WNLA Field Day

46th Annual Summer Field Day & Trade Show--August 3rd! 

Registration:  ATTENDEES                         EXHIBITORS 

Come join the celebration of McKay Nursery's 120th Anniversary, as they host the 2017 WNLA Summer Field Day & Trade Show Thursday, August 3, 2017! McKay Nursery is in Waterloo, Wisconsin, just northeast of Madison.  Plenty of exhibitors will be on hand, ready to show you the latest plants, equipment, tools, supplies, and more!  There will be tours of McKay Nursery in the morning, including their propagation, container production, and their state-of-the-art drip irrigation system.  Plus, hear about how they became the first SANC-certified nursery in the U.S.!  A variety of food trucks will be parked onsite with food for purchase.  The admission fee for attendees, which includes the trade show, a tour of the nursery, and refreshments, is $20 for those that have pre-registered, $25 onsite, and $15 for students (lunch is not included).  To register, complete the form in the Attendee Registration flyer.  

EXHIBITORS!  You're invited to exhibit at the largest show of its kind in the state!  Exhibitor booths will be arranged around a 40' x 40' tent, anchored by four food trucks, so that everything will be in close proximity to the booths, convenient for exhibitors and attendees alike.  If you'd like to exhibit at this year's WNLA Summer Field Day and Trade Show at McKay Nursery, please review the Exhibitor Packet and complete the Registration Form on page 5 of the packet.  For more information, call (608) 743-9696.

WNLA SE Golf Outing

Mark your calendar for the 2017 WNLA Southeast Golf Outing, Wednesday, August 23, 2017.  It'll return to the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, starting at 11am with Check-in Registration.  For all the details, download this Registration Form or email dhabenicht@high-prairie.com

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 Winter Workshop

2017 Winter Workshop:  

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


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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