WNLA Winter Workshop

2017 Winter Workshop:  

Many thanks to all who attended the WNLA 2017 Educational Winter Workshop, held during the Wisconsin Construction, Municipal, & Landscape Expo 2017 (WCMLE), February 8th and 9th at State Fair Park's Expo Center. 

Our deepest gratitude to all of the speakers who shared their knowledge and experience with all who attended, including Ron Amos, Steve Benzschawel, Darrin Braun, Paddy Conway, Jeff Epping, Nate Fuelleman, Lynn Griffith, Jr., Brent Gustason, Mark McCloskey, Jerry Nelson, Bruce Schweiger, Andy Stoltman, Mark Van Hoef, Dave Wanninger, and Bernie Williams. 

And we are truly grateful to the sponsors of the 2017 Winter Workshop who joined us for the inaugural State Fair Expo Center event.  Thank you, Gold Sponsor David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., Silver Sponsors Midwest Groundcovers and Midwest Trading, and Bronze Sponsors Badger Truck Center, Evergreen Nursery Company, Inc., Helena, and Hsu Growing Supply.  And thank you to our Speaker Sponsors--Harrell's and Unilock.  We could not have done it without you!

Plans for the 2018 WNLA Winter Workshop will be announced here this fall.  Stay tuned!  


WNLA Field Day

Summer Field Day   

The 2017 WNLA Summer Field Day & Trade Show will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 hosted by McKay Nursery, Waterloo, Wisconsin.  More details will be forthcoming--for now, mark your calendar!







Plant of the Year designation

Every year, the Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association brings forward top notch but underused plants in an effort to focus the public’s attention on plants that they feel should be used more often in the landscape.

WNLA - Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association

WNLA serves as a state-wide association of nursery and landscape businesses and professionals and is a member association of the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation.  WNLA hosts an annual Summer Field Day and Trade Show, a Winter Workshop, an annual scholarship and education golf outing, and is a Premier Sponsor of the Wisconsin Public Television's Garden Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.  WNLA and WGIF provide legislative, regulatory, and public relations advocacy on behalf of the state's nursery and landscape industry.  WNLA and/or WGIF hold memberships as state associations of AmericanHort and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).  For more information, contact Brian Swingle at (608) 743-9696.

Brian Swingle, Executive Director 
4323 Milton Avenue, Ste. 210 
Janesville, WI  53546 
Phone:  (608) 743-9696
Fax:  (608) 743-9477 
Email:  membership@toriiphillips.com


Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association


Ross Swartz, Paul Swartz Nursery & Garden Shop (262) 537-8083

Vice President

Brent Gustason, Johnson's Nursery (262) 252-4980

Secretary / Treasurer

Liesl Thomas, W. & E. Radtke (262) 253-1412

Past President

Tom Bergan, McKay Nursery Company (920) 478-2121


Ron Amos, Evergreen Nursery Company (800) 448-5691                           Jeff Edgar, Silver Creek Nurseries, Inc. (920) 684-1225
Andy Kurth, Weed Man-Madison (608) 824-0043
Seth Nicholson, The Bruce Company of Wisconsin (608) 836-7041
Jonathan Stickels, Mariani Plants   (866) 627-4264

WNLA Representatives to the WGIF Board

Brent Gustason, Johnson’s Nursery  (262) 252-4980 
Tom Bergan, McKay Nursery Company (920) 478-2121

 WNLA Madison


       David Moyer, Moyer's Landscape Services & Hometown Nurseries, Inc. (608) 873-9141

Vice President

      Becky Kielstrup, Avant Gardening & Landscaping  (608) 838-6485


      Don Dahlk, Capitol Lawn Sprinkler  (608) 845-5411


      Paul Rhyner, County Materials  (608) 845-8636

Executive Secretary

      Chrissy King (608) 333-2373


      Tony Callies, Madison Block & Stone (608) 249-5633

      Liza Lightfoot, Avant Gardening & Landscaping (608) 838-2054

      Patrick McKinley, Reinders, Inc. (608) 244-0200

WNLA Madison Representatives to the WGIF Board

     Tony Callies, Madison Block & Stone  (608) 249-5633

      Becky Kielstrup, Avant Gardening & Landscaping  (608) 838-6485

WNLA Southeast


      Timothy Palmen, Horizon Landscape Solutions  (262) 914-6344

Vice President

      Jonathan Stickels, Mariani Plants  (866) 627-4264


      Kevin Nolan, Cassity Tree Service, Inc.  (262) 886-5224


      Dennis Habenicht, High Prairie Landscape Supply  (262) 279-6500

WNLA Southeast Representatives to the WGIF Board

      Mark Jasperson, Jasperson Sod Farm  (262) 835-2826

      Ross Swartz, Paul Swartz Nursery and Garden Shop  (262) 537-8083







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