January 9-11, Minneapolis, Minn.
The 2008 Minnesota Green Expo will take place January 9-11, 2008, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and the Minnesota Turf & Grounds Foundation (MTGF) are partners in the regional trade show and educational program which targets a broad spectrum of green industry professionals.
Give us three days …
… and the Minnesota Green Expo will give you a leg up on what’s new to ensure you’re on the cutting edge of the market. All of it: products, accessories, educational seminars, marketing and business workshops, parties, receptions and networking. It’s all business, and it’s all at Expo. Make it your business to be there in January, or you’ll be left behind!
The show’s audience includes nursery and greenhouse growers; garden center operators; landscape and irrigation contractors; landscape designers; lawn, tree and gardening professionals; golf course and park superintendents; school and cemetery grounds supervisors; sports turf managers; and arborists. Over 8,000 green industry professionals are expected to attend from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The Hyatt Regency will be the headquarters hotel for the 2008 Minnesota Green Expo. The Hyatt is connected by skyway to the Minneapolis Convention Center, as well as to shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Guest rooms include amenities such as in-room movies, large work desks with two-line phones and voice mail. The hotel features a fully equipped health club and indoor heated swimming pool, as well as sauna and Jacuzzi. Discounted room rates available: $91. Discounted rooms are limited, so make your reservations now by calling toll-free 888-421-1442.
Rooms are also available at the Millennium Hotel, which is connected by skyway to the Hyatt Regency and the Minneapolis Convention Center. Discounted room rates available: $91. Discounted rooms are limited, so make your reservations now by calling toll-free 866-866-8086.
All members of the green industry are invited to attend two luncheons that will be offered at the Minnesota Green Expo by the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association.
MNLA Legislative Luncheon—January 9
On Wednesday, January 9, the MNLA will host a Legislative Luncheon. The luncheon will begin at noon in Ballroom B at the Convention Center. Speakers will discuss state and national legislative and regulatory issues of concern to the green industry. Tickets for the luncheon cost only $12 and include a sandwich buffet.
MNLA Awards Luncheon-January 10
The MNLA will host its annual Awards Luncheon at the Minnesota Green Expo on Thursday, January 10 beginning at noon in Ballroom B at the Convention Center. Tickets will be $25 in advance and, if tickets remain, they may be purchased onsite at the Expo Information Desk for $30.
The awards luncheon has always been an enjoyable venue for the industry to celebrate and review the successes of the past year with award winners, scholarship recipients and grant recipients.
Note that tickets (including those ordered in advance) will be available for pick up at the Expo Information Desk. No tickets will be mailed. We hope you will continue to join us at these two industry luncheons at the Minnesota Green Expo. If you have questions, please contact the MNLA office at 651-633-4987.
The Minnesota Green Expo provides a perfect venue for making connections with your green industry friends and colleagues! Network with your old friends, plus take advantage of the opportunity to make new acquaintances and build new business relationships through the expanded venue that the Minnesota Green Expo provides.
Be sure to join us for the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, January 9th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the Trade Show Floor. There will be free appetizers and cash bars available throughout the trade show floor. The event is sponsored by Bork Tree Farms, Gerten’s Wholesale, Ziegler Cat and Blue Valley Sod.
Casino Party presented by Bailey Nurseries and Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supply
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to network with your colleagues at the Casino Party on Thursday, January 10th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Enjoy fun, food and a cash bar at this event with co-sponsors Bachman’s Wholesale Nursery & Hardscapes and Jirik Sod Farms.
Wednesday, January 9
7:30 – 8:25 a.m.
• My Favorite Plant
• Effective Employee Recruiting Tools
• I-Tic Training
• U of M 2008 Turfgrass Research Update
8:40 – 9:35 a.m.
• Keynote: Gaining the Trust EDGE
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
• New Plants 2008
• Landscape Lighting Design
• Turf 101, Part I
9:45 – 11 a.m.
• Award-Winning Landscapes: Irrigation, Installation and Management
• Golf Can Be Good for the Environment: Here’s How
• Strengthening Intercultural Relationships
• Landscape Water Management: Strategies and Technologies
• Today’s Big Trends & How They Affect You
• Sports Field Lighting
• Building & Zoning Codes as They Relate to Landscaping
• Design & Maintenance of Annuals
• Propagation and Use of Native Sedges for Landscaping
1:45 – 3:45 p.m.
• Award-Winning Landscapes: Design
2 – 2:50 p.m.
• Landscape Lighting Technology
• Legislation, Local Issues and Activists
• Motivating Without Money
• Across the Pond: What’s Going onin Europe’s Greenhouses?
• Green Technology = Money $avings for Water Management Professionals
• Natural vs. Artificial Turf
• Keeping Trees Vertical: The Dilemma of Tree Staking and Related Challenges
• Professionalism in the Green Industry: Taking it to the Bank
• Increase Profits & Professionalism Through Certification/Licensure
2 – 3:30 p.m.
• Garden Center Panel
2 – 4 p.m.
3 – 3:50 p.m.
• Landscape Lighting Idea Exchange
• Climate Change: Data Trends and Visible Evidence
• Turf 101, Part II
• The Simple Science of Plant Selection?
3 – 4 p.m.
• Design & Maintenance of Perennials
Thursday, January 10
7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• Taking control of Green Speed
7:30 – 8:20 a.m.
• Outdoor Equipment Engines
7:30 – 8:50 a.m.
• Managing & Scheduling Work Crews, Part I
• Changing With Your Customers’ Demographics and Lifestyle
• Managing Deer Damage, Part I
8 – 8:50 a.m.
• Best Performing Annuals & Perennials
• Weeds, Scum and Mud: Maintaining Your Water Garden
• Sequridad in la Industria Verde (Safety in the Green Industry)
• Bonds, Liens and Collections
• Growing Trees with Concrete
8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
• Assessing Turf Conditions with New Technologies
9 – 9:50 a.m.
• Mantenimiento del Césped (Turf Maintenance)
• Soil Health Diagnostics
9 – 10 a.m.
• Plant Combinations for Various pH Sites
9 – 10:30 a.m.
• Crew Leader Idea Exchange
• Survivor-Will You Still Be in the Industry in 2018?
• Water Garden Design From Past to Present
• Answers to Your Nursery Questions Panel
• Lubricants for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Mechanical Applications
• Proven Techniques to Enhance Influence & Effectiveness
• Getting the FAQs About Control Product Formulations
2 – 2:50 p.m.
• Lider del Equipo Responsabilidad, Parte I (Account Manager/Crew Leader Accountability Workshop, Part I)
• Designing Imaginative and Sustainable Water Features
• Managing Deer and Other Pests, Part II
• Up-and-Coming Perennials
• Midwest Native Plants
• Fertilizers and Biostimulants
• Working with New Generation Fuels
• Maintaining the Quality of Water Features
2 – 3:20 p.m.
• Managing & Scheduling Work Crews, Part II
2 – 3:30 p.m.
• Garden Center Idea Exchange
2 – 4 p.m.
• Aquatics Recertification
3 – 3:50 p.m.
• Panel: Managing Golfer Expectations
• Lider del Equipo Responsabilidad, Parte II (Account Manager/Crew Leader Accountability Workshop, Part II)
• Nursery & Holding Treatments Impact Tree Health in the Landscape
• Managing Low Budget Fields
• Working with State Regulations on Water Conservation
• The Power of Winter Maintenance Professionals to Protect Our Lakes and Rivers
Friday, January 11
• Native Plants and Ecological Design: Myths and Realities
• Irrigation Scheduling
• Landscape Surveying: Total Station
9 – 9:50 a.m.
• Outdoor Spaces/Kitchens
9 – 10:15 a.m.
• More Than a Pretty Face: Native Alternatives to Invasive Exotic Plants
9 – 10:30 a.m.
• Updating Your Garden Center-Small Spends, Big Wins
• Don’t Be Afraid to Drip!
• Tried and True! Proven Perennials from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Trials
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
• Irrigation, Lighting & the National Electric Code (Code Session)
1 – 2 p.m.
• Envisioning a New Wilderness: Ecological Design for the Home Landscape
• MDA General Session
8:35 – 9:30 a.m.
• Dollar Spot and Snow Mold Disease Control
• Sure Fire Rules of Tree Problem Diagnostics
• Ways to Reduce the Need for Growth Retardants
• Disease of Flowers in the Landscape
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
• Invasive Insect Species: Preparation and Management Strategies for Emerald Ash Borer and Gypsy Moth
• 10 Keys Tree Disease Management in the Urban Forest
• Branded vs. Generic: Which is Right for You?
• Insect Management Update
1 – 1:55 p.m.
• Moss & Algae-Is There a Link?
• Insects in Depth: Borers
• A Review of Biological Disease Control Products
• Who Needs Nursery Inspection and Certification?
2 – 3 p.m.
• What’s Up With Brown Ring Patch and Fairy Ring?
• Effective Management of Ants, Earthworms and Japanese Beetle in Turf
• Organic Techniques for Flower Growers
• Pesticide Safety
|Company Name||Booth Number(s)|
|Ace Trailer Sales||138|
|Agassiz Seed & Supply||1028|
|AgStar Financial Services||1023, 1122|
|Albert J. Lauer, Inc.||1821, 1920|
|Amcon Block & Precast, Inc./Allan Block Retaining Walls||1721, 1723, 1820, 1822|
|A.M.G. Growers, Inc.||1226|
|Anchor Block Co.||1147, 1149, 1246, 1248|
|Anderson Nurseries, Inc.||418|
|Anoka Technical College||M1|
|Apple Valley Ford Lincoln Mercury||364, 365, 464|
|Approval Payment Solutions||117|
|Artificial Grass Landscape of Minnesota||1437|
|Aspen Equip.||1737 Block|
|Assoc. of Professional Landscape Designers||2B|
|Astleford International||1937 Block|
|ASV, Inc.||1129 Block|
|A Top Notch Equip.||1031, 1130, 1132, 1134|
|Aubin Nurseries Ltd.||422|
|Autumn Woods Landscape Supply, Inc.||247, 346|
|Avila’s Garden Art c/o Pitulla Sales, Inc.||402|
|Bachman’s, Inc.||405 Block|
|Backes Wood Products LLC||521|
|Back to Nature, Inc.||1034|
|Bailey Nurseries, Inc.||807 Block|
|Ball Seed Co.||742|
|B and B Bedding, Inc.||1818|
|Beisswenger’s Hardware & Power Equip.||206, 208, 210, 212|
|Belgard Hardscapes||747, 749, 846, 848|
|Beumer Tree Farm||1018|
|BFG Supply Co.||1507, 1606, 1608|
|Blazing Products, Inc.||1636|
|Blizzard Snowplows||1519, 1618|
|Bluebird Nursery, Inc.||716, 718|
|Bluebird Recovery Program||2A|
|Blue Valley Sod, Inc.||305, 404|
|Borgert Products, Inc.||213, 215, 312, 314|
|Bork Tree Farms, Inc.||1047, 1049|
|Boulder Images, Inc.||864|
|Boven Quality Plants c/o Pitulla Sales||303|
|Boyer Trucks||1835, 1837|
|Braun Turf Farms||428|
|Breiwick Companies, Inc.||1035|
|Brock White Co.||637, 639, 641|
|Bullis Insurance Agency, LLC||1312|
|Carlin Sales/ProGreen Plus||241|
|Carlson Tractor and Equip. Co.||1255 Block|
|Carlton Plants LLC||1032|
|Casualty Assurance, Inc.||1437|
|Central Irrigation Supply, Inc.||738, 740|
|Central Landscape Supply||907 Block|
|Central Power Dist.||1059, 1061, 1158, 1160|
|Central Turf Farms||927, 929|
|Central Wisconsin Evergreens, Inc.||1019|
|Central Wood Products||1607 Block|
|Ceres Environmental Services||348, 350|
|Cherokee Manufacturing||707, 709, 806, 808|
|Cliff’s Natural Stone LLC||137, 139|
|Communicating for Agriculture||420|
|Cook Water Farms||607, 609|
|Country Club Turf||828, 830|
|County Materials Corp.||1727, 1826|
|Craftware Pottery & Baskets||200, 202, 203, 300|
|Cross Nurseries, Inc.||1026|
|Crysteel Truck Equip., Inc.||355 Block|
|CSI—Creative Sales, Inc.||1616|
|Cub Cadet Corporation||453 Block|
|Curb Creations, Inc.||1020|
|Curb Innovations, LLC||1328|
|Cushman Motor Co., Inc.||547 Block, 555, 557|
|Custom Manufacturing, Inc.||736|
|Custom Retaining Walls & Landscaping, Inc.||654, 656|
|Cycle Works of Minnesota||940|
|Dakota County Technical College, Landscape Horticulture||M3|
|Dakota Tree Transplanter||917|
|Dan Flotterud Sales||737|
|Dawn Industries, Inc.||843|
|Dayton Bag & Burlap Co.||323|
|D & D Evergreen, LLC||307|
|Deep Tine LLC||832|
|Degussa/Cyro Industries||1823, 1922|
|Delano Dodge Chrysler Jeep||2053, 2055, 2057|
|Discoveries In Gardening||133|
|Ditch Witch of Minnesota, Inc.||957, 959, 1056, 1058|
|DLS/Lawn & Garden, Inc.||857|
|Drafix Software, Inc./PRO Landscape||620|
|Dulcet Fountains and Aeration/formerly Fountainaire/Pond & Lighting Design||216|
|Dutchman Tree Spade||1521, 1523|
|Eagle Bay Farms||1022|
|Easy Lawn, Inc.||264, 265|
|EC Grow, Inc.||853|
|Eden Stone Co., Inc.||1264, 1265|
|Edney Dist. Co., Inc.||1541, 1543, 1640, 1642|
|Emerging Business Systems||750|
|Esch Construction Supply, Inc.||1532, 1534|
|Eull’s Manufacturing Co., Inc.||523, 622|
|Evergreen Nursery Co., Inc.||1029|
|EZ SPOT UR||141, 143, 240, 242|
|Fahey Sales Auctioneers & Appraisers||834|
|Farber Bag & Supply Co.||1043|
|Ferris & Snapper Pro||1927 Block|
|Foster’s, Inc.||847, 849|
|Gardenworld, Inc.||647, 649, 746, 748|
|Glacial Ridge Growers, Inc.||419|
|Glass Plus, LLC||1540|
|Glenn Rehbein Companies||943, 1042|
|Glenn Walters Nursery||735|
|Golden Eagle Dist. Corp.||1729 Block|
|Golf Car Midwest||412|