HERNDON, Virginia – The Professional Landcare Network and the National Pest Management Association will co-host the national Lawn Care Summit, Dec. 3-5, 2014, in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University, the event’s keynote speaker, will offer insight about the future of the industry, the economic forecast as it relates to consumer purchasing, how to adapt to economic cycles, and strategies to stay ahead in the modern marketplace.

The conference features education that is targeted to technicians, business owners and managers. The technician track includes sessions on the diagnosis, care and management of turf from leading university professors and researchers. Sessions on health care law, human resources, developing new business lines and finance are included in the business management track.

In addition to the education sessions, there will be networking lounges and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products in lawn care and pest management. 

Register at NPMA’s website now through Nov. 3, 2014, to receive early-bird pricing. The conference hotel, the Westin Tampa Harbour Island, offers special pricing through Nov. 9, 2014.

The Lawn Care Summit is approved for one CEU per hour of instruction attended. For more information on PLANET recertification, visit the recertification center at www.LandcareNetwork.org.

Sponsors are Real Green Systems at the Platinum level, Bayer Environmental Science at the Gold level, and Syngenta at the Silver level.