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
North Country Wreath Company
Pursell Manufacturing Corp.
Southern Forestry Products
Tim Mitchell's Yule Stand System
Mitchell Metal Products
Peterson's Riverview Nursery
Santa's Wholesale Supply
The Green Works
Tim Weberding Woodworking