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Horticulture students from colleges and universities in the Midwest are invited to join the Western Nursery & Landscape Association's Student Advisory Committee. 

The Student Advisory Committee for the Western Nursery & Landscape Association was established in 2016 to strengthen the ties between the association, the industry and Midwestern horticulture students. Each committee member serves a 2-year term on the Committee.   

The Student Advisory Committee is charged with developing ideas and recommendations on educational programming, networking opportunities and other member benefits that would better serve WNLA’s student members now and into the start of their horticulture careers. Following a Committee meeting, the Student Advisory Committee will meet with the WNLA Board of Directors to share their ideas and recommendations and will work together with the Board and with WNLA Staff to develop and implement these initiatives.

Sven Svenson, Ph.D. of Southeast Missouri State University, moderates the Student Advisory Committee discussion at the annual Western.


The 2020 Western Student Advisory Committee is below:

  • Allison Azmy, St Louis Community College  |  2019-2020
  • Claire Barnhart, Kansas State University  |  2020-2021

  • Rachael Billingsley, Oklahoma State University  |  2019-2020

  • Shannon Casey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  |  2019-2020

  • Makaela Franzen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  |  2019-2020

  • Hannah Garland, Iowa State  |  2020-2021

  • Ian Graves, Southeast Missouri State University  |  2020-2021

  • Kim Hagen, Oklahoma State University  |  2019-2020

  • Sammie Lyle, Iowa state  |  2020-2021

  • Jake Padgett, State Technical College of Missouri  |  2019-2020

  • Keller Shemwell, University of Missouri  |  2020-2021

  • Christina Sperry, Central Missouri  |  2019-2020  

  • Kristin Vaughn, Kansas State University  |  2019-2020

  • Landon Williams, State Technical College of Missouri  |  2019-2020


Thanks to the following companies for sponsoring the 2020 Student Advisory Committee: 

  • Family Tree Nursery
  • Randy's Lawn Service’
  • Country Landscapes
  • Hermes Landscaping
  • Loma Vista Nursery
  • Forrest Keeling Nursery
  • Greenleaf Nursery
  • DCA Outdoor
  • Great Plains Nursery
  • Laughlin Design Associates, Inc.
  • Suburban Lawn & Garden


Contact Us

Western Nursery & Landscape Association
P.O. Box 411747 Kansas City, MO 64141