Many educational meetings will be provided at least in part by University of Illinois personnel during the coming months. Attending these meetings is a good way to keep yourself up to date.
November 11: Bistate Horticulture Conference at Holiday Inn Quad Cities Airport in Moline. Advance registration by November 5 is $30 and includes lunch; registration at the door is $40 without lunch. Contact (309)796-0512 for information.
November 30-December 2: North Central Turfgrass Exposition at Pheasant Run Resort and ExpoCenter in St. Charles. Advance registration by November 12 is $135 ($95 for members); registration at the door is $165 ($120 for members). Contact (312)201-0101 for information.
January 5, 2000: Southern Illinois Bedding Plant School at Belleville Area College. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration at the door. Contact Ron Cornwell at (618)692-9434 for information.
January 20-22, 2000: Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show, Mid-Am 2000 at Navy Pier in Chicago. Contact (847)526-2010 for information.
February 29-March 1, 2000: Southern Illinois Grounds Maintenance School at Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive, Collinsville. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance registration required. $50 fee includes both days. Contact Ron Cornwell at (618)692-9434 for information.
March 10, 2000: English Grounds Maintenance Workshop at Elk Grove Park District Building. Registration required. Contact Jim Schuster for more information; register by calling (708)352-0109 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 10-12, 2000: Illinois State Florists Association Spring Conference and Trade Fair at the Holiday Inn Select in Decatur. Call (815)434-4732 for information.
April 2, 2000: SPANISH Grounds Maintenance Workshop at Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton. Registration required. Contact Jim Schuster for more information; register by calling (708)352-0109 or e-mailing email@example.com.