Spring Training

Event Location

Stoneleaf Nursery
476 County Road 1200 E
Eureka, IL 61530

ILCA and IGIA are once again collaborating to present the training that the Downstate Illinois landscape community needs before the start of the spring season. We’ve taken feedback from the 2022 event, gathered insights from this busy season, and combined it all with the oversight and knowledge of the ILCA Technical Skills Committee to offer two tracks of education and a greenhouse full of suppliers highlighting the latest products, equipment, and services. 

Education Content

Sessions for Crew Members
When in Doubt, Math it Out! - Ryan Heitman
From Paper to the Landscape - Turning Plans into Reality - Eric Eisenmann
The Right Start for a Strong Finish - Plant Care Fundamentals - John Cottrell
Breaking New Ground with JULIE - Brian MacKenzie
Plant & Shrub ID – Presenter to be determined

Sessions for Owners & Managers
Factors to Consider Before Investing in a Business Management System - Stephanie Leveling
Onboarding New Employees: Welcome to the Team, Now Grab a Shovel - Kevin Battistoni
Landscape Business Owners Panel
Green Goods Update for 2023 - John Cottrell
Business Valuation - Alison Hoffman

Sessions for All Levels of Experience
Leadership for Crew Leaders & Managers - Todd Kramer
Green Impact - You can be a force for change! - Dale Stuber, Lauren Howell



IGIA and ILCA members receive the member rate for this event!

Member Rate - $60
Non-Member Rate - $75

Attendees will enjoy lunch and vendor booths in the greenhouse.


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2023 Exhibitor List

American Rental
Blunier Implement
Foster Brothers Wood Products
Fosters Inc
Hoerr Nursery
Martin Equipment
Peoria Brick Company
SiteOne Landscape Supply
SmartGate Conveyors

Spring Meadow Nursery
Stoneleaf Nursery
Techo-Bloc Midwest Corp
Trinity Stone
Unique Lighting Systems
Vermeer Midwest
WAC Lighting
Weber MT

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Lunch Sponsor - $800 SOLD OUT
  • Breakfast Sponsor - $500 SOLD OUT
  • Foreman Training Sponsor - $400 SOLD OUT
  • Owners’ Track Sponsor – $400 SOLD OUT

Sponsorships include one complimentary attendee registration ($75 value), logo on pre-event promotion and onsite signage, recognition at the event, and special mention in IGIA Trending Green eblasts and ILCA's The Landscape Contractor magazine.

Exhibit Space - SOLD OUT! 

  • $275 - IGIA/ILCA member rate | $350 - non-member rate
  • 8 x 10 tabletop display area (table and chair included)
  • Equipment vendors will have the option to use outdoor space for the display of machinery
  • Maximum of 20 total spaces available (spaces will be assigned by event staff)
  • Exhibitors can contribute ONE (1) raffle item (must be $50 value or greater)
  • Includes one complimentary attendee registration ($75 value)