CLASS SCHEDULE .... THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE MORE YOU’LL GROW!
EXPO Education’s all-star lineup of speakers provided sessions filled with industry-focused education topics helping participants walk away with new ideas and strategies impacting their businesses. The 2021 Nursery/Landscape EXPO offered 32 Breakout Sessions in our 2-day education conference which is in addition to two Keynote Presentations. The EXPO Education provided over 120 CEU opportunities to help you maintain the certifications and licenses you need to keep your business profitable. Many sessions offered during the Nursery/Landscape EXPO Education Conference offer CEUs from multiple crediting agencies. What this means is you can double up and even triple up on the CEUs during just one session. Look for multiple CEUs in the Class Schedule page of this website.

           

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5th    ---    SESSION TITLE / SPEAKER (click for details)   ---   CEU       

7:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Irrigation Conference: Drip Micro Irrigation; Doing it Right! (TNLA: 2)
Speaker: Steve McCarter


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Garden Center Employee Insider! (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Nicholas Staddon


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tree Care & Arborist Track: Information on Current Tree Diseases & Future Disease Expectations (TNLA/ISA: 1) .... Speaker: Dr. David Appel



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Mid-Year State of Green Industry (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Charlie Hall


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Lawn & Landscape Maintenance Part I: Issues & Mistakes (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Mengmeng Gu


9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Tree Care & Arborist Track: Diagnosis & Life Cycle of Key Insects Found on Commercial & Residential Properties in Texas (TNLA/ISA: 1) .... Speaker: Dr. Erfan Vafaie


9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Foliage First (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Nicholas Staddon


9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Lawn & Landscape Maintenance Part II: Correcting & Troubleshooting (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Mengmeng Gu


9:55 AM - 10:55 AM

Irrigation Conference: Infiltrating Secret World of Sustainable Landscaping; Optimizing Infiltration/Retention of Water & Nutrients (TNLA/ISA: 1); Speaker: Dr. Becky Bowling


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Irrigation Conference: Water Conserving Landscape Design & Management (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Joey Young


11:35 AM - 12:50 AM

Keynote – “The Game-Winning 3” – Making It Count …In Business and In Life (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dave 'Travlin' Davlin


12:50 PM - 4:50 PM

Irrigation Conference: Irrigation Troubleshooting (TNLA: 4)
Speaker: Craig Borland


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Tree Care & Arborist Track: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Pricing & Selling Plant Health Services (TNLA/ISA: 1) ... Speaker: Tom Carman


1:10 PM - 3:45 PM

Who Owns What? Empowering your Leadership Team to Drive Accountability (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: McFarlin Stanford


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

“REBOUND” – Finding Victory at the End of the Madness (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dave 'Travlin' Davlin


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Water x Weeds: How Watering Practices Affect Weed Management Programs in Texas (TNLA: 1) ... Speaker: Dr. Becky Bowling


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tree Care & Arborist Track: How to Start an IPM Program for Proper Tree Care (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Andrew Wimmel


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Power of Simplicity in Landscape Design (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Mike Pecen & Bobby Eichholz


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NEW RESEARCH ALERT! What Lies Beneath: Understanding the Role of Microbes in your Landscape (TNLA/ISA: 1) ... Speaker: Dr. Joey Young


FRIDAY, AUGUST 6th     ---    SESSION TITLE / SPEAKER (click for details)     ---    CEU        

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tree Care & Arborist Track: Hiring, On Boarding & Training Plant Health Care Technicians (TNLA/ISA: 1) ... Speaker: Kyle Narveson


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Hemp: Genetic Selection Based on Photoperiod & Geographical Location (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Allison Justice


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Disrupting or Prompting; Does This Affect how you Approach Business? (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Tom Shay


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

NEW MARKET ALERT! Child-Friendly Landscapes – Child-Friendly Designs backed by Science (TNLA: 1) ... Speaker: Dr. Kristi Gaines & Dr. Lori Guerrero


9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Tree Care & Arborist Track: Managing Strategies for Difficult to Control Insect Pests Found on Properties in Texas (TNLA/ISA: 1) ... Speaker: Patrick Anderson


9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

The Latest & Greatest Turfgrasses for the Texas Landscape (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Ben Wherley


9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Hemp: Insect Pressure on Outdoor Hemp Production (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Allison Justice


9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

The Texas Landscaper’s Guide to Modern Sales & Marketing (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Jack Jostes


11:35 AM - 12:50 PM

Keynote – Flourish in the New Next (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Randy Pennington


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Tree Care & Arborist Track: Oak Wilt: Overcome the Diagnosis Challenge (TNLA/ISA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Belter


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

NEW RESEARCH ALERT! Ecosystem Services & Environmental Impacts of Lawns versus Alternative Landscapes (TNLA: 1) ... Speaker: Dr. Ben Wherley


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Plant Panel: Texas Retailer Trends (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Panel


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

ROI Your Business! How to Maximize Your Business Investments (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Tom Shay


1:10 PM - 3:45 PM

P/L Your Business (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: McFarlin Stanford


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Plant Panel: Texas Landscape Trends (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Panel


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Food Growing 101: A Primer for the Kitchen Garden (TNLA: 1)
Speaker: Dr. Jared Barnes







We have CEUs from 6 certification agencies:                 Special Thanks to our Education Sponsor!

  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES)
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
  • Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA)
  • Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) 


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