Improving Staff Retention requires that employees want to work for your farm or business. Becoming an “employer of choice” will require owners and managers to improve upon their employee management skills for current workers, and to improve upon their hiring practices to bring the best people on board. During this session, you will learn key areas of employee management that you can improve upon, that will also improve the opportunity for your employees to become more engaged and productive, and ultimately want to work for your business.
Stan is a Senior Educator at Michigan State University and offers a variety of educational programs in northwest lower Michigan and the eastern UP. His special interest areas are: Labor Management, Nutrition, Forage Production, and Canola Production and use on dairy farms, Stan can be reached at: email@example.com Office: 231-533-8818 Fax: 231-533-8392 203 E. Cayuga, P.O. Box 427 Bellaire, MI 49615 Michigan State University Extension
Wednesday, December 13 11:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. At The Maas Center Hope College 264 Columbia Ave Holland, Mi
Reservations for lunch necessary by Friday December 8
Wednesday, November 8, 2017Dr. Bob Schutzki, Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture and Amy Frankmann, Executive Director of MNLA at the Grand Haven Community Center, Grand Haven, Mi.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Stan Moore, Michigan State University, Senior Educator ‘Staff Retention’, at Hope College, Holland, Mi.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018Rick Lohman, Business Coach, Trainer, Speaker; Woohooing.com at Hope College, Holland, MI.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Mike Bryan Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; ‘Green Industry Specific Updates’ at Michigan Wood Fibers, 9426 Henry St, Zeeland, MI 49464 (Lunch provided by Michigan Wood Fibers)
All meeting eligible for CPIG Credit Meeting time 11:30 a.m. at The Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus, Grand Haven, Michigan. (October and November), Hope College, Holland, MI (December and January)
The 18th Annual Scholarship WMNLA Golf outing was held Friday, September 22 with 66 golfers participating. WMNLA would like to thank the golfers, sponsors and prize contributors for helping make the event a great success.
The winning team was Mellema Nursery (Matt Mellema, Jason DeKuiper, Steve Yonker, and Keith Scott). Scott Sprick from Bosch’s Landscape & Lawn Specialties also had a hole in one!
A $1500 scholarship was awarded to Eric Bauder for the 2017-18 school year. Eric is attending Michigan State University. A $500 Education grant was awarded to Lakeshore Elementary School, West Ottawa Schools to help supplement their elementary gardening program.
A special appreciation for event sponsors: Eco Green Supply and Bosch’s Landscape and Lawn Specialties. Landscape Design Services sponsored lunch and Hope College sponsored dinner.
Golf Hole Sponsors
ALTA Equipment, LLC Bartlett Tree Experts BFG Supply Double L Enterprise Dykstra Landscape Services Evergreen Acres Evergreen Sprinkling Grand Haven Garden House Mattson Landscaping Mellema Nursery Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association Michigan Turf & Ornamentals Michigan Wood Fibers, LLC Seavers Lawn Service Van’s Pines
Prize Contributors Bartlett Tree Experts Colonial Golf Club Grand Haven Golf Club Grand Traverse Resort GVSU Facilities Tony Hamilton Allison Jesky Hortech Michigan Wood Fibers Wallinwood Golf Club WMNLA
Golf Teams ALTA Equipment Bartlett Tree BFG Supply Dykstra Landscape Management Eco Green Supply Landscape Design Services Mattson Landscaping Mellema Nursery Michigan Turf & Ornamentals Michigan Wood Fibers, LLC MNLA Site One Landscaping Van’s Pines Weesies Landscaping & Garden Center
The 18th Annual WMNLA Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser Friday, September 22, 2017 Grand Haven Golf Club 1700 Lincoln St. Grand Haven, MI 49417 REGISTER ONLINE >>
There will be a lot of great golf, a great time, and all supporting a great cause!
Open to all WMNLA members, employees, friends, customers, vendors, & family. Bring the sales team! Bring a new member! You can sign up individually or as teams of 2, 3 or 4. We’ll partner individuals to make foursomes. $75 per person. Advance registration required by September 16th.
Sponsorship opportunities are available; all sponsors will receive recognition in the Golf Outing program, a company sign at the golf course, a listing in the Michigan Landscape magazine, the WMNLA website and the WMNLA newsletter. Dinner sponsorship is $350, Lunch sponsorship is $250 and a hole sponsorship is available at $75. Dinner included.
Proceeds benefit the WMNLA Scholarship Funds & Horticulture Education Fund.
Over 230 excited gardeners, speakers, vendors, members and volunteers participated in March Garden Day: A Celebration of Spring. March Garden Day was held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Grand Haven Community Center. March Garden Day is a daylong seminar featuring key note speakers, WMNLA member speakers, vendor booths, display garden and a silent auction. Profits from March Garden Day support the WMNLA Scholarship Fund and Education Fund. Monies are also available to members for CPIG and Master Gardener scholarships. March Garden Day went ‘green’ this year for the first time following guidelines set by members Lee and Kay VerSchure. All lunch waste, wrappers, silverware and drinkware was biodegradable and composted by Spurt Industries. All paper and cardboard was recycled, water bottles were eliminated and replaced with water stations with biodegradable cups
. We would like to thank the March Garden Day Committee who dedicated many hours of planning to produce this annual event for the community: Lee VerSchure, Kay VerSchure, Reini Moser, Paul Kiefer, Audrey Eaton, Allison Jesky, Jude Hofmann and Pam Cater. We would also like to acknowledge the help of the many volunteers who were enlisted to help with the silent auction, act as moderators, food waste monitors, and registration hosts among many other duties. We would also like to acknowledge the board of directors (Chris Howe, Ryan Weesie, Nate Weaver, Brian Boyink, Allison Jesky and Russ Hillman) for their help moderating break out sessions and providing support with the silent auction. Thanks also to Gardens Alive, Evergreen Acres, Hortech, Jonkers Gardens, Paul Kiefer and Walter’s Gardens for providing plant material, growing space, and expertise to make the beautiful indoor landscape and auction.
Members who showcased in the Expo included Grand Haven Garden House, Bartlett Tree Experts, Landscape Design Services, Specialty Gardens, Jonkers Garden, Weesies Brothers Farms, Chips, The Bookman and Blue Horizon Nursery. Speakers included: Susan Martin, Rebecca Finneran of MSU Extension, Eric Nelson of Weesies Brothers Garden Center & Landscape, Keith Hogan of Bartlett Tree Experts, Bev Harkema of Jonkers Garden, Paul Kiefer of Specialty Gardens, Greg Dunn of Blackbird Farms CSA, Allison Jesky of Hope College and Kathi Skorupski.