This annual program, sponsored and managed by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association since 1973, honors excellence in the Green Industry. Submissions for the 44th annual awards are due September 23, 2016. Winners will be announced during the Midwest Green Industry Xperience (MGIX) in Columbus, Ohio in January, 2017.
Scholarships are available each year to students from nine Ohio colleges and universities as well as high school FFA students. The program includes the Southwest Ohio Environmental Horticulture Association Lloyd W. Kennedy Scholarship, and scholarships in honor of Phil Kozel and John Riepenhoff.
ONLA honors and highlights Green Industry individuals who have made significant contributions to their fields. Over the years, these awards have evolved into long-lasting traditions of encouraging and identifying the best of the best. The annual awards are presented at the ONLA Annual Business Meeting during the organization's tradeshow, MGIX, in January. Awards categories include: Distinguished Contribution, Educator/Public Service, Legislative Advocate of the Year, Legislator of the Year, and Service.