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2016 and beyond

Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show. January 4-5, 2016. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY.Contact: John Strang, 859.257.5685; mobile, 859.396.9311; e-mail,

MANTS 2016 (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show). January 6-8, 2016. Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Contact: Contact: MANTS®, P.O. Box 818, Brooklandville, MD 21022; 800.431.0066; Fax, 410.296.8288; e-mail,; url,

"CENTS"- Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show. January 11-13, 2016. Venue TBA, Columbus, OH. Contact: ONLA, 800.825.5062, Fax 800.860.1713; e-mail, ; url,

The Gulf States Horticultural Expo.January 20-22, 2016. Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, 1 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama. Contact: Gulf States Horticultural Expo, Inc.; 334.502.7777; P.O. Box 47, Auburn, Alabama 36831-0047; e-mail,; url,


South Carolina Horticulture Industry Trade Show & Seminars. January 21-23, 2016. Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, 2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Contact: Executive Director, Donna Shealy Foster, 4661 Crystal Drive, Columbia, SC  29206; 803.743.4284; e-mail,; url,

The Western Trade Show and Education. January 21-22, 2016. Crown Center Exhibit Hall - Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO.  Contact: Western Nursery and Landscape Association, P.O. Box 8860, St. Joseph, MO 64508; 888.233.1876; e-mail,

KNLA’s Spring Training & Showplace - Nurture Your Team and Bloom Your Business! January 27-28, 2016. Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel and Conference Center, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway Louisville KY 40299. Contact: Betsie A. Taylor, KNLA Exec. Dir., P.O. Box 6827, Frankfort, KY 40602-6827; 502.320.3733; e-mail,; url,

Tri-State Green Industry Conference.  February 4, 2016. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246.  Contact:

Southern Region ASHS/Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS). February 5-7, 2016. Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, 123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. Contact:  David W. Reed, Secr/Treas 979.458.0710; e-mail, ; registration url,

National Farm Machinery Show. February 10-13, 2016. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209. Contact: NFMS, P.O. Box 37130 Louisville, KY 40233-7130; 502.367.5004; url,


CKOTA 35 Annual Conference. February 11, 2016. Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY 40504-1172. Contact: CKOTA President Beatte Popkin, PO Box 25148, Lexington, KY 40524; url,

Commercial Arborist, Landscaper & Nursery Worker Seminar.  February 16, 2016.  Boone County Cooperative Extension Enrichment Center, 1955 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005.  Contact: Mike Klahr, Boone County Extension, 859-586-6101, or enroll online

39th Annual Turf and Landscape Management Short Course.  February 23-25, 2016.  Paroquet Springs Convention Center, Shepherdsville, KY. Contact: 859.231.0662; e-mail,; url,

Tree Workshop (CEUs Available) April 6, 2016: 0930 – 1600 ET. Yew Dell Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, KY. Contact: Yew Dell Gardens, 502-241-4788 or

The California Spring Trials. April 9-14, 2016.  Many sites and plant companies see:

Mid-South Prairie Symposium. May 25-27, 2016. Sundquist Science Complex, Austin Peay State University, 8th St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040. Contact: Dwayne Estes; e-mail,; url,


The Academy of Crop Production: The Place You Go…. to Learn To Grow! (Pest and ISA CEUS) June 12 – 15, 2016. The Indigo Hotel, Downtown Athens, Georgia. Contact: Matthew Chappell at  or call 770-580-9715 url,

UKREC Horticulture Open House, Thursday, June 23, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, 1205 Hopkinsville St, Princeton, KY 42445.  Contact: Win Dunwell, 270.261.9467,; url, or

Southern Garden All-Stars: Developing and testing the best new plants for southern gardens (Win's colleagues). June 29, 2016. Yew Dell Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014. There is a registration fee.  Contact information: 502.241.4788 or

Cultivate’16—An AmericanHort Experience.  July 9-12, 2016.  Columbus, Ohio. Contact: 614.487.1117; e-mail,; url,

The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference: 33rd Annual Conference. July 20-23, 2016. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.  Registration will open around April 1, 2016.  Contact:  828.227.7397; e-mail,; url,

Hydrangeas A to Z workshops: July 21, 2016 in McMinnville, Tenn., August 2, 2016, Virginia Beach, Va., and August 4, 2016, Smithfield, N.C. Contact:

American Phytopathology Society (APS).  July 30-Sugust 3, 2016.  Tampa Convention Center 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602.  Contact:


Third International Symposium on Woody Ornamentals of the Temperate Zone. August 2-5, 2016. Courtyard Mariott Hotel, 1500 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Contact:  Stan Hokanson: e-mail,; url, to submit a paper see;

ASHS 2016
Annual Conference. August 8–11, 2016. Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: ASHS, 113 South West Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-2851; 703.836.4606; fax, 703.836.2024; url,

Farwest Show 2016. August 25-27, 2016. Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232.  Contact: Allan Niemi, Director of Events & Education, 503.582.2005,, or Crystal Cady, Booth Sales & Seminar Coordinator; 503.582.2006; e-mail,


SEGREEN (SNA) 2016: August 30 - September 1, 2016. The Classic Center, 300 N Thomas Street, Athens, Ga. . Contact: Karen Summers, SNA Executive Vice-President, PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101; 678.809.9992; Fax, 678.809.9993; e-mail,; url,

KNLA’s Summer Retreat - Leadership Forum and Marketplace. September 8, 2016. Buffalo Trace, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Contact:; for Attendees:; Exhibitors:

IPPS Eastern Region Annual Conference. September 21-24, 2016. Hartford, Connecticut. Contact: Contact: Margot Bridgen, IPPS Executive Secretary/Treasurer, 1700 North Parish Dr., Southold, NY 11971; 631.765.9638; Fax, 631.765.9648; e-mail, ; url,

2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology. September 25-30, 2016. Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Contact:

KNLA Green Industry Tour (Louisville Area: Floyds Fork, Wallitsch, Whitehall, River Farm Nursery). October 6, 2016. Contact: or

Tennessee Green Industry Expo (TNGIE). October 6-7, 2016. The Civic Center, McMinnville, TN. Contact: Louree, TNLA, 931.473.3951; or Ann, MTNA 931.507.7322; url,


GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America. October 20-21, 2016.  Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY.  Contact: url,

IPPS Southern Region Annual Conference.  October 23-26, 2016. The Westin Hotel, 4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA; Contact: Contact: Donna Shealy Foster, Secretary-Treasurer, 4661 Crystal Dr. Columbia, SC 29206, 803.743.4284; e-mail, ; url,

Magnolia Society International Third International Symposium.. November 29 to December 2, 2016.  Varadero, Cuba, from; however, early registration ends April 30, and regular registration ends June 1. & Please note that US-based symposium registrants must use the accommodations link found at ; registrants from other countries can use the accommodation link on .Symposium registrants are eligible to attend a separately priced, 8-day 7-night post symposium tour visiting botanical gardens, natural areas and historic sites in central and eastern Cuba; for more information please see

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