: Finding Food Among the Flowers
This session will discuss edible landscaping and gardening.
Presented by Elizabeth Exstrom, UNL Extension Educator; John Porter, UNL Extension Educator; and Terri James, UNL Extension Educator.

3:05 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Break

3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.  NNLA Annual Meeting

4:10 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Break

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Roundtable discussions - join a session of your choice

  1. State of the Industry Panel - Facilitated by Ashly Neneman, General Manager, Sun Valley Landscaping
    Panelists: Mick Mulhall, President, Mulhall's, Omaha; Rocky Steinbrink, Owner, Steinbrink Landscaping & Greenhouses, Kearney; and Dick Meyer, Owner, Scottsbluff Landscaping and Founder of the Nebraska Regenerative Landscape Laboratory
  2. Container Gardening - Facilitated by Lexus Wellman, Container Designer, Campbell's Nursery
  3. Hardscapes

Attendees Can Earn up to 3.5 NCN CE Credits.

NNLA Scholarship Fund
NNLA continues to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a full-time horticulture student attending a Nebraska college. Help us continue to invest in students pursuing degrees in horticulture. Consider donating to the Scholarship Fund when you register for the conference.

Sponsorship Information
Silver Sponsor - $250
Logo on event materials and PowerPoint slide (provided by you) shown during the conference

Gold Sponsor - $500
Logo on event materials and PowerPoint slide or 15 second video (provided by you) shown during the conference

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Jennifer Eurek
Contact Organization:
Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association
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