SC Green Industry Association hosts annual Conference & Trade Show

January 4, 2024

The South Carolina Green Industry Association will bring together over 100 exhibitors and 17 industry speakers to cover an extensive range of landscape topics during its annual two-day Conference and Trade Show held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on January 24th and 25th.

The Trade Show and education seminars will run from 8:00am-5:00pm on January 24th and 8:00am-1:00pm on January 25th. College scholarships of $12,000 will also be awarded to students planning a future in the green industry.

Landscape industry professionals can choose from a variety of engaging presentations including weed control, pruning, fire ant management, and new plant varieties, technical classes on lighting and irrigation, and business classes focusing on team growth and overcoming resistance to selling green industry services. Keynote Speaker Marty Grunder with The Grow Group will open the Conference.

Attendees can earn continuing education credit hours for the following certifications: South Carolina Pesticide, North Carolina Pesticide, International Society of Arboriculture, North Carolina Irrigation, North Carolina Landscape Contractor, and American Society of Landscape Architect.

“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity again for an affordable, one-stop educational conference and trade show. We look forward to having the chance to network and bring our industry together,” said Kirk Young, SC Green’s Board President.

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A big thank you to our partners: Carolina International Trucks, Walker Mower, Modern Turf, Simmons Irrigation Supply, Superior Irrigation & Landscape Supply, MNI Direct, Smith Turf & Irrigation, Toro-Irritrol-Unique Lighting Systems, Turf Connections, and W.P. Law, Inc. and to our Trade Show sponsors: Carolina Fresh Farms, Classic Groundcovers, Harrells, Nursery South, Rain Bird, Ray Bracken Nursery, and Southern Ag.