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ProGreen EXPO 2014 Preview

Denver, Colo., February 11-14


Get a jump on spring at ProGreen EXPO! Learn from industry experts, earn professional certifications, discover new products and services, expand your skills and network with your colleagues.

You can't afford not to attend. Whether you want to see more than 300 exhibits or pick from the 100 education sessions available, get the tools you need to move you, your team and your business forward.

Topics range from what's happening in the industry now, training on how to become a better foreman, tips to get the right people on your team, how to be more profitable and a look ahead to the future. Hear from high-profile speakers, like Justice Gregory Hobbs, Bill Arman, Nolan Doesken, Susan J. Tweit, Charlie Hall, Ph.D., Fred Schafer, Bill Calkins, Kathryn Dager, MA, and many more.

For complete details, visit http://www.progreenexpo.com.

Schedule/Education Opportunities

Tuesday, February 11

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Landscape Water Management and Planning (Intermediate to Advanced). Preregistration and additional fees required.

8:30-10:30 a.m. First Aid Training - Spanish Session (Beginner). Preregistration and additional fees required.

8:30 .a.m-12:30 p.m.: Colorado Certified Nursery Professionals (CCNP) Exam. Preregistration and additional fees required.

8:30-9:30 a.m.:

gory 307- Interior Plant Pest Control (Intermediate)

8:30-10:30 a.m.: How to Implement an Effective Safety Training Program (Intermediate)

8:30-11:30 a.m.: Woody Plant ID Workshop (Beginner to Intermediate)

9:45-11:30 a.m.: CGG - Greenhouse Botany and Plant Physiology (Intermediate)

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: CPR Training - Spanish Session (Beginner)

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Summer Safety - Protecting Yourself While Working Outdoors (Beginner to Intermediate)

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: CDA - What is a Right of Way Site Location? (Beginner to Advanced)

12:30-2:30 p.m.: First Aid Training (Beginner). Preregistration and additional fees required.

12:30-2:45 p.m.: CGG - Greenhouse Plant Diseases Class and Lab (Intermediate)

12:30-2:30 p.m.: How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection & What You Need to Know About the New GHS Standard (Beginner to Intermediate)

12:30-1 p.m.: CDA - Spills: What To Do - Public Safety (Beginner to Advanced)

1-4 p.m.: ISA Arborist Certification Training, Part 1 (Beginner to Intermediate)

1:15-2:15 p.m.: CDA - Pollinator Protection - Environmental Protection & Pesticides & Their Families (Beginner to Advanced)

1:45-4:45 p.m.: Turf and Grassy Weed ID Workshop (Beginner to Intermediate)

2:30-4:30 p.m.: CPR Training (Beginner). Preregistration and additional fees required.

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Slips, Trips & Falls Prevention - Spanish Session (Beginner)

3-4:45 p.m.: CGG - Greenhouse Basic Plant Propagation (Intermediate)

Wednesday, February 12

7:15- 8:30 a.m.: ProGreen Kick-Off Breakfast, Denver Athletic Club, Denver, Colo. Preregistration and tickets required.

8-10 a.m.:

8:15-10 a.m.: CGG - Greenhouse Water, Media and Nutrition (Intermediate)

8:30-9:30 a.m.: Laws and Regulations Update (Beginner to Advanced)

8:30-10 a.m.:

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: EXPO Open

11 a.m.-12 p.m.:

1-3 p.m.:

1-2:30 p.m.:

1-2:45 p.m.: CGG - Greenhouse Insect Pests Class and Lab (Intermediate)

1-5 p.m.:

3:30-4:30 p.m.: A Look at the Impatiens Downy Mildew Outbreak of 2013 in Colorado and What to Expect in 2014 (Intermediate)

3:30-5 p.m.:

5-7 p.m.: ALCC Member Reception and Party, Appaloosa Grill, Denver, Colo. Preregistration required.

Thursday, February 13

8-10 a.m.:

8:15-11:45 a.m.: GreenCO Best Management Practices for Water Conservation and Water Quality Protection in Colorado Training and Exam (Beginner to Advanced). Preregistration and additional fees required.

8:30-9:45 a.m.: Trees Have Hormones ... And They Know How to Use Them (Intermediate to Advanced)

8:30-9:30 a.m.:

8:30-10 a.m.: The Velvet Rope Workplace - How to Create a Workplace That Everyone is Trying to Get into and Where No One wants to Leave! (Intermediate)

8:30-11:45 a.m.: Landscape Industry Certified Technician - Written Portion of Test. Preregistration and additional fees required.

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Certified Greenhouse Growers (CGG) Exam (Intermediate). Preregistration and additional fees required.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: EXPO Open

10:15-11:45 a.m. How to Turn a Profit in 6 Simple Steps (Intermediate)

10:30-11:45 a.m.: Organic Pest Control (Intermediate)

10:45-11:45 a.m.:

1:45-3:15 p.m.: Marketing Worth Sharing: Advertising Anyone Can Follow, Including Your Customers (Intermediate)

1:45-2:45 p.m.:

1:45-3 p.m.: Colorado Water Law: Past, Present, Future (Beginner to Advanced)

2-5 p.m.: SketchUp 3D Modeling and Visualization for Complete Beginners (Beginner)

3-6 p.m.: ISA Arborist Certification Exam. Preregistration and additional fees required

3:30-5 p.m.:

3:45-4:45 p.m.: How we Hurt the Trees we Love: A Caregiver's Dilemma (Intermediate to Advanced)

3:45-5 p.m.:

4:30-7 p.m.: CNGA Industry Celebration Happy Hour. Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center, Denver, Colo. Preregistration and additional fees required.

Friday, February 14

8:30-9:30 a.m.:

8:30-9:45 a.m.: Affordable Care Act: Impact on Business Owners (Beginner)

8:30-10 a.m.: Designing, Building and Maintaining Sustainable Landscapes for Arid Environments (Beginner to Intermediate)

8:30-11:30 a.m.: Intermediate SketchUp 3D Modeling and Visualization (Intermediate to Advanced)

9 a.m.-12 p.m.: EXPO Open

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.:

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Leaders Make Change Work (Intermediate)

1-2 p.m.:

2:15-3:15 p.m.:

2:15-3:45 p.m.: