Join Us February 27 at the Ohio Statehouse!

Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day is hosted every other year by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) and the Ohio Irrigation Association.

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to network with colleagues, meet with state legislators, and make your voice heard on issues critical to irrigation professionals.

Benefit of Membership

As one of the sponsors of this year’s Green Industry Advocacy Day, your Ohio Irrigation Association is counting on you. Legislative and regulatory advocacy is one of the key benefits of OIA membership. By becoming an active participant in legislative events, you strengthen this critical membership benefit.

Advocacy Day is your chance to build relationships with two important groups:  Green industry business partners, and members of the Ohio legislature and their staff. And who can tell our story better than you?


Registration is free to the first 20 Ohio IA members and $89 for non-members (includes lunch). Registration deadline is January 30, 2019.

What to Expect

Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day:

The morning session will feature key legislative speakers (such as ONLA’s Legislator of the Year). You’ll also be briefed on discussion issues for the legislative meetings scheduled in the afternoon.

These meetings with elected officials offer you the opportunity to be a resource to policymakers on key irrigation issues like water quality, water quantity, and environmental reforms. Legislators want to make informed decisions, but in order to do that, the need to hear from us.

YOU possess the knowledge that can help advance decisions favorable to the irrigation industry. Let your voice be heard!

Here’s a tentative schedule for the day:
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Guest Speaker or Panel Discussion
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Briefing Session
Learn about bills and issues.
Understand how to communicate with
your legislator

11:30 a.m. – Noon Guest Speaker from the Legislature
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pre-scheduled Meeting with Legislators
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Legislative Reception