33rd Annual Conference and Trade Show
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The 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held February 27, 28th, and March 1st, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo ND. For questions contact Rene A. Smith at (701) 552-1940.
If you’re not a member of the NCTGA or haven't been a member of the NCTGA
for a least two years. We have a deal for you!!!
Pay for the conference a receive a free membership for one year.
Get a chance to network with people in the turf industry
and visit with vendor’s on the new and latest equipment.
Due to scheduling conflicts there will not be a
recertification before or after the conference.
Arrangements for Recertification are Scheduled
With NDSU Extension Dept.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
8:00 AM— 9:00 AM Brian Horgan Impacts of Management Practices on Winter
9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM— 12:00 PM Brian Horgan Dealing with And Preventing Plant Stress
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM Lunch
- 1:45 PM Brian Horgan
Understanding Soil Testing Philosophies
1:45 PM -
2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Brian
Horgan Sustainable Turfgrass Systems
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Vendor Set UP
February 28th, 2018
6:00 AM –
7:30 AM Registration
AM—1:00 PM Vendor Set-up
AM—7:45 AM President’s Opening Remarks
8: 15 AM—9:45 AM Dr. Kristina Walker Pre-Game
Agronomic Field Safety Assessment for Sports Fields:
Future Implications of Risk Assessment
—9:45 AM Jeff Forsberg Making Your Ballfields Look Like The Pros
On A Budget
AM—10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM—11:30 AM Dr.
Kristina Walker Interpreting Soil Test
Data to Develop Annual Fertility Management Plans
AM—11:30 AM Steve Randall Staying Relevant in a Changing Profession.
AM—12: 00 PM Lunch
Randall State of The Industry
PM—1:00 PM NCTGA Annual Meeting
PM—2:00 PM Jenny Satter Hiring, Training, Maintaining the Employee
PM—8:00 PM Trade Show
6:30 PM _
8:00 PM Social
Thursday March 1, 2018
7:00 AM—8:00 AM Coffee
AM—12:00 PM Trade Show
9:00 AM Matt Cavanaugh, John
Spaulding Native Areas Are Becoming More Popular
& A Session Following Their Talks.
AM—9:00 AM Tim Jallen / Nick Baker
Ballfields 101 Keeping it Simple
& A to Follow Their Talks
–12:00 PM Trade Show
9:15 AM—10:00 AM Tim Jallen / Nick Baker Building and Maintaining Mounds and Home
9:30 AM —10:45 AM John Spaulding Diseases Management
10:00 AM 10:45 PM Jeff Forsberg
Maintaining Your Ballfield
11:00 AM —
12:00 PM Sam DeMararis Trees 101
12:00—1:00 PM Lunch
PM—2:00 PM Educational Points
PM—-5:00 PM NCTGA Board Meeting
Super Tuesday Event Registration
Trade Show & Conference Schedule
Speaker Line Up