2018 Landscapers’ Workshop( This class is now full)

Posted On December 18, 2017— Written By and last updated by

Join us for an all-day Landscapers’ Workshop on January 25, 2018 in Lenoir, NC hosted by N.C. Cooperative Extension in Caldwell County. This workshop is designed for commercial landscapers and will offer continuing education credits towards a North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ and pesticide applicators licenses. The event will take place 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Caldwell County Library Meeting Rooms (120 Hospital Ave NE, Lenoir, NC 28645).

The workshop will feature speakers from NC State University, N.C. Cooperative Extension and the N.C. Forest Service, and the Small Business and Center and Technology Education Program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. Participants will have time at lunch and during breaks to visit with vendors. Participants can attend for the whole day to get 7 NC Landscape Contractors’ credits, or they can attend for the technical and pesticide credits (8 a.m. -2 p.m.), or only for the business credits (2 p.m. -4 p.m.).
Landscape Contractors’ credits offered: 5 technical credits, 2 business credits
Pesticide applicators license credits offered: 5 (N,D,X)  or 4 (L)
Please register by 1.19.18 so we can have a headcount for lunch. Thanks!
 Caldwell County Center
 120 Hospital Ave., NE Suite 1
 Lenoir NC 28645
With questions or for more information, contact Eli Snyder, Horticulture Agent, Caldwell County, at elina_snyder@ncsu.edu or 828-757-1254.
Cost: $15 per person for morning technical session and lunch (8 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
  $10.00 for the afternoon business session (2 p.m.-4 p.m.)
  $25 per person for both sessions and lunch
Includes: 7 Landscape Contractor CEUs (5 technical, 2 business) and 4 (L) or 5 hours NC Pesticide Credits (N, D, X)
Participants can choose to attend the technical section, business section, or both. In order to receive credits for either section, participants must attend all technical or all business sessions.
 7:30-8 a.m.       Registration Opens
 8 a.m.-9 a.m.       Edible Landscaping: Plant and Variety Selection and Best                                            Management Practices*- Eli Snyder, NCCES, Caldwell County
9 a.m.-10 a.m.      Native Plants to Use in Your Landscape: A Cultural IPM Approach*-                           Hannah Bundy- NCCES, Rutherford County
10 a.m.-11 a.m.    Principals of Turfgrass Disease Management in the Landscape*- Dr. Jim Kerns, NC State University
11 a.m.-12 p.m.     Managing Imported Fire Ants in the Landscape*- Amy-Lynn                                       Albertson, NCCES, Rowan County
12 p.m.-12:45   Lunch, visit with vendors
1 p.m.-2 p.m.      Current Forest Pests Threating Western NC**- Brian Heath, Forest                              Health Specialist, N.C. Forest Service
2 p.m.-4 p.m.     Web Based Marketing Strategies fo Commercial Landscapers- Ben                            Willis, Director, Small Business Center and Technology Education,                            CCC&TI- (2 Business Credits- NCLCB)
*NCDA Pesticide Credits N,D,X and NCLCB Technical Credits Offered
**NCDA Pesticide Credits L,N,D,X and NCLCB Technical Credits Offered
For more information on this program, please contact Elina Snyder@ 757.1290 or elina_snyder@ncsu.edu