December 5–8 2016, 6:30pm–5pmWhere
Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH
The 50th annual Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show includes the 89th Ohio State University Green Industry Short Course.
The event is for anyone connected to the green industry. Included in the target audience are people involved with landscape design; landscape, lawn and tree care; nurseries and greenhouses; country clubs and golf courses; and park, city, college and cemetery horticulture programs, plus students and OSU Extension volunteers.
Scientists and specialists from Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will teach a major portion of the short course. .
Also giving education sessions will be experts from industry; agencies; organizations such as the Toledo Mudhens baseball team, U.S. Golf Association, and Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden; and other universities including Cornell, Purdue, Penn State and North Carolina State. Former Browns RB Earnest Byner is the keynote speaker.
The short course will have tracks of sessions called Plant Health Care, Trees, Landscape Design, Landscape and Plant Selection and Maintenance, New and Emerging Ideas, and Marketing for the Green Industry.
The wider conference program also will have three daylong workshops on Dec. 5 — Trees on Tap, Advanced Turfgrass Insect and Insecticide Management, and Advanced Turfgrass Stress Management —and tracks of sessions running one to three days called Professional Lawn Service, Golf Turf Management, Sports Field Management, Turf Pest Management, Golf Equipment Managers and Assistant Superintendent Training.
A full list of all the conference’s education sessions is available. Details on the recertification credits available for attending — from five organizations and for six states — are also at that link.
Registration for the conference includes one-day and full conference options, individual and group options, and lower prices for members of the turfgrass foundation. All the prices will go up after Nov. 25.