JULY 2017 JULY 20th, 2017 Wooster, Ohio LIC HANDS-ON FIELD TESTING DATE Landscape supervisors, foremen, and field technicians who are Landscape Industry Certified are recognized as qualified professionals. This can mean better wages and enhanced profits as the public becomes more aware of the meaning of doing business with a certified professional. For more information on taking the test, visit the link above, or call the OLA at 440.717.0002. The deadline to register for this test is 5/19/2017.
AUGUST 3, 2017 OLA SCHOLARSHIP GOLF CLASSIC Join us at Mallard Creek Golf Club in Columbia Station for the OLA Scholarship Golf Classic! Proceeds from this event benefit our OLA Scholarship Fund. Our golf outing was created to help generate funding for our scholarship program, targeting qualified students interested in a vocation within the green industry.
AUGUST 24, 2017 SNOW & ICE MANAGEMENT CLINIC Join us at St. Michael's Woodside in Broadview Heights for our annual Snow & Ice Management Clinic, featuring Industry Experts, A Panel Discussions with your peers, our Mini Trade Show, and more. Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities still available.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 (NE OHIO) PLANT GEEK DAY Save the date for our first ever Plant Geek Day! We are planning a fun day of education with a few sponsor displays on hand. This event is for owners, designers, crew people, and anyone the needs to know more about plants! It will be held in the gymnasium at St. Michael’s Woodside Event Center and will be a “cannot miss” event!
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 (NE OHIO) OLA MEETING / FACILITY TOUR Join us, September 20, 2017 as Brian and his team give us a peak into what has made them so successful for all of these years!
OCTOBER 12, 2017 (CENTRAL OHIO) OLA MEETING / FACILITY TOUR TBD
NOVEMBER 1, 2017 (NE OHIO) SEGMENTAL RETAINING WALL TRAINING & CERTIFICATION Learn how to build Segmental Retaining Walls (SRW) that perform well over time! This one day program teaches hardscape contractors and installers essential concepts related to the design, construction, and performance of SRWs. Class and option for certification. Level 1. Held at Indiana Wesleyan University. More info to come.
NOVEMBER 14, 2017 (NE OHIO) BE MORE THAN A SALESPERSON: BECOME A TRUSTED ADVISOR Marvin Montgomery, better known as the “Sales Doctor,” will conduct a one day sales training workshop that will provide participants with the necessary skills needed to build long term client relationships. GET MARVINIZED! Held at Indiana Wesleyan University, Independence, OH.
NOVEMBER 16, 2017 (NE OHIO) OLA MEETING Held at St. Michael’s Woodside in Broadview Hts., OH. For more information contact OLA at 1-800-335-6521, or visit OhioLandscapers.org.
NOVEMBER 28, 2017 (NE OHIO, AVON) PRUNING CLINIC The most important landscape maintenance practice is the control of plant size by the correct method of pruning to retain the natural branching characteristics of the plants and integrity of the landscape design. Dormant Pruning of Landscape Plants is a half-day, hands- on clinic and a timely training opportunity for you and your crews to get back to the basics and learn the proper way to prune in time for winter and early spring pruning. This seminar will include a lecture as well as a hands-on training.
NOVEMBER 30, 2017 (CENTRAL OHIO, HILLIARD) PRUNING CLINIC The most important landscape maintenance practice is the control of plant size by the correct method of pruning to retain the natural branching characteristics of the plants and integrity of the landscape design. Dormant Pruning of Landscape Plants is a half-day, hands- on clinic and a timely training opportunity for you and your crews to get back to the basics and learn the proper way to prune in time for winter and early spring pruning. This seminar will include a lecture as well as a hands-on training.
JULY 15 - 18, 2017 Columbus, Ohio CULTIVATE '17 Cultivate brings those in the industry together for an experience that's electric, inspiring, and highly impactful. Whatever your goals are, Cultivate has the resources and answers you need to get results. Join 10,000 of your industry peers for the event that gets everyone excited about business and growing for the future.
JULY 17, 2017 Peninsula, Ohio 44264 SNOWFIGHTERS INSTITUTE SNOW & ICE SEMINAR Join the Snowfighters Institute at the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a One-Day Sales Seminar, featuring internationally respected snow and ice management expert and author of Managing Snow & Ice and Snow Management, A Look Through Time, John Allin, CSP, ASCA-C. This seminar will offer attendees a comprehensive look at current snow and ice management practices and focus on how to grow your business with effective and persuasive sales techniques.
JULY 28th 2017 Columbus, Ohio 43203 AMANDA PATTON: An Award-Winning garden designer from Britain Amanda Patton will be giving two lectures on the art of design. The focus of her talks are the principles and elements of art as they are used (or not!) in garden design. She takes the most important of these and show paintings to illustrate the principle/element followed by garden images that demonstrate them in practice. For more info, call Jackie Ansara at 419.283.5062.
AUGUST 8, 2017 Madison, Ohio 44057 50th ANNUAL NGLCO FIELD DAY The Nursery Growers of Lake County Ohio are excited to announce their field day will be once again hosted by Debonne Vineyards in Madison. Chalet Debonne Vineyards is the largest estate winery in Ohio, boasting over 175 acres of vines. Tour the winery and the first Micro Brewery located in a winery, Cellar Rats Brewery. Then visit the trade show with over 150 exhibitors in a County Fair atmosphere. For more information contact NGLCO Executive Director, Annette Howard at 440-241-7969 or visit http://nglco.com/events/nglco-2017-field-day/