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

2013 OFA scholars selected

June 11, 2013By

OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals has chosen six students to the OFA scholars’ program. The scholars’ program helps launch careers in horticulture by providing education and networking opportunities. The six students chosen are: Josh Craver, Kansas State University Steven Ferullo, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Josh Henry, Ohio State University Chris McKellar, Michigan State University Garrett Owen,... 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

OFA opens online spring trials reservations

January 3, 2013By

COLUMBUS, OHIO—OFA has launched the official central reservation website for the 2013 California Spring Trials, to be held on April 6-11. This year, more than 30 companies are exhibiting at 19 locations. Attendees can arrange appointments through the website to create personalized itineraries, which can be printed or viewed via a mobile site. There is no fee for attendees to... read more

ANLA and OFA form joint venture

January 5, 2012By

WASHINGTON — OFA — The Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association announce the formation of a joint venture, initially focusing on business education and government relations activities. ANLA President Bob Lyons, Sunleaf Nursery (OH), states, “The industry is facing significant opportunities and challenges that require its national trade associations to respond as never before. OFA... read more

California Spring Trials wrap-up

May 1, 2010By

The California Spring Trials showed off up-and-coming varieties and plant trends. From Gilroy to Encinitas and all the stops in between, the new and yet-to-be-released cultivars were on display for a week in April during the 2010 California Spring Trials. Growers, retailers and landscapers who want to know what’s new and what’s next attend the annual event. This year’s displays... read more