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Agenda and Continuing Education Credits

All proceeds of the 2016 Horticultural Sciences Day will go to the JCCC Horticultural Sciences Scholarship fund.

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Regnier Center 101

7-8:50 a.m.
RC 101
Continental Breakfast
8:50- 9:10 a.m. 

Welcome speech
Dr. Joseph Sopcich, president, JCCC

Horticultural Sciences Advisory Board Recognition
Dr. Csilla Duneczky, dean of science, JCCCdean of science, JCCC

9:10 -9:20 a.m. 

Overview of Horticultural Sciences at JCCC
Dr. Lekha Sreedhar, associate professor/chair

Introduction of Theme for the 6th annual Horticultural Sciences Day

9:20-10:10 a.m. Keynote
Jeff Gibson, Ball Horticulture Corporation

Shift Happens! Challenges and change for garden retailers, nursery and greenhouse growers and landscape professionals.

What hasn’t changed in horticulture in the last 20 years? Changing demographics and choices in housing, aging baby boomers, and new insights into Gen Y preferences are all contributing to shifts in garden retailing. Federal and municipal agencies shift towards the greater use of Green Infrastructure are having real impact on the horticulture supply channel, and landscape professionals are finding themselves with greater supply channel shifts than ever before. It’s an exciting time to be in horticulture! Jeff will
cover the ins and outs, the ups and downs, with a healthy dose of why "shift happens!"

10:15-10:30 a.m.  Future opportunities and direction of the green industry in Kansas and Missouri

Dalton Hemes, CEO, Hermes Landscaping

10:35-11:25 a.m.

*Native Plants of the Midwest

Alan Branhagen, director, Powell Gardens

Capture the spirit of America’s heartland and create
gardens and landscapes that sustain us and all of
nature around us.

11:30 a.m.-noon 

*Pest Updates
Collin Wamsley, state entomologist, Missouri Department of Agriculture

Information will be provided about exotic/invasive pests in the urban landscape that may impact you and your clients.”

noon-12:15 p.m.  Green Collar Jobs
Tim Oberhelman, Olathe Northwest High School, adjunct assistant professor, College-Now, JCCC
12:15-1:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:30-2:20 p.m.

Sustainable Turfgrass Systems
Dr. Brian Hogan, professor, University of Minnesota

This presentation is informed by research that describes the value of turf grass to the surrounding environment, how the turf grass system can enhance the quality of life and management practices that can mitigate off-site surface and subsurface pollution issues. Participants will be introduced to the Science of the Greens which is a research and renovation initiative addressing the golf industry’s need for long-term agronomic, economic and environmental sustainability.

2:20-2:35 p.m. Break
2:35-3:25 p.m. 

*Native Medicinal Plants of the Prairie
Dr. Kelly Kindsher, University of Kansas

Kansas is blessed with a great diversity of native plants - more than 2,000 species, of which more than 200 species have been used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes; some of these offer opportunity as herbal products and have interesting chemistry. Many of the more promising species will be discussed, including Echinacea species and wild tomatillos, Physalis species.

3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Horticulture in the New Millennium and Ecologically Sound Landscaping
Patti Banks, PLA LEED, Patti Banks Associates,founder of Patti Banks Associates (now Vireo) and Healthy Community Creator, Kansas City, Missouri

Patti will discuss Landscape designs that integrate the natural and built environments thereby creating spaces that enrich the community, promote wellness and are attractive, livable, vibrant and ecologically sustainable.

Recertification and Continuing Education Credits

Recertification credits: Talks tagged with (*) have been approved for a total of 2.5 credit hours in 3A – Ornamental Pest Control Pesticide certification credits, proof of registration and attendance required.
Some talks might be eligible for Landscape Architect Continuing Education credits. Please see Landscape Architect Continuing Education for more information regarding credits.

See Landscape industry recertification credits for information on CEUs.

A total of 117 parking spots will be reserved in Carlsen Center garage, JCCC for parking 7-8:30 a.m.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has approved the following talks for 2.5 recertification credit hours for commercial pesticide applicators certified in 3A – Ornamental Pest Control.

  • 3A – 1 hr Native Plants of the Midwest
  • 3A – 0.5 hr Pest Updates
  • 3A – 1.0 hr Native Medicinal Plants