Sign up NOW for the IGIA 2017 Fall Growers Tour!

-5.5 hours of LACES credit have been formally approved by ALSA for Growers Tour- 

Join us for the 2017 Fall Growers Tour at Goodmark Nurseries, GRO Horticultural Enterprises, Inc. and Hampshire Farms on September 21, 2017! The event will begin at GRO Hort at 8:00 am and lunch and transportation will be provided. So come on out and enjoy a day filled with education, networking and opportunities to earn CEUs! 

Click here to register for the 2017 Fall Growers Tour 

Not already an IGIA Member?

Interested in becoming a member or wondering what the association can do for you?

The IGIA can introduce you to a vast network of industry colleagues across various professional segments including nurseries and growers, retailers and garden centers, architects and designers, irrigation contractors, landscape professionals and students.   Member services, educational opportunities and support programs can help you, your business and your employees.  The IGIA also represents you in Springfield with the state agencies that regulate our industry; and through advocacy outreach, lobbying efforts and legislative initiatives, the association helps protect the industry and ensures it remains viable for years to come. 

See what your colleagues have to say about the importance of belonging to the IGIA and learn what the association can do for you!

ICN Pros: We Need You!

ICN Pros: Please sign up to volunteer at the IGIA’s display during the 2017 Illinois State Fair, August 11-20.  You will get to meet & greet visitors to our display in Conservation World, serving as ambassadors for our Association and for the Illinois nursery and landscape industry as a whole.  ICN Pros will earn 1 CEU for each 4-hour shift worked.

Shifts filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please click here to volunteer today! 




Make a Donation to HOPE Program in Memory of Respected IL Grower

Scott Dunlap, who founded Dunlap Enterprises in Blue Mound, IL in 1980 after working at Wandell’s in Champaign and at greenhouses and nurseries in Pennsylvania and Canada, passed away on Monday, July 3rd.  A memorial visitation to celebrate Scott’s life will be held between 2:00-4:00 P.M. Saturday, 7/8. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to the Illinois Green Industry Association’s (IGIA) HOPE program. HOPE is an IGIA program which helps educate and inspire students to pursue careers in horticulture, something that was near and dear to Scott. To make a donation to the HOPE program, please click on the link below Scott's photo.
Donate to the Scott Dunlap Memorial