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PLNA Annual Green Industry Forum,

Member & Recognition Event


  March 2, 2017

Annual Meeting
of the Members


  March 2 - 9:00am - 3:00 pm


 Hershey Country Club

1000 E. Derry Road

Hershey, PA  17033

Meeting  Room: 

Keystone Ballroom


 Forum & Recognition Event Only - $60

Add the MeetUp for just $15 more!


 Click here for Online Registration form
 Click here for Downloadable form



Join your fellow members and colleagues at PLNA's first event of the year. There is something for everyone; hear from Keynote Speakers about the industry at the state and national level, round table discussions moderated by business leaders on topics that can help your business, State of the Association address, and honor and recognition of professionals and companies who have shown their commitment to PLNA and the industry.

Keynote Speakers-

• Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding - an outlook on the state of agriculture in PA,
Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Industry Research - an update on AmericanHort's efforts, and
Susan Yoder, Executive Director of Seed Your Future - a new national organization whose mission is to promote horticulture as a vital, viable and exciting career path for the nation's youth.

Round Table Discussions include-

  • Marketing & Advertising - What Works for You?;
  • The Growing Workforce Problem;
  • Regulations from the Bureau of Plant Industry - Quarantines and shipping out of state;
  • Employee Handbooks;
  • How to Build and Develop a Training System;
  • Insurance Strategies to get the Most of Your Coverage and

Immigration and H2B

State of the Association Address and Meeting of the Members

- PLNA board and staff present the latest happenings at PLNA and a sneak peek of the future programs.


Honorees include: Carl Jacobs, Shiloh Nurseries, Fredrick J. Mummert Distinguished Service Award; Daniel J. Eichenlaub, Eichenlaub Inc., PLNA Hall of Fame Award; William H. Wells, Water Crest Farms Nursery, Exceptional Leadership Award; Carrie Wiles, North Creek Nurseries, Green Achiever Award, and Joanne Kostecky Petito, Life Membership.


On Wednesday evening, March 1, PLNA is hosting a MeetUp at the Country Club from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Enjoy drinks and hors d'ouevres while socializing with fellow members. You can also join the PLNA Board and staff for a pay-your-own dinner afterward.

Register online now for this social event that brings the PLNA membership together from all across the state. 

Click here to download a paper registration form.


Hotel Information:  

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Hershey Near the Park

195 Hershey Road, Hummelstown, PA  17036

Phone:  717.566.3369

Mention you are with PA Landscape & Nursery Association for your discount!  Deadline: February 22, 2017

Group Discount: $109 + tax



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