Winter Container Design
Wednesday, November 15   |   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kim Wickwire and Ben Fulkerth

Kim and Ben will lead you through the process of planning, preparing and creating outdoor seasonal containers that can be incorporated into your residential or commercial business offerings. They will bring new and interesting concepts that can improve mechanics and aesthetics of finished work that will stand up to prairie winter conditions. If you're interested in adding this type of service to your business, this workshop is perfect. Fee includes materials for building your own winter container, as well as many ideas and tips for how to implement this in your business. 

Please come prepared to plan and build your own container. You must bring your own tools (pruning shears, wire cutters and a knife, work apron).  As this is a working session, be sure to wear comfortable shoes! Space is limited to 15 participants.

Sales Bootcamp for Landscape Professionals
Wednesday, November 15   |   9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Joe Salemi

An intensive workshop where we’ll look at building an effective sales process, determining what it takes to grow your revenue. We’ll look at proven sales systems as they relate to professional landscape companies and unpack how they might work for you. Exploring how targeting with the right marketing mix will positively impact your sales for the season. Taking a deep dive into understanding hunters (sales people) and huggers (account managers) go a long way to increasing your annual revenues.

Includes lunch


AGGA Day of Discovery 2.0: Speed Knowledge Sessions for Your Greenhouse
Wednesday, November 15   |   10:00 am – 4:15 pm

10:05 - 10:30 am                How to Maintain a Living Wall - TBA
10:35 - 11:00 am                Your Business in the Press - TBA
11:05 - 11:30 am                Can you go 100% Pesticide Free? - TBA
11:35 - 12:00 pm               Your Digital Strategy - TBA
1:05 - 1:30 pm                    Greenhouse Products to Watch for in 2018 - Connie Bradt
1:35 - 2:00 pm                    Pricing your product (Let’s talk breakeven and more!) - TBA
2:15 - 2:40 pm                    Personal Development Session - Dustin Morton
2:45 - 3:10 pm                    Vertical Gardening in Greenhouses - TBA
3:15 - 3:40 pm                    Experiences with Vertical Gardening - TBA
3:45 - 4:10 pm                    Basket/Planter Design for the Holiday Season - TBA

Includes lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Sessions subject to change.