Nov. 13, 2019: 2019 Grow Native! Professional Member Conference

Grow Native!

Our annual Grow Native! Professional Members Conference is an exclusive, educational day for our professional members and their guests.

Cost: $20 for Grow Native! Professional Members and their guests

To register, please sign in at right. If this is your first time to log in to our new system, please click on "I don't know my password" and enter your email for your username. You will be sent a password reset link, which will enable you to create your own password and log in to your account. If your email is not already on file with us, please choose "Create an account." Questions or problems? Call 888-843-6739 or email

Scroll through the itinerary below and click on each item to learn more about the topics and read about the speakers.

11/13/2019 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
University of Missouri-General Services Building General Services Building Stadium Blvd and Monk Dr. Columbia, MO 65201


Wednesday, 13 November 2019

11/13/2019 8:30 AM

11/13/2019 9:00 AM

Welcome from host Pete Millier, Director of MU Landscaping Services and Mizzou Botanic Garden, and Renee Benage, Grow Native! Committee Chair
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
11/13/2019 9:30 AM

Dr. Alice Tipton & Dr. Liz Koziol, soil mycorrhizal fungi and native plant production
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
11/13/2019 9:45 AM

11/13/2019 10:45 AM

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11/13/2019 11:15 AM

Matt Garrett, Bull Creek Park update, from Johnson County Parks & Rec
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
11/13/2019 11:30 AM

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
11/13/2019 12:00 PM

11/13/2019 12:15 PM

Presentation of the 2018 Grow Native! Ambassador Award, Renée Benage, Grow Native! Committee Chair
12:25 PM - 12:30 PM
11/13/2019 12:25 PM

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
11/13/2019 12:30 PM

Native Alternatives to Non-Natives/Invasives • Elliott Duemler, groundcovers • James Faupel, perennials • Kim Young, shrubs & trees
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
11/13/2019 1:30 PM

11/13/2019 2:30 PM

11/13/2019 3:00 PM

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