2019 April Meeting

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

H2B: Addressing a Challenging Labor Landscape

This is your opportunity to learn from of a panel of experts as you forecast your business for 2020. Kerry Scott, program manager and H2 specialist at Más Labor; Craig Regelbrugge, senior vice president of public policy and government relations at AmericanHort; and Michael Martin, president of Live Green Landscape Associates will share their knowledge, the latest news, and recent industry trends in a robust panel discussion about finding qualified laborers. Bring your questions!

Presenters:

  • Kerry Scott, Program Manager and H2 specialist at Más Labor
    Kerry is Program Manager for MAS Labor, based in Lovingston, Virginia, the country’s largest supplier of H-2A and H-2B legal guest workers.  MAS provides H-2 services in 46 states and in virtually every eligible agricultural and non-agricultural sector from apiculture to viticulture; landscaping to hospitality.  Kerry originally made farm calls for MAS; advising clients on how to stay in compliance with the highly regulated H-2A program.  Kerry’s responsibilities now include business development for MAS, reporting directly to the owners of the company.  This work has him exhibiting and speaking to agricultural and horticultural groups all over the country.  Recent participants have credited Kerry as being the first speaker to leave them truly understanding the H-2A program.
  • Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort
    Craig Regelbrugge is Senior Vice President of AmericanHort, the national trade organization representing the horticulture industry’s breeders, nursery and greenhouse growers, garden retailers, interior, and exterior landscape professionals, and product and service suppliers. He leads the industry’s advocacy and research programs.

    Regelbrugge serves in national leadership positions representing the horticulture industry on matters relating to the labor force, plant health, and trade. He co-chairs the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform, and is on the board of the National Immigration Forum’s “America Is Better”. He also serves as immigration committee chairman of the National Council of Agricultural Employers.

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  • Michael Martin, Live Green Landscape Associates, LLC
    Michael Martin is the president and owner of Live Green Landscapes. A pillar in the landscape industry for more than 33 years, Michael founded Live Green in 2008. He graduated from Penn State University with degrees in agriculture and horticulture. He is a past president of LCA, is the current treasurer of the Building Congress and Exchange, and sits on the board for the American Landscape Institute. Michael is an avid tennis player and enjoys skiing and traveling in addition to spending time with his family.

Thank You to Our Exhibitors



Event Details

Date
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time
9:00 am–1:00 pm (Lunch included)

Location
Hilton Garden Inn
14975 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD 20850


Early-bird registration deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019.


Registration Fees
Now Through Friday, April 12
LCA Members: $79
Nonmembers:  $99


After Friday, April 12, 2019
LCA Members: $99
Nonmembers:  $119


Refunds/Cancellations

Cancellations received by Friday, April 12, 2019, will receive a full refund. No refunds after Friday, April 12, 2019. No refunds for inclement weather. 

Exhibiting Opportunities

LCA Monthly Meetings are a great way to discuss your company’s products and services one on one with potential and current customers. Exhibit and receive these benefits:

  • One complimentary registration.
  • One 6' x 3' table with two chairs.
  • A listing in Groundwork magazine, LCA's bi-monthly publication.
  • A listing on the LCA website in conjunction with the Mini-Workshop, including a link to your website.
  • A listing in the LCA Gram, including a link to your website.

Exhibitor Fees
LCA Members: $250
Nonmembers: $400

For more information, click here or contact Barbara Bienkowski.

 CEUs

LCA is approved for Landscape Industry Certified recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. For more information on recertification, please visit the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Recertification Center.