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Fall Growers Tour

Each year, the IGIA Growers Committee plans an event where attendees tour member grower facilities.  This affords the opportunity for both members and non-members to learn more about the unique growing operations producing quality nursery stock right in our back yards. It has always been important to cultivate relationships with the people you are sourcing product from, so that you have what you need when it's time to install the job.  But with the demands of today's fast-paced world and constantly-changing customer expectations, your supplier relationships have never been more critical. Consider bringing your team to this year's event so you can connect with our network of growers!

Spanish language option available at each tour site!

Sponsored by

Gold Sponsor

Roger Purcell Hort Sales LLC

Silver Sponsor

Hortica

Hoffie Nursery GET Group Goodmark Nurseries

 
Supporting Sponsors

 Home Nursery National Nursery Products Nufarm
 

Who Should Attend

You and your team!  This tour isn't just for growers.  We invite all members of the green industry to join us for this adventure.  The collaboration is what makes it fun, and we all learn better together! Landscape architects, designers and contractors, arborists, growers, garden centers, green industry partners, municipalities...all are welcome to join us!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Hoffie Nursery
17102 Marengo Rd
Union, IL 60180
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GET Group Nursery
17302 US-14
Woodstock, IL 60098
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Goodmark Nurseries
8920 Howe Rd
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
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ONSITE MAP FOR TOUR

CEU Credits Available

Certified arborists – 5.5
Utility Specialist – 5.5
TW Climber Specialist – 5.5
BCMA Practice – 0.75
TW Aerial Lift Specialist – 5.5
Municipal Specialist – 5.5
BCMA Management – 2.5

NOTE: In order to obtain credit, you must sign-in on the clipboard at each host site location.

Transportation

Attendees will transport themselves to each location. Because we are not coordinating group transportation for this event, registration costs have been lowered.

Agenda

8:00AM - Hoffie Nursery (Union, IL) - Check-In / Coffee / Networking
8:30AM - Tour Hoffie Nursery
9:45AM - Travel to GET Group Nursery (20 minutes)
10:15AM - Tour GET Group
11:30AM - Travel to Goodmark Nurseries (20 minutes)
12:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM - Tour Goodmark Nurseries
2:30PM - Roundtable discussion led by IGIA Growers Committee*
3:30PM - Event Concludes

*New in 2022

Roundtable discussion led by the Growers Committee featuring these hot topics: 

1. Things to consider before using H-2A and other labor programs
2. Managing inventory as sustainably as possible
3. Creative solutions to supply chain issues

Registration

Member Rate - $40
Non-Member Rate - $55

If your IGIA member company is sending 3 or more people, you get a discounted rate of $35 per person.  Contact IGIA for the promo code if you are registering online.

 

Growers Web Collage

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors will receive recognition in Trending Green eblasts, on IGIA website, in event promotional materials, and in program materials distributed during the event. 

Sponsor Levels  

            

Gold Sponsor $1,000
Silver Sponsor $500
Supporting Sponsor    $250


There is also room to customize a sponsorship, so if you have ideas, contact IGIA at 217.546.4733.