January 22, 2018

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9:00 am to 9:50 am
Plants Harmonizing Planting with Stone in the Garden John DeVore
Grower The Worst of the Worst Michigan Weeds!! Dr. Hannah Mathers
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Tree and Shrub Pests Encountered on a Lansing Neighborhood Walk Dr. David Smitley
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Shaping Leadership How to Find, Attract and Keep the Best Employees for Your Green Industry Company Tom Borg
9:00 am to 10:20 am
Landscape Design/Build The High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes Rick Darke
10:00 am to 10:50 am
Arboriculture An Introduction to Consulting Work Vic Foerster
Plants Foodscaping: Incorporating Edibles into the Landscape Melinda Myers
Grower Utilizing Drones for Evergreen Inventory and Health Analysis Robert Goodwin
Turf & Landscape Management Vets ’N Ag: Finding Your Next Technician and Applicator Adam Ingrao
10:30 am to 11:50 am
Landscape Design/Build Japanese Garden Design Principles for Anywhere John DeVore
11:00 am to 11:50 am
Plants Creating Colorful Combinations Daedre McGrath
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Decision Making Time Vic Foerster
Shaping Leadership Financing the Off Season: A New “Way” for the Green Industry Adam DeLamielleure
Grower HACCP, SANC and the Future of Nursery Certification Dr. Robert Schutzki
1:10 pm to 2:00 pm
Grower Biological Pest Control: Strategies For Using Predator & Parasitoid Insects In Landscapes & Nurseries Adam Ingrao
Landscape Design/Build Landscape Lighting Design Brooke Perin
Plants Landscape Perennials Barbara Balgoyen
Shaping Leadership Top 7 Communication Skills For Top Leaders Kirk Armstrong
1:10 pm to 3:00 pm
Arboriculture Michigan’s Major Tree Maladies for 2018 Dr. David Roberts
1:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Turf & Landscape Management Weed ID Workshop Dr. Hannah Mathers
2:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Landscape Design/Build Could Qualifying & Disqualifying Be The Secret To Sales? Kirk Armstrong
2:10 pm to 3:00 pm
Shaping Leadership Creating Breakthrough Customer Service Tom Borg
Plants Plants for Problem Areas Melinda Myers
Grower What’s in the Water Leaving Your Nursery and Where it is Going? Dr. Tom Fernandez, Damon Abdi
3:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Shaping Leadership How to Engage and Motivate Your Green Industry Team Tom Borg
Grower Keeping Up With the Stones: Benefits of Using Calcined Aggregates Through the Nursery Damon Abdi, Dr. Tom Fernandez
Arboriculture, Plants The Fight Against Boxwood Blight Dr. Monique L. Sakalidis