Wednesday, January 21, 2015

19th Annual Greenhouse Growers' School

The Missouri State Florists Association and University of Missouri Extension announce the 19th Annual Greenhouse Growers’ School (presented jointly with MLNA ‘Nuts and Bolts’ Event).

The Growers' School will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the Bradford Research and Extension Center, 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO  (From U.S. 63 travel east on Rt. WW to Rangeline and turn right)


8:30     Registration/Coffee and donuts

9:00     Using humor & technology for your business, employees & life
            Panel discussion: Sandi Hillermann-McDonald, Susan Mertz & Scott Rood

10:15   Break

10:30   New bedding plants for 2015, Derek Schrof, Ball Seed Company

11:30   Lunch (furnished), various program updates will be presented during lunch.

Concurrent sessions in the afternoon—your choice of topics.

Room A – Greenhouse

1:00     Growing “my way”, Steve Sapp, Strawberry Hill Farms

2:00     Greenhouse pest control, Andy Seckinger, OHP, Inc.

3:00     Break

3:15     Plant nutrition, David Trinklein, MU Plant Science
Room B – Nursery/Landscape

1:00     ‘Beeologics’--Healthy Bees, plants & planet, Jerry Hayes, Director of Beeologics, Hummert International

2:00     Landscaping for pollinators, Jim and Val Duever, MO State Beekeepers Association

3:00     Break

3:15     Pests to be aware & prepare, Collin Walmsley, MO Dept. of Agriculture

4:15     Closing discussion—door prizes

Registration is $30 per person (includes lunch and break items) payable at the door.  For additional information contact: David Trinklein, MU State Extension Floriculture Extension Specialist, 573/882-9631.

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