Cultivate Replaces OFA Short Course as Name of Event
What will you Cultivate?

AmericanHort's annual convention and trade show has been renamed to Cultivate – An AmericanHort Experience. Formerly known as OFA Short Course, Cultivate’14 will continue to offer premier educational and networking experiences, and more than 7 acres of trade show exhibits including technology, new products and services, and new plant varieties. This year also sees an expansion of products and services for retailers, nursery production, and landscaping. Thousands of attendees from more than 20 countries are expected this year. >>Explore Cultivate'14
AmericanHort 100 Days Strong

The goal of AmericanHort is to be a comprehensive resource and advocate for you and the horticulture industry. Since the launch on January 1, members and staff have been working to make this vision come true. Over the last 100 days our efforts have been to protect and advance your business while growing the new association, which supports nearly 16,000 member and affiliated businesses.  
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AmericanHort formally launches!

AmericanHort, the horticulture industry’s new trade association, formally began January 1 with the closing on December 31, 2013 of the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association and OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals.

The more than two-year effort to bring the groups together was initiated by the volunteer leadership of the legacy organizations in order to better meet the needs of the industry and the respective memberships. The members voted in September 2013 to approve the consolidation.


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What happens when two of the country's biggest plant powers join forces? You end up with the largest national nursery, greenhouse, and garden retail membership of any horticulture association in North America. Your new trade association, AmericanHort, will unite, promote, and advance our entire industry through advocacy, collaboration, connectivity, education, market development, and research.

From our primary office in Columbus, Ohio and our government relations and research office in Washington, D.C., we'll serve the whole of the plant industry, including:

  • Floral
  • Garden Retail
  • Greenhouse
  • Interior Plantscape
  • Landscape
  • Landscape Distribution
  • Nursery
  • Emerging Professionals