This year’s Summer Field Day and Trade Show for nursery and landscape industry professionals, presented by the Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association, will be hosted by McKay Nursery. McKay Nursery, celebrating its 120th Anniversary this year, is located in Waterloo, Wisconsin. The event is on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will include tours of the nursery, the first nursery in the United States to be SANC-certified.
SANC stands for Systems Approach to Nursery Certification and refers to the method of certifying the nursery to ship plants out of state as pest-free, based on how they produce the plants, rather than how the plants look to state nursery inspectors at the time of inspection. Tours of McKay Nursery at the WNLA Summer Field Day will take place in the morning and will include information about the detailed process of SANC with stops at their propagation area, the Langer Tree Farm to see their drip irrigation system, and their container production area.
A trade show featuring more than eighty exhibitors will be another highlight of the day, featuring the newest plants, supplies and equipment. Day-of-show specials will be offered by many of the exhibitors and most will be donating some of their wares to the annual WNLA Scholarship, Education and Research Fund Auction.
This year, lunch will be offered by food trucks located onsite. Vendors’ booths will surround a large tent anchored by four food trucks: Doyle’s Dogs, Patty Wagon, Cali Fresh and SoHo Gourmet Cuisine.
The admission fee to the WNLA Summer Field Day and Trade Show is $20 for those who pre-register, $25 for those who register onsite, and $15 for students. The admission fee does not include lunch.
If you are interested in exhibiting at this year’s Summer Field Day, you may also call the above telephone number or go to WGIF’s website.