CLOUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) has formed a partnership with John Deere Landscapes to offer two green industry programs under one roof on Jan. 6, 2015.

ONLA’s CENTS is the Midwest’s largest green industry convention, which for over 80 years, has connected thousands to the education and resources they need to operate and grow successful businesses. Ten years ago, John Deere Landscapes created the John Deere Landscapes University one-day education and trade show platform to provide green industry professionals regional options to learn best practices, see new technologies and meet with the vendors who are vital to their success.

In January, ONLA and John Deere Landscapes will join forces to offer educational programs and a vendor trade show. Landscape architects, designers, contractors and crew leaders may choose to attend CENTS Marketplace & University intensive workshops: irrigation, dry-laid stone or ecological design; or the John Deere Landscapes University program, which includes a vendor show and classes: lawn & turf, irrigation, lighting & electrical, pest & disease and business management.

That evening (5 – 9 p.m.) attendees may opt to attend a pre-convention event at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, hosted by the ONLA, which includes a cocktail and dessert reception and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Orchids! show before it opens to the public.