STILLWATER, Okla. – Anyone who wants to know the latest information regarding ornamental plant materials should make plans to attend the Ornamental Plant Materials Conference slated Aug. 28 in Stillwater.
The conference is sponsored by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University’s department of horticulture and landscape architecture and The Botanic Garden at OSU. The conference will take place at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus.
“We’ve got a great conference planned and we’re offering participants the opportunity to take home a lot of valuable information,” said Mike Schnelle, OSU Cooperative Extension ornamental floriculture specialist. “The informational workshops are geared toward industry specialists such as landscapers, nursery personnel, greenhouse growers and master gardeners, as well as individuals who are gardening hobbyists. You don’t have to be a horticultural professional to attend the conference.”
Early registration is $85 and must be postmarked by Aug. 17. Botanical Garden members, Extension educators, Master Gardeners and Linnaeus Gardeners may register early for $60. All registration will be $130 after Aug. 17. Lunch is included in the registration fee. To register for the conference, contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404, or email her at [email protected].
Workshops wi be taught by a number of industry and academic specialists. A description of workshops is available online at http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/. Workshop topics will include overviews of appropriate native and adapted non-native plants for Oklahoma and peripheral states.
“I think anyone who attends this conference is sure to gain a lot of valuable information. The conference is offering a wide variety of topics, so there is something for everyone,” Schnelle said.
Oklahoma State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State and Local Governments Cooperating: The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran, and is an equal opportunity employer.
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