Membership Categories & Dues
It’s to your advantage to select the appropriate membership category for your company. MNLA makes numerous referrals to the public and to horticultural buyers based upon your membership category and the information you supply about your business on the membership application. Membership fees listed below include an optional $10.00 contribution to ANLA (American Nursery and Landscape Association/ANLA.org) for support of national and regional legislative issues and support.
Active Members – Montana firms
Firm or individual who holds a current Montana Nursery License, or is actively engaged in the horticulture industry, and his/her principal place of business is in Montana. Montana-based retail nursery centers, greenhouses, wholesale growers, or landscape contractors who meet the criteria for a Montana Nursery License fall into this category. Dues are $195/year for first member; $98/year for each additional member
Allied Members – Firms outside Montana or those engaged in a horticulture-related field
Firm or individual actively engaged in a business or profession which is allied to the horticulture industry within and/or principal business is outside the state of Montana. This category is primarily for companies headquartered outside Montana, but serving the Montana horticulture industry. It is also for Montana companies that do not meet the Active membership category qualifications, but serve the horticulture industry. For example, Montana-based suppliers, landscape designers or architects who are not required to have a Montana Nursery License, fall into the Allied category. Dues are $130/year for first member, $65/year for each additional member
Associate Members – Educators, municipalities, related associations
Teachers engaged in horticulture education; any city, county, state, provincial or federal employee pursuing a career in horticulture; and any executive officer of any professional or trade association related to horticulture. MNLA does not make business referrals to Associate members, however, we may refer callers to Associate members when callers are seeking area resources or education contacts. For this reason, an Associate category is not a substitute for either the Active or Allied categories. Dues are $65/year
An individual actively pursuing the full-time study of horticulture, upon the recommendation of his/her faculty advisor or two (2) current members. MNLA does not make business referrals to members in the Student category.
Dues are $25/year
Life Membership is honorary, awarded by the MNLA Board of Directors for exceptional service to industry and association.
There are no dues
Annually beginning July 1st. Members may join at any time during and pay a pro-rated amount of dues.
MNLA Members voted at its 2010 Annual Membership meeting to have all membership dues include an optional $10 donation to the American Nursery and Landscape Association's (ANLA) Lighthouse Legislative Program.
The deadline for Advertising and for memberships to be renewed for inclusion in the Membership Directory and Buyer's Guide is July 1.