2017 SCLTA Annual Conference & Trade Show
$25 – $2,500
2017 SCLTA Annual Conference & Trade Show

2017 SCLTA Annual Conference & Trade Show

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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

1101 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC 29201

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The 2017 South Carolina Landscape and Turfgrass Association Annual Conference and Trade Show is on January 25. We are excited about our second year at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in the heart of the Congaree Vista at 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201.

We are thrilled to host over 600 green industry professionals from throughout South Carolina and beyond, including: landscape contractors, turfgrass professionals, nurserymen, landscape maintenance firm operators, education and extension specialists, municipal groundskeepers, pesticide applicators, and others. Also, multi-state pesticide recertification credits (for South Carolina and North Carolina) will be available.

Please see the registration details and agenda below for more information. Also, you can view the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information brochure. Please feel free to contact Will Kinney at 803-787-0996 or info@sclta.com with any questions.



REGISTRATION DETAILS:

• Pre-Registration: $90.00 (Deadline January 11, 2017)

• On Site Registration: $125.00 (If space is still available)

• No refunds on cancellations made after January 9, 2017

• Bring your Pesticide License Number to sign up for your pesticide credits

Conference registration includes one year membership and the following benefits:

• Annual Conference & Trade Show featuring educational speakers, product demonstrations,
exhibitor booths, pesticide recertification credits, and networking opportunities

• Scholarship Fund support

• Pesticide training

• Invitations to Fall Field Day and other events

• Training events throughout South Carolina



PROGRAM AGENDA:

TRACK A:

  • 8:10-8:20 a.m. OPENING ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sustainable Urban Landscapes, Dr. Ellen Vincent, Clemson University
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Right Grass, Right Place, Hank Kerfoot, Modern Turf
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. BREAK
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Nematode Control in Turfgrasses, Dr. Bruce Martin, Clemson Extension
  • 12:00-12:30 p.m. Proper Handling, Storage and Clean-up of Pesticides, Tammy Lark Lognion, Clemson University
  • 12:30-2:00 p.m. LUNCH & VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 1:00 p.m. SCLTA BUSINESS MEETING
  • 2:00-2:15 p.m. Presentation Title TBD, Clemson University Horticulture Student
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. Presentation Title TBD, Clemson University Horticulture Student
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Drainage Topic Title, Darren Bridges, NDS, Inc.
  • 3:15-3:40 p.m. BREAK
  • 3:40-4:40 p.m. Mosquito Control, John Hayes, Caroline Aquatics, LLC

Credit Hours: 5.0 Cat 3 / 2.0 Cat 5

TRACK B:

  • 8:10-8:20 a.m. OPENING ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Nematode Control in Turfgrasses, Dr. Bruce Martin, Clemson Extension
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Proper Handling, Storage and Clean-up of Pesticides, Tammy Lark Lognion, Clemson University
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. BREAK
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sustainable Urban Landscapes, Dr. Ellen Vincent, Clemson University
  • 11:30-11:45 a.m. Presentation Title TBD, Clemson University Horticulture Student
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Presentation Title TBD, Clemson University Horticulture Student
  • 12:00-1:30 p.m. LUNCH & VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS
  • 1:00 p.m. SCLTA BUSINESS MEETING
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mosquito Control, John Hayes, Caroline Aquatics, LLC
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Irrigation Topic Title TBD
  • 3:15-3:40 p.m. BREAK
  • 3:40-4:40 p.m. Spill Kits and Pesticide Safety

Credit Hours: 5.0 Cat 3 / 2.0 Cat 5

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TRACK:

  • 8:10-8:20 a.m. OPENING ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR
  • 8:30–8:45 a.m. Introductions, Ice Breaker
  • 8:45–9:30 a.m. Life Cycle of a Landscape Business
  • 9:30–10:45 a.m. The Essentials of Business Success
  • 10:45–11:15 a.m. BREAK
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Start Clean / Finish Clean
  • 12:30–2:00 p.m. LUNCH
  • 1:00 p.m. SCLTA BUSINESS MEETING
  • 2:00–3:00 p.m. Lean in the Landscape
  • 3:00–3:30 p.m. BREAK
  • 3:30–4:15 p.m. Lean in the Landscape, continued
  • 4:15–4:30 p.m. Summary and Close

Business Development Track presentations will be offered by Ben Gandy and Ken Thomas of Atlanta-based Envisor Consulting.

View the Envisor Consulting video for more information on their nationally recognized “Green Dot” operating system that they will share with SCLTA at our conference.

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