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Growers Connect

Each year, the IGIA Growers Committee plans a one-day event where attendees tour member grower facilities.  This affords the opportunity for both members and non-members to learn more about the unique growing operations producing quality nursery stock right in our back yards. 

It has always been important to cultivate relationships with the people you are sourcing product from, so that you have what you need when it's time to install the job.  But with the demands of today's fast-paced world and constantly-changing customer expectations, your supplier relationships have never been more critical. Consider bringing your team to this year's event so you can connect with our network of growers!

2019 Tour Details

Heading West

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors will receive recognition in Trending Green eblasts, on IGIA website, in event promotional materials, and in program materials distributed during the event. 

Sponsor Levels  

            

Platinum Sponsor $2,000
Gold Sponsor $1,000
Silver Sponsor $500
Supporting Sponsor    $250


There is also room to customize a sponsorship, so if you have ideas, contact Kellie Schmidt at 217.546.4733 or [email protected]illinoisgreen.net.


2018 Tour

       8:00am         The Growing Place Aurora, IL
10:30am Hinsdale Nurseries          Plano, IL      
2:00pm         Pizzo Native Plant Nursery          Leland, IL
4:00pm Social Mixer at Pizzo
Native Plant Nursery
 

 
2018 Tour Sponsors
Growers Tour Sponsors

2017 Tour

8:00am GRO Horticultural Enterprises Union, IL
     11:00am      Goodmark Nurseries Wonder Lake, IL
2:30pm Hampshire Farms Hampshire, IL
4:30pm        Social Mixer at Hampshire Farms        

 

2016 Tour

No event held this year


2015 Tour

9:00am Hoffie Nursery Union, IL
    12:00pm      Mariani Nursery    Garden Prairie, IL   
2:00pm Fox Ridge Nursery Harvard, IL
4:00pm        Social Mixer at Hoffie Nursery      Union, IL

 

2014 Tour

   10:00am     Possibility Place Nursery Monee, IL
1:00pm Bailey Nursery Onarga, IL
3:00pm Kankakee Nursery    Aroma Park, IL   
5:30pm     Social Mixer at Steve Worth's Home