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PLNA Annual Green Industry Forum

 and Member Recognition Event


  March 8, 2018

Annual Meeting
of the Members


  March 8 - 9:00am - 3:00 pm


 Hershey Country Club

1000 E. Derry Road

Hershey, PA  17033

Meeting  Room: 

Keystone Ballroom


 Forum & Recognition Event Only - $79

Add the MeetUp for just $16 more!

To Register: 

 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, and
Tal Coley,  AmericanHort Director of Government Affairs- an update on AmericanHort's efforts

Round Table Discussions include-

  • 2018 Garden Trends
  • Health Insurance - Self Funding in the Small Group Market
  • Spotted Lanternfly - control and business opportunities
  • Sustainable Landscape Practices
  • Landscape Career Pathways and Apprenticeships
  • LEAN Management
  • H2B
  • Tax Reform and How it affects Your Business
  • Planning ahead for the Next Economic Downturn and
  • Employee Handbooks

Click here for more details on each topic.

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: Joanne Kostecky-Petito, (posthomous) Fredrick J. Mummert Distinguished Service Award; Steve Castorani, North Creek Nurseries, PLNA Hall of Fame Award; Madeline Maynor, North Creek Nurseries, Green Achiever Award, and Fred R. Strathmeyer, Jr., PDA Deputy Secretary for Plant Industry and Consumer Protection, Green Industry Advocate Award.


On Wednesday evening, March 7, PLNA is hosting a MeetUp at the Country Club from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres 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:  

Courtyard by Marriott, Hershey Chocolate Avenue, 515 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-533-1750

Rate:  $139 (2 queen beds)  Rooms include complimentary high-speed wireless and wired internet access, mini refrigerator, microwave, guest room entertainment package including HD Internet TV's installed with Netflix, Hulu, Crackle and Pandora

Click here to make your reservation:  Book your group rate for PA Landscape & Nursery Association 



Thank You to our Event Sponsors

PLNA Partner Members                                              








MeetUp Sponsors






Interested in Sponsoring this Event?  Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities 

or contact Tina at or 717.238.1676                                 

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