Illinois

October 29 Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Annual Meeting. Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, Ill. For more information, visit www.ilca.net/education.aspx.

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

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

January 27-29, 2009 Design Seminar. Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Ill. For more information, visit www.ilca.net/education.aspx.

Indiana

October 21-22 Arborist Certification. Indianapolis, Ind. For more information, visit www.indiana-arborist.org.

November 10-12 Turf & Ornamental Seminar. W.H. Daniel Research & Diagnostic Center, West Lafayette, Ind. For details, visit www.mrtf.org.

November 11; December 9 Pesticide Core Training & Testing. West Lafayette, Ind. To learn more, call 765-494-2758.

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

January 12-14, 2009 Indiana Green Expo. Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind. For details, visit www.indianagreenexpo.com.

Iowa

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

January 20-22, 2009 Iowa Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.iowaturfgrass.org/events.htm.

February 25-27, 2009 INLA Annual Convention & Trade Show; Shade Tree Short Course. Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines, Iowa; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. To learn more, visit www.iowanla.org or www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/shadetree/home.html.

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.

January 4-6, 2009 WESTERN Trade Show. Overland Park, Kan. To learn more, call 888-233-1876, e-mail info@wnla.org or visit www.wnla.org.

Kentucky

October 21-23 Kentucky Turfgrass Conference & Show. Holiday Inn University Plaza, Bowling Green, Ky. For details, call 859-484-3537 or e-mail ktc@bellsouth.net.

January 12, 2009 Kentucky Landscape Industries Winter Conference & Kentucky Certified Nurseryman’s Exam. Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. To learn more, call 800-735-9791, e-mail KNLA@mis.net or visit www.knla.org.

January 13-14, 2009 Mid-States Horticultural Expo. Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. For more information, call 931-473-3951 or visit www.mshe.org.

February 15-20, 2009 Turf & Landscape Management Short Course. Executive Inn West, Louisville, Ky. To learn more, call 859-257-5606, e-mail ajpowell@uky.edu or visit www.uky.edu.

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.

January 5-7, 2009 Great Lakes Trade Exposition. DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Mich. To learn more, visit www.glte.org.

March 3-4, 2009 Michigan Green Industry Association Annual Trade Show & Convention. Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, Mich. For more information, call 248-348-5600 or visit www.landscape.org/trade_show.html.

Minnesota

October 30 MNLA Winter Parking Lot & Sidewalk Maintenance Workshop. Dorsey-Ewald Conference Center, St. Paul, Minn. For more information, visit www.mnla.biz.

November 7; 21 Pesticide Recertification. Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, Minn. For details, visit www.mnla.biz.

November 12 MNLA Certified Professional Training. Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, Minn. To learn more, visit www.mnla.biz.

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

Nebraska

January 12-14, 2009 Nebraska Green Expo. Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa. For details, visit www.nebraskaturfgrass.com/conference.htm.

Ohio

October 16 OLA Annual Meeting—Running With Scissors: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things. St. Michael’s Woodside, Broadview Heights, Ohio. For more information, call 800-335-6521 or visit www.ohiolandscapers.org.

November 12 Green Velvet Lawn Care & Turf Manager Education Program. Yankee Trace Golf Club, Centerville, Ohio. For details, visit www.greenvelvet.com.

November 12-13 Wintergreen Expo & Conference. I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio. To learn more, call 800-335-6521 or visit www.ohiolandscapers.org.

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.

January 15, 2009 OLA Meeting—Are You Practicing On Your Customers? Professional Selling Skills. St. Michael’s Woodside, Broadview Heights, Ohio. To learn more, call 800-335-6521 or visit www.ohiolandscapers.org.

January 26-28, 2009 OSU Nursery Short Course. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. For details, call 800-825-5062 or visit www.onla.org.

South Dakota

October 23-24 South Dakota Arborist Conference. Aberdeen, S.D. For more information, visit www.sdarborists.com/conferences.html.

Wisconsin

October 22 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Southeast Chapter Meeting. Cotton Exchange, Waterford, Wis. For details, call 262-859-2121.

November 11-12 Certified Treecare Safety Professional Workshop & Certification Exam. Milwaukee, Wis. To learn more, call 800-733-2622 or visit www.tcia.org.

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

National

October 14-18 National Recreation & Parks Association Congress & Expo. Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Md. For details, visit www.nrpacongress.org.

October 15 Sending it Down the Drain: Drainage Basics. GCSAA Web cast. To learn more, call 800-472-7878.

October 17 2008 Perennial Plant Conference. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. For more information, call 610-388-1000 or visit www.perennialplantconference.org.

October 19-22 International Plant Propagators’ Society Southern Region Annual Meeting. Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, Va. To learn more, call 205-967-7896, e-mail RStisher@aol.com or visit www.ipps.org/SouthernNA/index.htm.

October 21 Career Marketing Tools. GCSAA Web cast. For details, call 800-472-7878.

October 22-25 2008 PLANET Green Industry Conference. Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, Ky. For more information, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

October 22-25 2008 PGMS School of Grounds Management. Louisville, Ky. For details, visit www.pgms.org.

October 23-25 Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO). Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. For more information, call 800-558-8767 or visit www.gie-expo.com.

November 2-4 Irrigation Show 2008. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif. To learn more, call 703-536-7080, e-mail webmaster@irrigation.org or visit www.irrigation.org.

November 7-8 GrowerTalks Sustainability Conference. Embassy Suites, Frisco, Texas. For details, visit www.twogreatconferences.org.

December 3-4 Irrigation Contractor Class. Mulberry Inn, Savannah, Ga. For details, visit www.irrigation.org.

Canada/International

November 7-9 Organic Soil Management. Canada Way Education Center, Burnaby, B.C., Canada. For details, visit www.gaiacollege.ca/public/programs/soil/index.php.

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.

November 22 Organic Turf Management. Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C., Canada. For details, visit www.gaiacollege.ca/public/programs/turf/index.php.

November 28-30 Organic Soil Management. Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C., Canada. For more information, visit www.gaiacollege.ca/public/programs/soil/index.php.

December 6 Organic Turf Management. Canada Way Education Center, Burnaby, B.C., Canada. For details, visit www.gaiacollege.ca/public/programs/turf/index.php.