Industry Leading Horticultural Education

We are committed to helping you—and the entire industry—thrive.

You know plants. We know horticulture education.

Keeping your books in the green is crucial to your success, and AmericanHort has the tools and the horticultural education programs to help you.

We believe best practices are key to survival and enable you to perform better on a daily basis. We are committed to finding the best practices throughout the horticulture industry and sharing them with you. Then we connect you with the industry leading speakers to help drive your business forward and grow faster. Ultimately, both of these things help you prepare for the future, ensuring both your business and the horticulture industry will thrive for generations to come.

The more you know, the stronger you will grow.

Upcoming Horticultural Education
Workshops & Webinars

    Wed 17
    August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Creating positive cashflow with an “open to buy”

    While there is both a science and an art to buying inventory for your business, perhaps the most important factor is having the money on-hand to pay for it. While there are software programs available, and people who offer themselves as experts to calculate and advise you on inventory control, these options come at an additional cost. Luckily, there is an easy, do-i... Read More

    Tue 23
    August 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Building a Better Monarch Butterfly Garden

    This talk will help attendees to better understand why Monarch butterflies are in peril, why their conservation matters, and how partnership between the Horticulture Industry and gardening public can help to restore this beloved native butterfly to sustainable status. It covers the fascinating natural history of the monarch, including its spectacular long-distance m... Read More

    Wed 7
    September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    How do weather and climate impact boxwood blight? A modeling approach to aiding in boxwood disease management

    Boxwood blight is a fungal disease that can decimate boxwood plantings in most all settings and environments. The degree of injury can vary widely, depending on cultivar susceptibility, local disease severity, and weather, from nearly symptom-free to total destruction and death of boxwood plants. Dr. Len Coop will present how weather and climate affect both where th... Read More

    Wed 14
    September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Effectively Using Air Pruning Systems in Propagation & Nursery Production

    Dr. Darby McGrath - Vineland Research & Innovation Centre With quality being at the heart of all nursery operations and new growing technologies to achieve those high standards top of mind, AmericanHort is always looking for best practices that help increase product performance and customer satisfaction. During this program, we will dive into the practical ... Read More

    Thu 15
    September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Keep your cash flow going, you earned it so keep it.

    We all know the issues in the supply chain and how it is impacting retail business today. Watch this discussion on how businesses created a process to work through the issues with inventory availability, brand changes, and keeping retail margins in line with raising retail landed costs. Businesses are using technology to help with ensuring cash flow remains positive... Read More

    Thu 29
    September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Women In Horticulture September 2022

    Summer Field, Spring Meadow Nursery Summer Field is a propagation manager at Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, MI. Born and raised in northern Illinois, Summer’s passion for horticulture is a result of taking various high school agriculture related courses, being a member of The National FFA Organization, and attending horticulture and floriculture judging com... Read More

    Tue 4
    October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Controlling Nostoc, a slippery hazard for nursery workers.

    Presented by Joe Neal - Professor of Weed Science @North Carolina State University Nostoc, is a cyanobacterium that produces thick, olive-green to brown, gelatinous masses on nursery roadways, walkways and production areas. While it does not impact crops directly, patches of this slimy invader are slipping hazards for you and your workers. Most pesticides used in n... Read More

    Thu 6
    October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Deep Dive on Consumer Behavior Research

    Staying up-to-date on consumer behavior is vital for the continued health of your business. Join this expert panel as they share research results and real-world consumer actions to help you determine the best sales, merchandising, and marketing tactics to use in attracting customers. Moderator: Dr. Bridget Behe, Michigan State UniversityAlicia Rihn, University of Te... Read More

    Tue 25
    October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Inventory Management Mastery Series – Part 1 – Fundamentals of Inventory Accuracy

    This class will cover the importance of inventory accuracy, tips for doing annual counts, why cycle counting is a superior methodology, implementing a perpetual cycle count, and applying technology to inventory management.  One of the largest challenges faced by growers and wholesalers in the horticulture industry is green inventory manageme... Read More

    Wed 26
    October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Inventory Management Mastery Series – Part 2 – Turning Buyers into Investors

    Learn how to let Enterprise resource planning (ERP) do the heavy lifting, analyze performance and reporting, diagnose problems with return on investment (ROI), product movement analysis, and managing dead inventory. One of the largest challenges faced by growers and wholesalers in the horticulture industry is green inventory management. Especially for those plants a... Read More

    Thu 27
    October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Inventory Management Mastery Series – Part 3 – Understanding Inventory Replenishment

    Wrap up the series by learning when to buy triggers, how to adjust for seasonality, calculating how much to buy, buying ahead of price increases and how to utilize tiered buying opportunities. One of the largest challenges faced by growers and wholesalers in the horticulture industry is green inventory management. Especially for those plants and products with long g... Read More

    Wed 2
    November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Succession & Exit Planning Mastery Series – Discovery

    There’s one indisputable fact—100% of owners eventually will exit their business. In the horticulture industry, there are many stories of successful transitions to new owners and to family members in the horticultural industry. However, in these times there are even more stories of unnecessary closures and liquidations, family disagreements, disasters, and owner... Read More

    Thu 3
    November 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Smart Plants — Magical interactions between flowers and their pollinators

    This presentation takes a closer look at flower morphology and diversity as it relates to pollination. Various systems used by flowers to facilitate pollination are described. Special attention is given to adaptations in flower morphology designed to attract and interact with general or specific pollinators. Flowers signal pollinators with nectar guides, trick insec... Read More

    Wed 9
    November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Succession & Exit Planning Mastery Series – Prepare

    There’s one indisputable fact—100% of owners eventually will exit their business. In the horticulture industry, there are many stories of successful transitions to new owners and to family members in the horticultural industry. However, in these times there are even more stories of unnecessary closures and liquidations, family disagreements, disasters, and owner... Read More

    Wed 16
    November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Succession & Exit Planning Mastery Series – Decide

    There’s one indisputable fact—100% of owners eventually will exit their business. In the horticulture industry, there are many stories of successful transitions to new owners and to family members in the horticultural industry. However, in these times there are even more stories of unnecessary closures and liquidations, family disagreements, disasters, and owner... Read More

Flexibility Makes Learning Convenient & Fun

Regularly scheduled programming does not always work in our industry. And that’s ok, because AmericanHort offers lots of opportunities to learn on your own time.

The AmericanHort Knowledge Center​

This online database houses a wealth of information online to help you find answers to your questions. These are resources only available to AmericanHort members.

Industry Insider Report​

Whether provided by video or written communication, the AmericanHort Industry Insider Report is a tool designed to provide the important industry benchmarking information you need to maximize your business’s profitability.

Connect Archives​

Access past issues of the print version of Connect, the AmericanHort newsletter to learn more about our latest educational offerings and more. Connect print and e-news versions are available to AmericanHort members.

Nursery Stock Standards​

The AmericanHort Standard for Nursery Stock, Z-60.1 is to provide buyers and sellers of nursery stock with a common terminology in order to facilitate transactions involving nursery stock.

Coronavirus Resource Center​

The AmericanHort Coronavirus Resource Center contains a wealth of information on the latest government resources, links to information from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and other experts, tips on communication and business practices to help you and your business navigate this pandemic period.

AmericanHort HR Peer Sharing Group​

The purpose of the AmericanHort Human Resource Peer Sharing Group is to bring human resource professionals from AmericanHort member companies together to connect. This is a place to share ideas and best practices, ask questions and network in order to help do your job better, which leads to a stronger industry overall.