Ed Niebur (L) and Dave Langenfeld of Niebur Tractor & Equipment, Hastings, Minn., one of Minnesota’s premier Kubota dealers, are ready to answer questions on this new quick hitch system on a Kubota L6060 cab tractor.
The Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) and Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF) joined forces once again Jan. 14 through 16, to create a one-stop marketplace and educational super-show, The Northern Green Expo.
The energy surrounding this annual event, which was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, continues to reinvigorate attendees and exhibitors every year. New this year were Campfire areas on the trade show floor designed for easy networking and bite-sized educational gatherings.
“Most of the Campfire sessions drew double the crowd we anticipated,” said Trade Show Manager Mary Dunn. “The exhibitors around the Campfires were very happy to see how these spaces drew the attendees to their booths.”
“We’ll include the Campfires again in 2016,” added MNLA Executive Director Cassie Larson. “And the plan is to add even more innovative concepts to the Northern Green Expo experience in future years, as well.”
Next year’s Expo will return to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Jan. 13 to 15, 2016. MNLA and MTGF staff and volunteers are already hard at work on developing the educational programming and trade show.