2019 Summer Meeting Highlights

The 2019 Mid-America Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting was hosted by the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association on August 15 & 16, 2019 in Walworth County, Wisconsin.  

Our host farm was Country Side Trees in Walworth County, Wisconsin.  We toured the farms on August 15th.  Sessions and vendor show was held at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, Wisconsin on August 16th.


The Mike Gwinner Award

MACT member Ron Evans presenting Jon Schultz of Northwoods Evergreen with the 2019 Mike Gwinner Award for his contributions to the Christmas tree industry over the years.

L-R  MACT President Bill Holesinger,          Jon Schultz and Ron Evans.

A snapshot of some of the sessions -

Nursery Growers panel - Joey Swanson and Jerry Peterson talked about things going on in the industry, specifically the shortage of some species, particularly transplants.

Webteam Inc., a web development company session on websites, social media marketing, and advertising online.

   Learning about elk with Glen Feltham.       The reclusive elks are in the background.  

Our host farm, Country Side Trees

               Elk antlers for sale in the gift shop.

     Designs of wreaths and pots session

     Wreath demonstration by Ruth Feltham

"Hands on" opportunity to design your own pot.

Some of the Vendors in attendance.

Badger Evergreen Nursery

Glad Tidings LLC - hohohoH20

           Kirk International

North Country Wreath Company

               Peak Seasons

Pursell Manufacturing Corp.

Southern Forestry Products

Tim Mitchell's Yule Stand System

Fraser Knoll

         Hensler Nursery

Mitchell Metal Products

Northwoods Evergreen 

Peterson's Riverview Nursery

  Santa's Wholesale Supply

       The Green Works

Tim Weberding Woodworking