The 2016 Western Nursery & Landscape Association expo will be on January 21 and 22 with a reception on January 20 celebrating Kids + Nature with special awards to be presented.

The new site is mobile optimized, has profiles for each member of your staff, a job board where WNLA members can post jobs for free, and so much more. A mobile optimized e-newsletter is a new feature made to be easily read. There are also new, free webinars for members that will integrate with onsite education at the Western in Kansas City and provide year-round education. Webinars scheduled this fall include one with Doug Tallamy, author of Brining Nature Home as well as a Fashion Show Talk for Growers & Retailers discussing the new plants on the 2016 Fashion Show runway.

There will also be a Western bus tour with a new launch with trips to Oklahoma and Minnesota. A Greening the Industry tour is available of “green” projects at the Western in Kansas City with visionary Landscape Architect Jeffrey L. Bruce.

Along with the bus tours, the Wester will feature education sessions offered in Spanish and a Student Advisory Committee with student representatives from 5 states.