Register now for the 2019 Grow Native! Professional Member Conference, taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 13 at the MU General Services Building in Columbia, MO. We have a great speaker lineup this year, featuring Dr. Liz Koziol and Dr. Alice Tipton as keynote speakers, presenting on soil mycorrhizal fungi and native plant production. The cost is $20 for members and guests, and will include a light breakfast and "non-boxed" lunch.
2019 Grow Native! Professional Member Conference Program
MU General Services Building, 916 Champions Drive, Rooms 194 A&B, Columbia, MO Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Cost: $20 for Grow Native! Professional Members and their guests
ISA CEUs available - Arborist: 2.5, BCMA-Science: .5, Municipal Specialist: 2.5, BCMA-Management: 2
LA CEUs available: 4.5
8:30 a.m. – Exhibitor Registration and Set Up
9:00 a.m. – Conference Begins; Attendee Registration; Visit Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – Welcome from host Pete Millier, Director of MU Landscape Services and Mizzou Botanic Garden, and Renée Benage, Grow Native! Committee Chair
9:45 a.m. – Keynote: Dr. Alice Tipton & Dr. Liz Koziol, soil mycorrhizal fungi and native plant production
10:45 a.m. – Shawnell Faber, Natural Playscape at Forest Park
11:15 a.m. – Break and Visit Exhibitors
11:30 a.m. – Matt Garrett, Bull Creek Park update, from Johnson County Parks & Recreation
12:00 p.m. – Carol Davit, Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) update
12:10 p.m. - Brent Vandeloecht, Agriculture Liaison, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missourians for Monarchs update
12:25 p.m. – Presentation of the 2019 Grow Native! Ambassador Award, Renée Benage, Grow Native! Committee Chair
12:30 p.m. – Lunch and Visit Exhibitors
1:30 p.m. – Native Alternatives to Non-Natives/Invasives - Elliott Duemler, groundcovers; James Faupel, perennials; Kim Young, shrubs & trees
2:30 p.m. – Ronda Burnett, Laura Ingalls Wilder Home native plant garden
3:00 p.m. – Evaluations, Conference and Exhibits End
Renew your 2020 Grow Native! Professional Member or Sponsorship when you register for the November 13, 2019 Grow Native! Professional Member Conference. Complimentary tickets are commensurate with the 2020 Grow Native! sponsorship levels. Consult with the 2020 Grow Native Membership/Sponsorship Matrix for details.
To sign up, log in at the right, or call 888-843-6739 for help!
Scroll through the itinerary below and click on each item to learn more about the topics and read about the speakers.