OFA and ANLA (American Nursery and Landscape Association) are hosting grassroots education events in and around Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey over the next few weeks to brief growers on key legislative and regulatory issues facing the industry right now.
The three events are scheduled for:
• Sept. 7 at Imperial Nurseries in Granby, Conn.;
• Sept. 19 at Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, Mich.; and
• Sept. 28, 2011 at Overdevest Nurseries in Bridgeton, N.J.
OFA CEO Michael Geary will join ANLA Executive Vice President Bob Dolibois, Vice President of Government Relations Craig Regelbrugge and Director of Research Marc Teffeau for the briefings. Kip Creel, president of StandPoint, will also present new research on what America’s population demographics mean to the future of the green industry and our prospects for economic recovery.
“The debt ceiling debate was just the beginning,” says ANLA President Bob Lyons of Ohio’s Sunleaf Nursery. “Tax increases and spending cuts will be hotly debated throughout the 2012 elections and beyond.”