Mansfield, LA (June 22, 2007)- The Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association (LNLA) is a professional nonprofit organization representing Louisiana’s green industry. The LNLA mission is to “enhance the quality of life for people, conserve and protect the global environment, and promote the professionalism and profitability of the nursery and landscape industry in Louisiana.” As a professional organization, LNLA enhances and sets standards for the entire industry.
LNLA also provides research and extension support to the LSU AgCenter, green industry insurance endorsements for worker’s compensation and liability, scholarships for ornamental horticulture university students in Louisiana, legislative visits and lobbying efforts, economic studies detailing the value of the green industry in Louisiana, and cooperative efforts with LDAF, the Louisiana Horticulture Commission, and the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.
Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional Program
The Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association offers a two day review of the Louisiana Manual for the Environmental Horticulture Industry and exams to become a LNLA Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional. The certification is a key way to increase one’s knowledge of horticulture and become more knowledgeable and effective.
Among the other services LNLA offers are a joint three state greenhouse growers conference with Arkansas and Mississippi and various publications including:
* Louisiana Nursery and Landscape News
* Guide for Louisiana Gardens
* Louisiana Manual for the Environmental Horticulture Industry
* LSU AgCenter Publications
* Louisiana Green Industry Impact Study
* Betrock’s Cold Hardy Palms
LNLA member firms include:
* Wholesale Nursery & Greenhouse Crop Producers
* Landscape Contractors
* Landscape Maintenance and Horticulture Service Providers
* Retail Garden Centers
* Landscape Architects
* University Faculty and Students
* Sod Growers
* Green Industry Supply Companies
* And Others Associated with the Green Industry
For more information, visit the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association.