We attended the annual Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Convention last week held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There is a trade show where we visit the booths of the industry vendors on plants, machines, technology and more, and there are many, many educational seminars which we all attend and are able to bring back new and exciting ideas for our business. We were fortunate to have 9 of our staff attend this year’s convention – which were Leif & Deb Knecht, Heidi Brossueau, Jim Westlund, Amy Voight, Luis Olave, Ben Danielson, Connie Rew and Kathy Lewis.
This year, Senator Al Franken addressed the group right ahead of the keynote speaker’s message. It was an unexpected treat to be able to see and listen to the Senator for a few moments.
Bobby Jensen and Belinda Jensen from KARE-11’s Grow with KARE spent time at the Bailey Nurseries booth. With the weather being unbelieveable this winter and the enthusiasm of all of the people at the Convention, we are all definitely excited for spring!
We do have limited office hours in January – however – we do return phone calls and e-mails everyday so if you have a question on anything – please do not hesitate to contact us!