NOFA's 12th Annual Gathering of Land Care Professionals

12/11/2017 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ET

Description

NOFA's 12th Annual Gathering of Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals
December 11, 2017 | Aqua Turf Club | Plantsville, CT
8am-4:00pm

Join us to celebrate organics at our Annual Gathering! 

This year, our speaker line-up will include updates on all aspects of organic land care and lots of opportunities for AOLCPs to learn more, showcase their ideas, and ask NOFA Accreditation Course instructors all the questions they want about growing their business and overcoming organic challenges.  Along with expert presentations by OLC founders and other visiting experts, we will also host 'round table' discussions on a variety of topics that you can choose from; a Q&A session with the course instructors; and more.

This event will also provide you 6 NOFA AOLCP C.E.U.s which renew your AOLCP membership for the 2018 season and add 2 more for 2019. CT DEEP pesticide credits (usable by most other states) are pending approval.

AGENDA

Registration, Coffee & Networking

Introduction & NOFA OLC Program Update

Climate Change, Sustainability, and the Future of Horticulture | Frank Crandall
Meet Our Exhibitors
Tackling Turf: Adding School Sports Turf to Your Client List | Mike Kolenut
Organic Round Table: Short Sessions On All Things Organic
·       Topic 1: Frank Crandall | 5 Ways to Market Your Organic Business
·       Topic 2: Rueben Stoltzfus | Weed Control with Vinegar
·       Topic 3: Mike Kolenut | Organic Turf Tools & Testing
·       Topic 4: Mike Nadeau | Faux vs Native Meadows (pros and cons and how to do both)
·       Topic 5: Chip Osborne | Making Sense of Soil Tests
Lunch, networking, and visit vendors
Native Plants for Habitat and Home | Lisa Turoczi
Solving Weed & Insect Challenges by Balancing Soil Minerals | Rueben Stoltzfus
Greatest Projects or Toughest Challenges on the Job | Dana K. Millar, Mira Peck
Open Q&A session | NOFA Course Instructors, Presenters & AOLCPs

Thank you to our sponsors!