St. Paul, Minn. (March 21, 2016) – Bailey Nurseries is announcing a new theme and schedule for its 2016 annual customer expo in Minnesota and Illinois: From the Farm to the Garden. Attendees can follow creative displays that illustrate production practices and available products including young plants, bareroots and containers. Retail merchandising presentations can give ideas to support strong in-store sales. Industry leaders will also speak on new varieties, team motivation and the future of breeding.
Each event is open to all Bailey customers. From Farm to Garden will include facility tours and access to
expert Bailey staff to discuss plant health, production and sales-related questions.
Dr. Michael Dirr and Coach Vince Dooley will each give keynote addresses in Minnesota (speakers for Illinois to be announced in late spring). Coach Dooley is known as a successful coach in SEC football, as well as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener who gives an engaging and inspirational talk on team building, plants and enjoying life in the garden. Dr. Dirr will speak on hydrangeas and the future of breeding to advance consumer trends and demand.
Registration information and agendas will be available later this spring for these following locations:
Minnesota – Thursday, July 28th, 2016
1300 Bailey Road
St. Paul, MN 55119
Illinois – Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Bailey Nurseries – Larch Farm
1546 N. 600 East Road
Onarga, IL 60955