The LANDSCAPES Convention, is a trade/industry show put on by NALP (formerly PLANET). It is based on the landscaping industry, and has an amazing equipment expo, in which we are allowed to use and test some. The event features great speakers, educational and networking opportunities with other colleges and universities as well as employers. Last year's convention was held online from October 20-22nd, 2020.
Networking Night gives students the opportunity to interact with companies in various areas of the horticulture industry. The event follows a speed dating format that allows the students to meet with several companies throughout the night. Every year we invite companies that range from Greenhouse Production, Nursery Management, Marketing, Landscape Design, and more! This event is perfect to connect with possible employers and develop a strong professional profile at the same time.
The cost to attend is $10 for non-SHA members; SHA members attend for free. Please refer to the list of companies that are attending and previous companies who attended last year posted below. Business attire. Please bring resumes and business cards with you.
Address: University Club of Michigan State University, 3435 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910. Click HERE for directions.
Great Lakes Expo (Glexpo)
We have had the pleasure of attending the Great Lakes Expo, Glexpo, in December in Grand Rapids. MI. This is a premiere show for fruit and vegetable growers, greenhouse growers, and farm marketers. For years, we have attended a huge trade show and made connections with representatives from over 400 different companies, as well as listened to seminars taught by industry professionals and educators.
Great Lakes Trade Expo (GLTE)
Another industry event and expo, GLTE, takes place in February in Lansing, MI. Students help with setup and tear down of the expo. We attend seminars and a huge trade show.
In the past years, our previous president, Tyler Gilson, our previous treasurer, Melissa Eggleston, and previous SHA member Andrew Barker each won a MNLA scholarship.
Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference
A group of students specializing in small farm and organics were fortunate enough to attend the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference in Traverse City. It was a great opportunity to network with potential employers and attend educational seminars with professionals in the field.