Education Day 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Double Tree Hotel  • 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester NY 14623

Don’t miss this conference—education makes for better, more enthusiastic employees, and the networking opportunities are unrivaled.


Kick off the 2020 “green season” and seize this opportunity for:

  • Professional development
  • Earning recertification credits
  • Strengthening your network

This conference is a valuable investment of your time.

Download Education Day brochure/registration form (tabloid size)

Download Sports Turf Conference brochure/registration form (legal size)


Reasons for YOUR participation as a sponsor or exhibitor at this conference

  • Quality education sessions draw your clients to the event
  • Constant traffic on exhibitor floor, ensuring high visibility
  • Great amount of trade show time including morning, noon hour and afternoon break
  • Sponsorship perks before, during and after the conference

Download Sponsor/Exhibitor Information


General Session
Check-in/registration, trade show, silent auction, continental breakfast
Welcome by PLANT GFLX President and representatives from lead sponsors

Horticulture Track
(View speaker bios)
C.L. Fornari: Pruning for professionals
Break in tradeshow area / Silent auction
Bonnie Guckin & Mike Goodnick: Plant this, not that: five over-used shrubs and Mike Goodnick’s alternatives
Break in tradeshow area / Silent auction
Elizabeth Lamb: Developing beneficial habitat
Tim Boebel: New Directions for Hydrangeas in the Northern Landscape
Mahlon Stoltzfus: EASYJoint-—The all-weather paving joint solution. “Rain or Shine it Goes in Fine”.
Lunch / Tradeshow / Silent auction
Brian Eshenaur: Landscape Pest Management Updates: The latest on Emerald Ash Borer, Oak Wilt and other important tree and shrub problems. 
C.L. Fornari: Plants that please clients and customers
Omar Buker, Zack Mersch, Mike Baum: The Future of Autonomous Mowers & Battery Equipment
Break in tradeshow area / Silent auction
Elizabeth Lamb: Invasion of the plant snatchers: Spotted lanternfly, Asian jumping worms and Box moth
Brent Conley: Why I love low-voltage LED lighting and why you should too.
Tim Cansdale: NYS DOT mock inspection
Silent auction finalized / Evaluation / Adjourn

Sports Track (See below)
(Learn more / view speaker bios)
Mike Mamo: Creating budgets to get what you need
Break in tradeshow area / Silent auction
Mike Robinson: Industry updates, budgeting for problems and setting maintenance priorities
Jack Bryant: Seed for athletic fields vs. common areas
Mike Mamo, Mike Robinson & Jack Bryant: Share their experience with creating yearly budgets for athletic field maintenance plans (Our team of speakers will be available after lunch for additional questions and/or continued conversation.)
Lunch / Tradeshow / Silent auction

Sports Track theme: Show me the money!
Budgets—we all have to deal with the problem of never having a big enough budget to handle the supplies, equipment, and labor needed to create the safe playing surfaces that are being demanded by all parties … from the coaches to the parents of our students. 
Each seminar will be a round table forum where we invite audience participation—your questions and input help all to understand the problems that arise in all situations.

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