February 28, 2023


Stoneleaf Nursery



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


ILCA and IGIA 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.

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

Organizer: AnneMarie Drufke

Click here to contact [email protected] for further information about this event.

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