BENEFITS & PRODUCTS
Want to Find Local Plant Material?
This is a 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 their logo, phone, fax, email, website, products, address, and directions to their establishment.
In June INLA produced and printed 5,000 Wholesale Nursery Maps. 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 2018.
Click on the Wholesale Map icon to view the latest or the link below
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Looking for Products?
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.
View the Resource guide by clicking here.
Reach Potential Customers Who Need Plants and Services
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 currently 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.
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Company Listing on the INLA Website
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, it will be linked to the INLA website.
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. We are pleased to continue our partnership that will provide INLA members with expanded marketing opportunities within the state of Idaho. INLA teamed up with the Idaho Preferred® program for the “Grown with Pride in Idaho” nursery campaign.
NALP's Safety Company Program for the Green Industry
The Program Includes:
Newest INLA Member Benefit…
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!
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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 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.
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Up to Date News and Informative Articles
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.
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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.
AmericanHort (formerly ANA and OFA)
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.
Visit Washington Impact for more information on actions taken in Washington DC that will affect you.
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.
The Certification Nursery Program is intended to improve the professional qualifications of nursery industry employees in Idaho.
Special recognition is given to individuals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge in principles and practices of the industry.
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The Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) program is intended to recognize you as a trained professional with skills, knowledge, and expertise in the horticulture industry. The Certified Plant Diagnostician (CPD) program is an advanced certification. It is intended to recognize your skill and ability in diagnosing plant problems.
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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 sincerity in pursuing employment in the Green Industry. The purpose of this program is to encourage the study of horticulture, floriculture, plant pathology, landscape design, turf-grass management, botany, and other subjects that pertain to the Green Industry.