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2011 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show: Kentucky State Horticulture Society, Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association, Organic Association of Kentucky, Kentucky Winery and Vineyard Association, The Kentucky Grape and Wine Short Course. January 3-4, 2011. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: John Strang, 859.257.5685; mobile, 859.396.9311; e-mail, or Tim Coolong 859-257-3374 office or 859-421-5973 mobile; email:; url,

MANTS® 2011 or The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show. January 5-7, 2011 . Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Contact: MANTS®, P.O. Box 818, Brooklandville, MD 21022; 800.431.0066; Fax, 410.296.8288; e-mail, ; url,

National Green Centre (previously the Western). January 8-9, 2011. The America’s Center, Washington Avenue at Eighth Street, St Louis, MO. Contact: Western Nursery and Landscape Association, P.O. Box 8860, St. Joseph, MO 64508;888.233.1876; Fax, 888.233.1876; e-mail,

2011 Southern Nursery Association Research Conference (at Gulf States Horticultural Expo). January 19-20, 2011. Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, 1 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama. Contact: Dr. Nick Gawel, Superintendent, Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center, 931.668.3233; fax, 931.668.3134; Tennessee State University, 472 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110; e-mail,

2011 Gulf States Horticultural Expo: January 19, 2011, Educational Program & Welcome Reception; January 20-21, 2011 Trade Show. Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, 1 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama. Contact: James Harwell, Gulf States Horticultural Expo, Inc.; 334.502.7777; Fax, 334.502.7711, P.O. Box 47, Auburn, Alabama 36831-0047; e-mail,

“CENTS”- Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show. January 24-26, 2011. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH. Contact: ONLA, 800.825.5062, Fax 800.860.1713; e-mail, ; url,

2011 ANLA Management Clinic. January 26-29, 2011. Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, KY. Contact: ANLA 202.789.2900, e-mail,; url,

Water Management and Quality for Ornamental Crop Production and Health – NC-1186 – Nursery Production Industry Sharing. January 26, 2011, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, KY. Contact: Win Dunwell, (cell) 270.261.9467; e-mail,, Tom Fernandez, Michigan State University; (517) 355-5191; e-mail, or John Lea-Cox, University of Maryland, 301.405.4323; e-mail,

Kentucky Landscape Industries Winter Conference / Kentucky Certified Nurseryman Exam. January 27-28, 2011. Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY. Host Hotel; Galt House. Sponsored by Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association, Kentucky Arborists' Association, Kentuckiana Greenhouse Association, and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Contact: Betsie A. Taylor, KNLA Exec. Dir., 216 Pendleton Lane, Frankfort, Ky. 40601, Frankfort, KY 40601; 502.695.0106; Fax, 502.695.8455; e-mail,; url,

Mid-States Horticultural Expo. January 28-29, 2011. Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY. Sponsored and managed by Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association and The Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association. Contact: For Booth Information – Louree Walker, TNLA Exec. Dir., P.O. Box 57, McMinnville, TN 37111; 931.473.3951; Fax, 931.473.5883; e-mail,; For Advertising – Betsie A. Taylor, KNLA Exec. Dir., 216 Pendleton Lane, Frankfort, Ky. 40601, 502.695.0106; Fax, 502.695.8455; e-mail,; url,

Land Grant and Sea Grant: National Water Conference. January 31 - February 1, 2011. J. W. Marriott Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC. Contact: Arthur J. Gold, Univ. of Rhode Island, 401.874.2903; Fax, 401.874.4561; e-mail, or Greg Jennings, PhD, PE; 919.600.4790; e-mail,; url,

Commercial Arborist, Landscaper & Nursery Worker Seminar. February 1, 2011. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 6028 Camp Erst Rd., Burlington, KY 41005. Register by call 859.586.6101 or online at

Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting. February 5-8, 2011. Corpus Christi, Texas. Contact: Dr. David Wm. Reed, SR ASHS Secr-Treas, Texas A&M University, Department of Horticultural Sciences, College Station, TX 77843-2133; 979.845.0139; Fax, 979,845,0627; e-mail,; url,

Municipal Arborist Training Program March 10 & 11, 2011. Boone County Cooperative Extension Office, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington Kentucky 41005-0876. contact: Boone County Extension Office,  859.586.6101

LNA - Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. March, 16, 2011. Louisville Tractor, 1675 Watterson Trail, Louisville, KY 40299. Contact: Caroline Westfall, 502.895.9168; e-mail,

The 2nd Kentucky Invasive Species Conference and and the 13th Annual Southeast EPPC Conference. May 3-5, 2011. Lexington, KY. Contacts: Conference Co-chairs, Songlin Fei, University of Kentucky, 859.257.9760; e-mail, and Joyce Bender, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, 502.573.2886; e-mail,; url,

Airblast Sprayer Workshop: Optimizing Your Sprayer for Better Coverage, Better Pest Control, and Greater Savings. May 4, 2011, 7:30 am CDT registration, 8:00 am program. Pro-Gro Nursery, 562 Fuston Cemetery Rd., McMinnville, TN. Contact: Mark Halcomb, Warren County Extension, TN, 931.473.8484; e-mail,; url,

LNA - Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. May 18, 2011. Ridge Wholesale Nursery, 16200 Fralich Lane, Louisville, KY 40299; 502.267.4717. Contact: Caroline Westfall, 502.895.9168; e-mail,

Millersville Native Plants in the Landscape Conference. June 1-4, 2011. Millersville University, PA. Contact: 717.871.2189; e-mail,

NurseryWorks – Kansas State university nursery production Conference. June 15-16, 2011. Manhattan, KS. Contact: Dr. Cheryl R. Boyer, 785.532.3504; e-mail, or Dr. Jason J. Griffin, 316.788.0492; e-mail:; url,

LNA - Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. June 15, 2011. Hidden Hill Nursery, 1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130-8367; 812.280.0347. Contact: Caroline Westfall, 502.895.9168; e-mail,

APGA Conference. June 21- 25, 2011. Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Contact:

OFA Short Course. July 9-12, 2011. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio USA. Contact: OFA, 2130 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215; 614.487.1117; Fax, 614.487.1216; e-mail,; url,

Woody Plant Conference. July 15, 2011. Swarthmore College: Co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum. Contact: Julie Jenney, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, 610.328.8025; url,

29th Perennial Plant Symposium. July 17-22, 2011. Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: Contact: Dr. Steven Still, Perennial Plant Association: 3383 Schirtzinger Road, Hilliard, Ohio, 43026; 614.771.8431; e-mail,; url, or on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn : Preview,

LNA - Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. July 20, 2011. Waterfront Park, 231 Witherspoon (and Brook St; parking on River Road), Louisville, KY. Contact: Caroline Westfall, 502.895.9168; e-mail,

UKREC Field Day. July 21, 2011. UKREC ( Map) Princeton, KY. Contact: Chairman, Andy Bailey, or Secretary Christi Forsythe, 270.364.7541 x 221,

28th Cullowhee Native Plant Conference. July 26-30, 2011. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. Contact:

PANTS (Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show. August 2-4, 2011. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Contact: Sally O'Shea, 800.8983411 x 106; e-mail,; url,

NGLCO (Nursery Growers of Lake County Ohio) Annual Summer Field Day. August 9, 2011. Rusty Oak Nursery, Valley City, Ohio. Contact: Annetrte Howard, 440.231.7969; e-mail,; url,

Farwest Show. August 27-29, 2011. Portland, Oregon, Oregon Convention Center. Contact: Oregon Association of Nurserymen, 29751 SW Town Center Loop West, Wilsonville, OR 97070; 800.342-6401; 503.682.5089 x 2006; Fax, 503.682.5099; e-mail,; url,

KNLA 12th Summer Outing. September 8, 2011. KSU Center for Sustainability, (KSU Research & Demonstration Farm), 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. Contact: Betsie Taylor, KNLA Exec. Dir., 216 Pendleton Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601; 502.695.0106; Fax, 502.695.8455; e-mail,; url,

LNA - Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. September 21, 2011. Summers Nursery, 6702 Old Zaring Road, Crestwood, KY 40014-9551 (go East on Old Zaring Rd off 329 not west as GPS may direct you, Google Maps are now correct), 502.241.5818. Contact: Caroline Westfall, 502.895.9168; e-mail,

ASHS 2011 Annual Conference. September 25-28. 2011. Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii. Contact: ASHS, 113 South West Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-2851; 703.836.4606; fax, 703.836.2024; url,

Middle Tennessee Nursery Association (MTNA) Trade Show. September 30-October 1, 2011, McMinnville Civic Center, McMinnville, Tennessee.  Contact: Ann Halcomb, MTNA Executive Secretary, 201 Locust St., Ste 14, McMinnville, TN 37110, 931.507.7322; Fax, 931.507.9601; e-mail. ; url,

IPPS Eastern Region: 61st Annual Meeting. October 19-22, 2011. Seelbach Hilton Hotel, Louisville, KY. Contact: Margot Bridgen, IPPS Executive Secretary/Treasurer, 1700 North Parish Dr., Southold, NY 11971; 631.765.9638; Fax, 631.765.9648; e-mail,; url,

IPPS, Southern Region: 36th Annual Meeting. October 23-26, 2011. Valdosta, Georgia.Contact: Donna Foster, Secr/Treas, SRIPPS, 4661 Crystal Drive, Columbia, SC 29206; 803.743.4284; Fax, 803-787-2919; e-mail: ; url,

Kentucky Turfgrass Council (KTC) 2011Annual Conference, Golf Tournament and Trade Show. October 24-26, 2011. Belterra Casino and Resort, Florence, IN. Contact: Dr. David Williams, 859.484.3537; e-mail ; url,

Pesticide Training for pesticide CEUs - 3 general and 1 specific for Cat 3, 6, 10 and 12. November 4, 2011. McCracken County Cooperative Extension, 2705 Olivet Church Road, Paducah, KY 42001. Contact: McCracken County Horticulture Agent Kathy Wimberley: 270.554.9520; e-mail,

LNA - Louisville Nursery Association HOLIDAY Meeting. November 16, 2011. Country Corner Greenhouse, 4877 Highway 44 E, Shepherdsville, KY 40165-6806;
502.955.8635, Contact: Caroline Westfall, 502.895.9168; e-mail,

UK Nursery/Landscape/Garden Center IPM Workshop (Pesticide CEUs). December 1, 2011. UKREC, 1205 Hopkinsville St, Princeton, KY. Contact: Christi Forsythe, 270.365.7541 x 221; e-mail, or Win Dunwell, 270.261.9467; e-mail,; program and registration

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