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Guide to locating INLA member wholesale nurseries in Idaho. This map is handed out at trade shows and mailed to your potential customers showing the physical location of your business. Each member is listed with the phone, fax, email, website, products, address and directions to their establishment. Companies’ identifying logos are included and in 2015, maps were mailed to buyers in Idaho, Washington, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.
In June INLA produced and printed 5,000 Wholesale Nursery Maps. These maps have contact information for Idaho growers and products they sell. The maps promote the value of purchasing Idaho grown nursery crops. In late June and early July, we mailed out just over 3,000 maps to Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon. The remaining maps will be given out at various shows in January/February 2016.
Click on the flipping Wholesale Map icon to view the latest version of the Wholesale Map.
Member’s Resource Guide
The Member’s Resource Guide is a listing of members and the specific products they sell. It is handed out at trade shows and mailed upon request to prospective buyers, serving as a powerful advertising tool for your company. Selling plants? If so, your company will be listed in the Member’s Resource Guide at no charge to you.
Retail Service Guide
A listing of all retail members and their business services is found in this colorful retail service guide. This guide is given out during the year at home and garden shows across the state of Idaho.
In March INLA produced and printed 6,000 Retail/Landscape Plant Something Consumer Magazines. The magazine lists of INLA members who have retail garden centers and provide landscape/maintenance services. This year the magazine had the Don’t Just Stand There – Plant Something theme that complimented the media campaign currentl running for INLA. There were sample garden designs included to encourage people to keep the magazine for a while. Articles were included on Arbor Day, fruit tree growing and why you should choose a professional for all you grow. At the Boise Flower & Garden Show we handed out approximately 3,000 copies to the attendees. We delivered approximately 2,000 copies to the Idaho Botanical Garden, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, University of Idaho Bonner County Extension and University of Idaho Bonneville County Extension office. All of these entities agreed to be project partners and hand them out at events.
Membership includes free listing of your company on the INLA website with your company name and contact information. Listings include all of your business classifications (i.e. grower, landscaper, retail, etc.). If you have a company website, your company will be linked to the INLA website.
Plantingidaho.org is a retail website with links to all INLA members businesses. This website it designed for the consumer looking for more information on plants and is linked to your businesses.
Find out what INLA does for members through the Plant Something program.
Idaho Preferred Program
The INLA joined with the Idaho Preferred program to offer many promotional and marketing
opportunities to its members through the Idaho Dept. of Agriculture.
The Following Partners Can Save You Money and Help Your Bottom Line:
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association has partnered with
Office Depot/Office Max to bring you a FREE national discount program.
Save up to 80% off preferred products! Find out more here.
If you would like to set up an account and order directly online click here http://inla.ctcsavings.com
Credit Card Processing Program
The INLA offers a credit card processing program with Small Business Growth Alliance. INLA members received reduced prices for accepting credit cards in their businesses.
Find out more information about our Partner in Progress to grow your business.
EVM ensures the security and global operability of chip-based payment cards, also knows as “Smart Cards” or “Smart Chip Cards.” Smart card technology provides and extra layer of authentication during transactions, validating the legitimacy of the payment type being used, and helping reduce the use of counterfeit, lost, and stolen payment cards at retail points of sale.
Get paid everywhere you go; PAYware Mobile; the power of processing in your pocket.
Use this link to access your account. When creating your account, using the tracking/company code 0317.
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We Keep You Informed With the Latest Information:
A newsletter published every two months which contains information on the organization, recent developments in the nursery industry, research findings, business management tips, recent and upcoming legislative action, new products and news about members.
Click here for more information about the Taproot.
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The INLA coordinates grass roots lobbying efforts when needed, at the state level, for legislation favoring the green industry in Idaho. Speaking on behalf of our members, INLA has the power to influence decisions being made in both the State and Federal legislature. INLA also serves as a conduit to government agencies, such as Idaho Department of Agriculture and Idaho Department of Lands, with industry.
INLA members contribute $10 of their membership fees to be a part of the AmericanHort’s Lighthouse fund. The Lighthouse Program helps green industry professionals become politically active at the local level, develop relationships with Members of Congress and other federal officials, and get involved with the industry’s legislative activities.
Federal Updates information and to take action now with current action alerts.
Legislative Action website to find out what the Lighthouse Program is doing for your business.
The INLA holds The Idaho Horticulture Expo each January in Boise, Idaho. Nationally recognized experts are invited to address a wide range of topics covering all segments of the industry’s interests. A trade show featuring over 100 booths is held with the latest in products and technology.
What We Do To Help You Enhance Your Professionalism and Give Back:
INLA certification programs acknowledge individuals as trained professionals with expertise in their specific green industry segment. Through these programs the public will be made aware of the high level of knowledge obtaining these certifications requires. Visit the following links for more information and to order products and forms for each program.
- Certified Nursery Professional
- Certified Plant Diagnostician
- Certified Landscape Technician – Irrigation, Maintenance and Installation
Scholarship Program offered by the INLA
Each January, the Idaho Horticulture Expo is held in Boise. Nationally recognized experts are invited to address a wide range of topics address , the INLA announces the winners of the Scholastic Awards. Each year at least one $750 scholarship is announced at the Awards Luncheon. These awards are available to any student enrolled in an accredited two or four-year program in the state of Idaho and whose declared major is in a field within the Green Industry. Scholarship awards will be based on scholastic record, as well as the student’s ability and sincereity in pursuing employment in the Green Industry. The purpose of this program is to encourage the study of horticulture, floriculture, plant pathology, landscape design, turfgrass management, botany and other subjects that pertain to the Green Industry.
To find out more click on the Scholarship tab at the top of this page.
Research that Affects Your Industry:
Idaho State Nursery Advisory Committee
In 1999 The Idaho Department of Agriculture began collecting an estimated $36,000 per year from a twenty five dollar per year fee from the Nursery and Florist licensees for research purposes. Research is solicited from two-year schools and vocational programs, four-year colleges, universities, including campus, research and extension centers, non-profit organizations, private interests and companies. Research proposals must be on projects of interest to the green industry in the inland mountain region. Priority will be given to research projects suggested by a survey of all licensed nurseries and florists in Idaho.
Link to Idaho Department of Agriculture Nursery and Florists Advisory Committee Web page where you can find proposal forms if you are planning on submitting a proposal to the committee, in consideration for a grant.
Cover letters for your grant forms are now available from the Idaho Department of Agriculture.
Contact the INLA, P.O. Box 2065, Idaho Falls, ID 83403 Ph 208.681.4769 Fax 208.529.0832 email: firstname.lastname@example.org