According to a press release, AmericanHort will be opening pre-registration for Cultivate’21 Feb. 8-19, 2021 with general registration beginning on March 9.
Cultivate’21 is currently scheduled for July 10-13 in Columbus at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Cultivate’20 was moved to an online only event.
“Cultivate is a crucial event in the industry for learning best production practices and showcasing the industry’s newest plant varieties. We are cautiously optimistic that we will be meeting in-person this year,” said Ken Fisher, president and CEO of AmericanHort. “The health and safety of everyone attending is our top priority and we are working diligently with event and hotel partners to ensure every reasonable measure is taken to achieve this outcome.”
Key events include:
Saturday workshops – The Art of Talent Management, Building a Better Workforce, Company Culture, Moss Wall Workshop, Pest Diagnostics & Technology Workshop, and the Garden Retail Workshop are all programs designed to help industry businesses perform better.
Industry Production Tours – To provide inspiration and access to industry operations not otherwise available, participate in one of the four Saturday tours for a behind-the-scenes look. New this year is the Landscape Zoo Tour to the world-renowned Columbus Zoo that spans 588 acres, more than 200 of which have been developed as animal habitats and public spaces. Also available are the Garden Center Retail Tour, the Greenhouse Production Tour, and the Nursery Production Tour.
Women in Horticulture - A powerful, inspiring networking event for women in the green industry with an energetic talk by Leslie Halleck of Halleck Horticultural LLC, who will also moderate a panel discussion with Lisa Minter-Bustin of Minter Country Garden, Chilliwack, BC; Terri McEnaney of Bailey Nurseries, St. Paul, MN; Leslie Herndon of GreenScape Inc./Franklin Hills Farm Nursery of Holly Springs, NC; and Suzi McCoy, recently retired president of Garden Media Group. Lunch is included, and a portion of the ticket sale will go to a Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) scholarship fund.