Short Course to stay in Columbus, Ohio, through 2018

November 8, 2013By

Short Course, OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals’ annual conference and trade show, will remain in Columbus, Ohio, for 2017 and 2018. The show also will be held in Ohio’s capital city for 2014, 2015 and 2016. This announcement comes shortly after the unveiling of AmericanHort, the newly-created trade association that will be producing the event. AmericanHort will take... read more

Green Industry: Immigration reform needed

July 31, 2013By

More than 400 leading U.S. businesses and advocacy organizations–including the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), Irrigation Association and the American Nursery & Landscape Association–signed a letter calling on the U.S. Congress on July 30 to enact immigration reform legislation. This move came one week after nearly 200 people participated in PLANET’s annual Legislative Day on the Hill event in Washington D.C.,... read more

OFA, ANLA ready for first joint event

January 28, 2013By
logo: next level

COLUMBUS, OHIO and WASHINGTON—This week, OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) will launch their first joint event as they co-host Next Level, an educational conference designed to help participants develop their business acumen and personal leadership skills. Next Level will be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and... read more

Dolibois retires from ANLA

December 19, 2012By
headshot: Bob Dolibois

WASHINGTON—On Dec. 31, after 21 years of service to the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), Executive Vice President Bob Dolibois will retire. On Jan. 1, 2013, Michael Geary, CAE, will become the new executive vice president. Bringing 21 years of experience in association management, including the past two as the CEO of OFA, Geary will helm both organizations. He... read more

IR-4 Getting Lost in Budget Shuffle

May 12, 2012By

ANLA says IR-4 Project is threatened with elimination under USDA’s proposed 2013 budget.   The IR-4 Project was established by Congress in 1963 to assist domestic growers of fruits, vegetables, herbs, nursery and greenhouse plants, and other specialty crops by facilitating the registration of safe and effective technologies, through U.S. EPA, to protect them from insects, plant diseases, weeds and other pests.... read more

Court issues injunction blocking changes to H-2B

April 27, 2012By

District Court Judge M.C. Rodgers on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the H-2B program rule, ensuring landscapers will be able to rely on their H-2B workers for the forseeable future. The program rule would have been implemented by the Department of Labor nationwide on April 27. The ruling also should impact the DOL’s plans to implement... read more