November 21 Basic Pruning Workshop. Elk Grove Pavilion, Elk Grove Village, Ill. To learn more, visit

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

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


December 2 Tree Identification Workshop. Indianapolis, Ind. To learn more, visit

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

December 17 Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association 2008 Winter Workshop. Oakhill Mansion, Carmel, Ind. To learn more, visit


December 3 Iowa GCSA State Meeting & Seminar. Grinnell Country Club, Grinnell, Iowa. For details, visit


November 18-20 Kansas Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Kansas Expo Center, Topeka, Kan. For more information, e-mail or visit

December 16-17 Heartland Green Industry Expo: Common Ground. Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kan. For details, visit


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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