Columbus to Welcome Cultivate’21

June 2021
Columbus to Welcome Cultivate’21

Cultivate’21 will take place July 10-13 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Attendees can visit more than 650 trade show exhibitors and attend the industry’s most comprehensive professional development programming, including more than 100 education sessions, workshops, and tours conducted by leading industry experts, educators, and researchers.

“Cultivate is a crucial event in the industry for learning best production practices and showcasing the industry’s newest plant varieties. We are cautiously optimistic that we will be meeting in-person this year,” said Ken Fisher, president and CEO of AmericanHort. “The health and safety of everyone attending is our top priority and we are working diligently with event and hotel partners to ensure every reasonable measure is taken to achieve this outcome.”

Headlining the keynote address for Cultivate’21 is Jon Petz, a former sales and marketing executive, best-selling author and speaker. He will speak about how to create a greater impact in what you do and those you do it for and help understand the power of making a difference.

Highlights include:

  • The Hemp Conference at Cultivate. New this year, AmericanHort is hosting The Hemp Conference on July 9-10. This “conference within a conference” will be held the Friday and Saturday before Cultivate’21. Find more at
  • Saturday workshops: The Art of Talent Management, Building a Better Workforce, Company Culture, Moss Wall Workshop, Pest Diagnostics & Technology Workshop, and the Garden Retail Workshop.
  • Industry Production Tours. Four Saturday tours offer a behind-the-scenes look. New this year is the Landscape Zoo Tour to the world-renowned Columbus Zoo that spans 588 acres, more than 200 of which have been developed as animal habitats and public spaces. Also available are the Garden Center Retail Tour, the Greenhouse Production Tour, and the Nursery Production Tour.
  • Women in Horticulture. A networking event for women in the green industry with an energetic talk by Leslie Halleck of Halleck Horticultural LLC. She will also moderate a panel discussion with Lisa Minter-Bustin of Minter Country Garden; Terri McEnaney of Bailey Nurseries; Leslie Herndon of GreenScape Inc./Franklin Hills Farm Nursery; and Suzi McCoy, retired president of Garden Media Group.

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