Board of Trustees
Dale Bachman, Bachman's Inc.
Dave Kleinhuizen, Margolis Company
The MNLA Foundation focuses on three areas
Research InformationYou need knowledge to improve your business and operations – and in turn increase your profitability as part of our industry’s aim to improve the outdoor living environment. The MNLA Foundation promises to deliver to you the research-based information and insights you need for your environmental horticulture and landscape business. Our Research Information Director will compile, distill and disseminate easy-to-read information on topics such as:
Find out more and read Research for the Real World articles on our website.
►All proceeds from the Widmer Golf Tournament benefit the Research Fund.
Career DevelopmentOur industry, your business and even the environment are facing a crisis because so few young people are choosing green industry careers. The MNLA Foundation promises to deliver tools and promotion to enhance the image of nursery, greenhouse, landscape, irrigation, and tree care professions. The Foundation’s Career Development Program will:
See more about the MNLA Foundation's Career Development projects on our School Outreach page.
►All proceeds from the Garden Party benefit the Career Development Fund.
The MNLA Foundation Academic Awards Scholarship Program will reward outstanding college students who have made horticulture or landscaping their career choice and, furthermore, enhance industry relationships with these students.
►All proceeds from the MNLA Shootout benefit the Scholarship Fund.
DONATING TO MNLA FOUNDATION
Each year the MNLA Foundation hosts a live Silent Auction event at Northern Green. Consider donating an item, service or product to enable the Foundation to provide important activities that will generate the next generation of workers in the green industries. You can donate items anytime in the year, easily online.