• MNLA Certified Landscape Professional
  • DNR Certified Tree Inspector
  • Certified MN Nursery Stock Dealer
  • MN Fertilizer Applicator License
  • New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Member
  • American Horticulture Society Member

Continuing Education Classes

  • Science of Plant Propagation: Soil
  • Science of Plant Propagation: Seeds 
  • Science of Plant Propagation: Cuttings
  • Sustainable Perennials
  • Crops that Bloom Early, Too Late, or Not at All
  • Biological Control and Greenhouse Production Systems 
  • Using Plant Growth Regulators to Reduce Plant Height and Improve Branching
  • Introduction to Invasive Species,
  • Choosing and Caring for Annuals
  • Succeeding with Annuals
  • MN Sales and Use Tax
  • Bulb Fall Planting & Care


August Schell Brewing Co. | The Annual Above & Beyond Award 

An award that is given to an employee who did more than an exceptional job and that went above and beyond their call of duty in their position. Katie was honored to have been chosen to be the 2018 Recipient of this Award. 

Brown County Fair, New Ulm MN | Amateur Adult Single Spike Grand Champion Ribbon, 2017

Katie entered a single Gladiolus Spike that she grew on Schell’s Brewery grounds. She was awarded the Grand Champion Ribbon for the Amateur Adult Single Spike category. The Gladiolus bulbs were donated by Jim and Karen O., Delano MN. 

Glad Fan Magazine | Pictured on the August 2017 Front Cover Issue 

Katie was pictured on the Official Publication of the Minnesota Gladiolus Society August 2017 Issue for receiving the Grand Champion Ribbon at the Brown County Fair in New Ulm, MN. 


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