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Western Awards

 

The Western Legend Award


The Western Legend Award recognizes a lifetime of sustained and significant professional achievement and public service to the Western Nursery & Landscape Association and/or the green industry.

2018 Honoree: Anna Ball, Ball Horticultural Company
2017 Honoree: Bernie Hillermann, Hillermann Nursery & Florist
2016 Honoree: Dr. Michael Dirr
2015 Honoree: Wayne Lovelace, Forrest Keeling Nursery

 

The Western Employee of the Year Award


The Western Employee of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding employee from a Western Nursery & Landscape Association member company.

2018 Honroee: David West, Cedar Valley Nurseries
2017 Honoree: Guadalupe (Lupe) Rios, Forrest Keeling Nursery
2016 Honoree: Mark Luchtefeld, Home Nursery
2015 Honoree: Susan Mertz, Loma Vista Nursery

 

The Western Emerging Leader Award


The Western Emerging Leader Award recognizes an outstanding leadership from an emerging professional in the horticulture industry (age 35 and younger).  Award established in 2018.

2018 Honoree: Thomas Minter, Loma Vista Nursery



The Western Outstanding State Association Leader Awards


The Western Outstanding State Association Leader Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated a dedication to the work and mission of the green industry through exceptional efforts on behalf of state associations.

2018 Award Recipients

Oklahoma: Chris Ferris, Southwood Landscape & Garden Center
Kansas: Lyndsi Oestmann, Loma Vista Nursery
Missouri: Anne McKinstry, McKinstry Sales
Nebraska: Harlan Hamernik, Bluebird Nursery - presented posthumously and accepted by son Chuck

2017 Award Recipients

Oklahoma: Mark & Tabitha West, Cedar Valley Nurseries
Kansas: Dr. Ray Cloyd, Kansas State University
Missouri: Bonnie Coy-Svenson, Southeast Missouri State University

2016 Award Recipients

Oklahoma: Randy Davis, Greenleaf Nursery Company
Kansas: William Noble Stueck, Suburban Lawn & Garden
Missouri: William (Bill) T. Ruppert, National Nursery Products

2015 Award Recipients

Oklahoma Honoree: Rodd Moesel, American Plant Products and Services
Kansas Honoree: Darrell Westervelt, Blueville Nursery, Inc.
Missouri Honoree: Kim Lovelace-Young, Forrest Keeling Nursery



Western Exhibitor Awards


The Western Exhibitor Awards honor those Western exhibitors who spend the extra time and energy to make their booth the "best in show."

2017 Award Recipients

Best in Show Green Goods: Green Gate Farms
Best in Show Hard Goods: SiteOne Landscape Supply
Best in Show Learning Center: Greenleaf Nursery Company

2016 Award Recipients

Best in Show Green Goods: Green Gate Farm
Best in Show Hard Goods: Loma Vista Nursery
Best in Show Learning Center: Loma Vista Nursery

2015 Award Recipients

Best in Show Green Goods: Loma Vista Nursery
Best in Show Hard Goods: A.M. Leonard
Best in Show Learning Center: Green Gate Farms
Best in Show Historic Display: Swedish Touch Peonies

2014 Award Recipients

Best in Show Green Goods: Loma Vista Nursery
Best in Show Hard Goods: Craftware Pottery and Baskets
Best in Show Learning Center: Green Gate Farms

2013 Award Recipients

Best Booth Award: Green Gate Farms
Best Booth Award: Massarelli's

2012 Award Recipients

Best Booth Award: Ceramo Company, Inc.

Best Booth Award: Collaborative booth with Anderzhon Nursery Sales, Badger Evergreen Nursery, Blue Sterling Nursery and T.H. Belcher Nursery

Contact Us

Western Nursery & Landscape Association
P.O. Box 411747 Kansas City, MO 64141
888-233-1876