Thursday, January 16, 2014

18th Annual Greenhouse Growers' School

Fahrmeier Farms
Eighteenth Annual Greenhouse Growers’ School will be held on Thursday, February 6th at the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research Center.  The School is sponsored by the Missouri State Florists Association and University of Missouri jointly with the Missouri Landscape and Nursery Association’s ‘Nuts and Bolts’ Event.

 8:30 am - Registration/Coffee and donuts
 9:00 am - Grow Your Profits with the Power of HGTV, Maria Zampini, Upshoot LLC

10:15 am - Break

10:30 am - Use of Compost in Container Production, Roy Gross, St. Louis Compost
11:30 am - Lunch (furnished) - Various program updates will be presented during lunch.

Concurrent sessions in the afternoon—your choice of topics.

Room A (Greenhouse programming)
1:00 pm - Growing my Way, B.J. Kruger, Bonnie Plants

2:00 pm - High Tunnel Design and Construction, James Quinn, MU Extension

3:00 pm - Break

3:15 pm - Biofuels as an Alternative Fuel, Don Day, MU Extension

4:15 pm - Role of Water Quality in Plant Nutrition, Dave Trinklein, MU Plant Sciences

Room B (Nursery/Landscape programming)
1:00 pm - An Introduction to Hydroponics, Aaron Fields

2:00 pm - Getting your Crews to the Job Safely, DOT HWY Patrol
3:00 pm - Break

3:15 pm - Including Wine in a Nursery Operation, Gilbert Hermes

4:15 pm - Outdoor Lighting, TBA

Registration is $30 per person (includes lunch and break items) payable at the door.

Directions:  Bradford Research and Extension Center is located at 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO (From U.S. 63 travel east on Rt. WW to Rangeline and turn right).

For additional information contact David Trinklein, State Floriculture Extension Specialist, 573/882-9631.

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