Chessie 2020


Chesapeake Green 2020
A Horticulture Symposium
February 19 and 20

Calling all Horticulture Professionals…
Join us for Chesapeake Green 2020 – A Horticulture Symposium!

Chessie Green, as it is known within the industry, is a two-day event packed full of engaging and informative horticulture education. The  symposium will be held on February 19 and 20, 2020 at the Maritime Institute. We are proud to be celebrating Chessie Green’s 17th year! Come for the great education and enjoy the networking, vendor showcase, and silent auction (to benefit scholarship).

On Day 1, February 19th, Dr. Charlie Hall, professor at Texas A & M University, and Chief Economist for AmericanHort, will provide the keynote address. In his keynote he will offer a “State of the Industry” and explore where we are as an industry, the economic climate that we are facing, and much more. Dr. Hall will also provide us with a great breakout session on an economic perspective of the green infrastructure movement. Join us in welcoming Dr. Hall to Chessie 2020! 

Following Dr. Hall’s keynote, attendees will have the option of participating in any of five concurrent educational tracks, divided into nursery grower, greenhouse grower, landscape contractor, retail garden center, and business management.

These concurrent tracks are full of industry relevant information for all levels of employees as well as new dynamic speakers that present different takes on industry topics. Return for Day 2 on February 20th for full ornamental horticulture pesticide recertification PLUS nutrient management certification and Maryland’s turf management recertification.

Hotel reservations may be made at the conference facility, the Maritime Institute and Conference Center. Call 866-900-3517 or make reservations online at The room rate is $149 per night plus taxes and includes a full dinner and breakfast. Use the conference group name ‘MNLGA’ and mention the Chesapeake Green conference.