Turf Magazine - January, 2012

NORTH DEPARTMENTS

The Green Industry Calendar

Connecticut

February 15-17, 21-22 NOFA Organic Land Care Accreditation Course. Connecticut Agricultural Station, New Haven. For more information, visit www.organiclandcare.net.

Maine

January 24 Reception with Dr. Michael Dirr. Augusta Civic Center, Augusta. To learn more, visit www.melna.org.

January 25 Maine Landscape & Nursery Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Augusta Civic Center, Augusta. For details, visit www.melna.org.

Maryland

February 9-10 Chesapeake Green 2012: A Horticulture Symposium. Maritime Institute of Technology, Linthicum. For more information, visit www.chesapeakegreen.org.

February 16 2012 LCA Pesticide Recertification Conference. National 4-H Youth Conference Center, Chevy Chase. For details, visit www.lcamddcva.org.

Massachusetts

February 1-3 New England Grows. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston. For details, visit www.newenglandgrows.org.

February 13-17 Rain Bird Academy Boot Camp. Woburn. To learn more, visit www.rainbirdservicescorporation.com/training/BootCamp.htm.

New Jersey

January 26, February 2, 9, 16 Irrigation Systems Design & Installation. New Brunswick. For more information, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

January 27 Growing Your Landscape Business Through Social Media Marketing. New Brunswick. To learn more, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

January 27-March 16 Landscape Design I: The Basics. New Brunswick. For more information, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

January 30 Growing Ornamental Plants. New Brunswick. To learn more, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

February 1 Pesticide Calibration. New Brunswick. For details, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

February 7-8 Beds & Borders Seminar. New Brunswick. To learn more, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

February 13 Managing Turfgrass Insects. New Brunswick. For details, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

February 20 Tree Pruning. New Brunswick. For more information, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

February 21 Tree Planting & Installation. New Brunswick. For details, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

February 22 Plant Health Care. New Brunswick. To learn more, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

February 24 Municipal Shade Tree Management; Irrigation Systems: Repair & Maintenance. New Brunswick. For more information, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

February 27 Sustainable Landscape Design. New Brunswick. For details, visit http://cpe.rutgers.edu.

New York

January 24-25 NYSTA Southeast Regional Conference. Ramada Conference Center, Fishkill. For more information, visit www.nysta.org.

February 13 NYSTA Western Regional Conference. Millennium Hotel Buffalo, Buffalo. For details, visit www.nysta.org.

February 15 New York State Nursery & Landscape Association Region 4 2012 Trade Show & Education Day. The Lodge at Welch-Allyn, Skaneateles. To learn more, visit www.cnysnla.org.

Pennsylvania

January 26 2012 Northeastern Pennsylvania Turf Conference & Trade Show. The Woodlands Resort & Spa, Wilkes-Barre. For more information, visit www.paturf.org.

February 7-9 2012 Western Pennsylvania Turf Conference & Trade Show. Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North, Mars. For details, visit www.paturf.org.

February 15 Winter Grounds Management Seminar. Kutztown Grange, Kutztown. To learn more, visit http://extension.psu.edu.

Rhode Island

January 24-25 RINLA Annual Winter Meeting - Creating Opportunity: Surfing the Wave of Change with Resilience. Crowne Plaza Warwick, Warwick. For more information, visit www.rinla.com.

February 6-9 15th Annual New England Regional Turf Conference & Show. Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence. To learn more, call 401-848-0004 or visit www.turfshow.com.

February 23 URI LAR Lecture Series: Challenges from the Field. Weaver Auditorium, University of Rhode Island, Kingston. For details, visit www.riasla.org.

Vermont

February 15-April 4 2012 SOUL Tree Stewards Course. Statewide. For more information, visit www.greenworksvermont.org.

Washington, D.C.

February 6-10 Rain Bird Academy Boot Camp. To learn more, visit www.rainbirdservicescorporation.com/training/BootCamp.htm.

National

January 24-25 Strategic Landscape Budgeting Workshop. Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, Ky. For more information, visit www.anla.org.

January 25 Whether H2B or Not to B: Better Start Building a Recruiting Machine or Else! PLANET Webinar. To learn more, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

January 25-28 The Clinic: Feed Your Mind. Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, Ky. For details, visit www.anla.org.

January 30-February 3 2012 Turfgrass Producers International Midwinter Conference. InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz. To learn more, visit www.turfgrasssod.org.

February 6-9 Earthwormjobs Education Week & Trade Show. Comfort Inn & Suites, Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.earthwormjobs.com.

February 8 Language Barriers: Managing Risk in Snow and Ice. PLANET Webinar. For details, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

February 8-10 Point of Connection: Irrigation Contractor Leadership Summit. St. Augustine, Fla. To learn more, visit www.irrigation.org/poc2012.

February 9-12 2012 Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals Conference & Expo. Disney's Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Fla. For details, visit www.aolponline.org.

February 15 Benchmarking Your Business: How to Improve Your Business by Understanding the Key Benchmarks That Drive a Landscape Company. PLANET Webinar. To learn more, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

February 22 Using Facebook & Twitter to Drive Sales & Marketing. PLANET Webinar. For details, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

February 26-28 National Association of Pond Professionals Water Feature Conference & Expo. Suncoast Resort, Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, call 706-258-3534 or visit www.nationalpondpro.com.

February 26-29 IECA Annual Conference: Environmental Connection. Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. To learn more, visit www.ieca.org.

March 1-4 Green Industry Great Escape 2012: Nassau. Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas. For details, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

March 7-8 18th Annual Ecological Landscaping Association Conference & Eco-Marketplace. Springfield, Mass. To learn more, visit www.ecolandscaping.org.

March 14 The Ultimate Account Manager. PLANET Webinar. For more information, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

March 22-23 PGMS Spring Regional Seminar & Site Visit. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. To learn more, visit www.pgms.org.

March 22-25 36th Annual Student Career Days. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. For more information, visit www.studentcareerdays.org.

March 28 What's In It for Us? How to Move, Motivate & Put in Motion a Successful Team. PLANET Webinar. For details, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

April 11 Are You a Fierce Competitor? PLANET Webinar. To learn more, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

April 18 Key Management Indicators That Can Help You Manage a Successful Business. For more information, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

April 20 PLANET Day of Service. Nationwide. To learn more, visit www.planetdayofservice.org.

July 30-August 3 Turfgrass Producers International Summer Convention & Field Days. Asheville, N.C. For more information, visit www.turfgrasssod.org.

Canada/International

January 21-24 49th Annual Western Canada Turfgrass Association Conference & Trade Show. Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, B.C. To learn more, visit www.wctaturf.com.

January 30-February 24 University of Guelph Turf Managers' Short Course. Guelph, Ont. For more information, call 519-767-5000 or email info@open.uoguelph.ca.

February 22-23 21st Annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium: Grow Your Knowledge. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont. For details, visit www.ots.open.uoguelph.ca.