Illinois

November 21 Basic Pruning Workshop. Elk Grove Pavilion, Elk Grove Village, Ill. To learn more, visit www.ilca.net/education.aspx.

December 9-10 The Power of Focus: Becoming a Leader of Substance. Starved Rock Lodge, Utica, Ill. For more information, visit www.ilca.net/leadership.aspx.

December 10-12 Illinois Professional Turf Conference. Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill. For details, visit www.illinoisturfgrassfoundation.org.

Indiana

December 2 Tree Identification Workshop. Indianapolis, Ind. To learn more, visit www.indiana-arborist.org.

December 9 Pesticide Core Training & Testing. West Lafayette, Ind. To learn more, call 765-494-2758.

December 9; 10; 11 Basic Training: Turf Management. Indianapolis; Sellersburg; and Plymouth, Ind. For more information, visit www.mrtf.org.

December 17 Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association 2008 Winter Workshop. Oakhill Mansion, Carmel, Ind. To learn more, visit www.iplla.com/ww.htm.

Iowa

December 3 Iowa GCSA State Meeting & Seminar. Grinnell Country Club, Grinnell, Iowa. For details, visit www.iowaturfgrass.org/events.htm.

Kansas

November 18-20 Kansas Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Kansas Expo Center, Topeka, Kan. For more information, e-mail cdipman@ksu.edu or visit www.ksuturf.com/Conference.html.

December 16-17 Heartland Green Industry Expo: Common Ground. Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kan. For details, visit www.hagcsa.org/commonground.htm.

Michigan

December 8-12 Michigan State University Turf School. East Lansing, Mich. For details, call 517-355-0271, ext. 147, e-mail frankk@msu.edu or visit www.turf.msu.edu.

Minnesota

November 19 Pesticide Recertification Workshop. Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington, Minn. For more information, visit www.mtgf.org.

November 21 Pesticide Recertification. Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, Minn. For details, visit www.mnla.biz.

Missouri

December 3-4 Missouri Green Industry Conference. St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Mo. To learn more, visit www.motoc.org.

Ohio

December 8 Ohio Lawn Care Association Annual Meeting & Lunch. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. For more information, call 800-510-5296, e-mail info@ohiolawncare.org or visit www.ohiolawncare.org.

December 8-11 Ohio Turfgrass Conference & Show. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. For details, call 888-683-3445, e-mail info@ohioturfgrass.org or visit www.ohioturfgrass.org.

Wisconsin

December 10 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Southeast Chapter Christmas Party. Racine Marriott, Racine, Wis. For more information, call 262-859-2121.

National

November 17-18 Climate Change & The Plant Sector: A Growing Interest. Grovepark Inn, Asheville, N.C. For more information, visit www.agrowinginterest.com.

November 18 Everything You Wanted to Know About Nitrogen. GCSAA Web cast. For details, call 800-472-7878.

Canada/International

November 17-21 Olds College Turfgrass Management: Level I Short Course. Olds College Continuing Education, Olds, Alb., Canada. To learn more, call 800-661-6537, ext. 4677, or visit www.oldscollege.ca/programs/ContinuingEducation/index.htm.

November 20-21 Green Industry Show & Conference. Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alb., Canada. For more information, call 800-378-3198 or visit www.landscape-alberta.com or www.greenindustryshow.com.