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ACES in Places: GRO Horticulture

The College of ACES Alumni Association invites you to join us for an ACES in Places event in Union, IL.

Share your Illini Spirit at GRO Horticulture in Union, IL. GRO Horticulture Enterprises, Inc. began in 1985 specializing in large-tree planting and transplanting.  Today, 30 years later they have the largest fleet of tree-moving equipment in the Midwest.  Since 1989, the nursery has grown to a total of 250 acres and now includes a wide variety of shade trees, ornamental trees and evergreens.  Join us for a tour of this facility and see a tree spade transplanting demonstration, owned by Greg Oltman, B.S. '72 Horticulture.  Dinner and a program will follow off-site at the Pinecrest Golf Club.

Special guests include:

  • Dean Kim Kidwell, College of ACES Dean

We hope you will join us for an evening to network and celebrate agriculture with the College of ACES.

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

5:15 PM                               Registration
5:45 PM                               Welcome
6:00 PM                               Tree Spade transplanting demonstration
6:30 PM                               Hayrack tour of the Nursery
7:00 PM                               Conclude and head to Pinecrest Golf Club
7:15 PM                               Dinner & Program
8:30 PM                               Conclude

GRO Horticulture Enterprises, Inc.
14440 Marengo Road
Union, IL  60180

Pinecrest Golf Club
11220 W. Algonquin Road
Huntley, IL  60142

Cost: $30.00

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, May 23, 2018

We look forward to seeing you!

Date & Time:
May 30th 5:15pm - 9:00pm
GRO Horticulture
14440 Marengo Road
Union, IL