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News & Press: Press Release

AmericanHort Announces Landscape Operations Tour

Monday, August 27, 2018  
Posted by: Jeremiah Werstein

For Immediate Release

August 27, 2018

Mary Beth Cowardin

Vice President Marketing & Member Engagement


AmericanHort Announces Landscape Operations Tour

To Take Place in Southwest Ohio

Columbus, Ohio - AmericanHort is excited to announce the Landscape Operations Tour, a new event taking place on November 5-6th in Southwest Ohio. Landscape owners and operators interested in increasing the efficiency of their operations will enjoy world-class stops and several networking opportunities during this two-day bus tour. 

“The landscaping segment is a vital part of the horticulture industry and this tour will highlight best practices in landscaping to help attendees perform better in their own operations,” said Ken Fisher, President and CEO of AmericanHort.

The Landscape Operations Tour is an opportunity to learn about technology and management strategies from cutting-edge landscaping companies, network with industry colleagues, and bring back fresh, innovative ideas to increase landscape operations efficiency.

Each of the eight stops will include facility tours showcasing the unique practices that make their businesses thrive.

  • The Site Group – Decentralized Management
  • Siebenthaler’s – Preventative Maintenance
  • Bern’s Landscaping – Personal Gardening Program
  • Tom’s Mulch – Landscape and Landscape Supply
  • Natorp’s Nursery Outlet & Landscape – Vertical Integration
  • Scarff’s Nursery and Landscape – Continuing Innovation
  • Dan Druffel, Inc – Downtown Operations Hub
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens – High-Management Landscapes

Be sure to book by October 15, 2018 to take advantage of reduced hotel rates.  For more information or to register, visit




About AmericanHort

Green industry businesses perform better, grow faster and prepare for the future as a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association. With a rich history of serving horticultural professionals, AmericanHort supports nearly 14,000 member and affiliated businesses that include breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, garden retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscape professionals, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. The horticulture industry's production, wholesale, retail, and landscape service components have annual sales of $196 billion, and sustain over 1.6 million full- and part-time jobs.