Foremost among my ambitions is to help nursery professionals and the green industry to better understand the importance of native ornamentals and ‘reconciliation ecology’.

Christine Karloff, Director

Papio Valley Nursery, Inc.,
Papillion, NE

Resources

The NNLA is your one stop resource center for easy access to useful sites for Green Industry professionals. We are always looking for interesting and useful sites, so send in information on sites that you have used and we will post it on our resource center. We update this page frequently, so check back often.

Associations/Trade Shows

Links to other industry websites

American Nursery and Landscape Association
http://www.anla.org

JOBS in Horticulture, Inc
http://www.hortjobs.com

Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show
http://www.midam.org

Missouri Landscape & Nursery Association
http://www.mlna.org

Natures Companion
http://www.naturescompanion.net

Nebraska Turfgrass Association
http://www.nebraskaturfgrass.com

Northern Green Expo (Minnesota)
http://www.minnesotagreenexpo.com

Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association
http://www.onla.org

Oklahoma Nursery & Landscape Association
http://www.oknurserymen.org

Western Nursery & Landscape Association
http://www.wnla.org

Government

Government entities that support the Agriculture and Horticulture Industry

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service – USDA
http://www.aphis.usda.gov

Department of Labor-Wage & Hour Division
http://www.dol.gov

Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov

National Plant Board-quaratine & shipping out state
http://www.nationalplantboard.org/laws/index.html

Nebraska Department of Agriculture
http://www.agr.ne.gov

Nebraska Forest Service
http://www.nfs.unl.edu

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
http://www.osha.gov

Sales & Use Tax-Landscapers
http://www.revenue.ne.gov/info/6-487.pdf

USDA Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us

Botanical Gardens & Arboretums

Chicago Botanic Gardens
http://www.chicagobotanic.org

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
http://www.arboretum.unl.edu

Omaha Botanical Gardens
http://www.omahabotanicalgardens.org

Colleges with Horticulture Programs

Central Community College – Hastings
550 S Technical Blvd, PO Box 1024
Hastings, NE 68902-1024
877-222-0780
http://www.cccneb.edu

Metropolitan Community College – Omaha
PO Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-0777
800-228-9553
http://www.mccneb.edu

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture – Curtis
404 E 7th Street
Curtis, NE 69025
800-328-7847
http://www.ncta.unl.edu

Northeast Community College
Norfolk, O’Neill, South Sioux City, & West Point
800-348-9033
http://www.northeast.edu

Southeast Community College – Beatrice, NE
http://www.southeast.edu
4771 W Scott Rd
Beatrice, NE 68310

Full Horticultural Program
University of Nebraska – Omaha
http://www.hort.unl.edu/unohort

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
202 Keim Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0915
402-472-2811
http://agronomy.unl.edu

Plant & Tree Resources

American Conifer Society
http://www.conifersociety.org
Description & Photos of Conifers

Arbor Day Foundation
http://www.arborday.org

Trees – Environment – Support of Arbor Day Foundation

Diggers Hotline
http://www.ne-diggers.com
Locate Public Utilities 48 hours before you dig.

Iseli Nursery
http://www.iselinursery.com

Information on grafted conifers

Perennial Resource
http://www.perennialresource.com

Information on Perennial Gardening

Pine Wilt Disease
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/publication/sol9.pdf
Pine Wilt – Fatal Disease

Plant Information Online, University of Minnesota
http://plantinfo.umn.edu

Largest Plant Online Resource

ReTree Nebraska
http://www.retreenebraska.unl.edu

ReTree Nebraska is a 10-year cooperative initiative to increase public awareness of the value of trees and reverse the decline of Nebraska’s community forests by planting 1 million trees in Nebraska communities by 2017. Information and events listed on website.

Tree Facts
http://www.nwmissour.edu/ARBORETUM/FACTS.htm
Interesting Tree Facts

Virtual Tree Pruning
http://www.arborday.org/trees/pruning/
Launch anumation at bottom of screen to practice pruning.

Grant Resources

Nebraska Transportation Enhancement Program
http://www.dor.state.ne.us
Nebraska Transportation Enhancement Program

The Nebraska Department of Roads Transportation Enhancement Program provides funding to local, state, and regional governmental entities to build and restore transportation infrastructure.

Examples of transportation infrastructure projects that are eligible under this program include non-motorized facilities for pedestrians and bicycles, development of scenic byways, restoration of historic transportation facilities. Landscaping can be included in all of these projects.

www.dor.state.ne.us/trans-enhance/

Peter Kiewit Foundation Grants
http://www.peterkiewitfoundation.org

Peter Kiewit Foundation Grants

There are two categories of grants the Foundation awards: general purpose grants and small grants. The Peter Kiewit Foundation funds programs, facilities, and capital projects.

In the general purpose grants program, there are no limitations on the size or duration of the grants that may be requested.

The small grants program allows the Trustees to assist a large number of worthy organizations with a broad array of small projects which are limited in scope but significant for the organization.

Grant application guidelines and application forms are required to submit a funding request and these materials are available through the Peter Kiewit Foundation office only. Please contact the foundation to establish your organization’s eligibility to apply and to discuss your proposed project.
402 344-7890
www.peterkiewitfoundation.org

ReTree Nebraska

Grant opportunities for Nebraska communities statewide, for specific Nebraska communities or communities nationwide can be found on the ReTree Nebraska website, retreenebraska.unl.edu.

Check back often—additional funding opportunities will be posted on the website as they become available.  Listed below are grant administered by the Nebraska Forest Service & Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc.  Check the website for other grant opportunities offered by other organizations.

Trees for Nebraska Town (TNT)
Primary intent for large maturing trees and associated plantings on public or private property but all projects must provide clear public benefit.  50/50 matching grant. Funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and administered the the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. Contact Justin Evertson at 402 472-5045 or jevertson1@unl.edu

Waterwise Landscapes Initiative
The Nebraska Environmental Trust has allocated approximately $725,000 to fund the Waterwise Landscapes Initiative.a statewide, multi-partner, three-year effort to develop model sustainable landscapes and enable partnering communities to develop the plans, tools and incentives to achieve more sustainable use of natural resources.

The Initiative will be undertaken in partnering communities chosen through a competitive process that establishes need, desire, ability and strategic geographic distribution.  Communities will be chosen over a two-year cycle.  At least 20 public sites will be chosen for development of model landscapes (likely including some NSA affiliate sites).  For more information, contact Justin Evertson at 402/472-5045.

Community Enhancement Program (CEP)
Nebraska Community Enhancement Program For landscape projects located on public property that is adjacent to roadways, streets, parking lots or nonloop trails Funded by the Nebraska Department of Roads and Administered by the Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc.. Contact Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Serivce at (402) 472-6511 or eberg2@unl.edu.

Shade our Streets (SOS)
http://www.nfs.unl.edu/ReTree/retreenebraskafunding.asp

Intended for planting large maturing street trees on public property along community right-of-ways. Projects located within the incorporated limits of a Nebraska Community. 80/20 Grant match. Funded by the Nebraska Department of Roads and administered by the Nebraska Forest Service. Contact Jessica Kelling, Nebraska Forest Service at (402) 472-0220 or jkelling2@unl.edu.

Nebraska Resource District Community Forestry Grants
Locate your local NRD’s website or contact them to find community forestry assistance programs available in your community by clicking here.

Specialty Crop Grants
http://www.agr.ne.gov
Specialty Crop Grant
Eligible projects must enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops and focus on research, promotion, marketing, nutrition, trade enhancement, food safety, food security, plant health programs, education and “buy” local programs, among other opportunities. Project must benefit the specialty crop industry, or a segment of the industry.
Applications are due in the Fall/Winter. Dates will be announced each year by the Dept of Agriculture.

Guidelines and applications found on www.agr.ne.gov or call 800 422-6692. USDA guidance on this program can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/fv/scbgp.html.

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