Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Grow your skills as a green industry professional and attend one of the excellent full-day Northern Green Master Classes on Tuesday.
AVAILABLE WITH ONE, TWO & THREE-DAY REGISTRATION OPTIONS – LUNCH IS INCLUDED!
Develop your skills as a green industry professional by attending one of the Northern Green Master Classes on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
2019 Master Classes
PLT Relicensure (DOLI Course #TBD)
Pending Minnesota Dept. of Labor & Industry approval, this class satisfies eight hours of continuing education requirements for the Power Limited Training Licensure, including 2 hours of code and 6 hours of technical training oriented specifically toward the landscape industry.
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pesticide Recertification (Categories A, E, F or P)
This workshop meets the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Commercial Pesticide Applicator Requirements for Category A (Core) and Category E (Turf and Ornamentals). Recertification for optional Categories F (Aquatics) and P (Vertebrate Pest) will also be offered as part of this workshop.
Licensed applicators with Categories A and E who last attended a recertification workshop in 2017, and newly-licensed pesticide applicators in 2018, must attend an MDA-approved workshop by 12/31/2019. By attending the Pesticide Recertification track and completing the on-site attendance documentation, applicators will obtain recertification credit.
For applicators to receive credit for Category F or Category P, they must attend the entire Pesticide Recertification track (Category A, E, and F or P) and complete on-site attendance documentation.
Category F and P (Choose One): 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Categories A and E: 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NCMA Certification: Segmental Retaining Walls Installer Course – Level I/Basic
Instructed by Dale Buker, County Materials, an NCMA Certified instructor
This one-day Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Installer Course teaches installers fundamental SRW installation guidelines, material and system component properties, soils and compaction, the effect of water, and site practices. Those who successfully complete the classroom training and pass a written examination become certified as a Certified SRW Installer (CSRWI).
This credential is highly valued by consumers and the program includes a wealth of valuable course information and reference material that attendees take back to work for implementation as money-saving and profit-making ideas.
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Weather and the Urban Landscape
As landscape managers, we have very little control over the impact weather has on the landscapes we manage. The weather seems to get more severe with each passing year, anything from increased rainfall rates in the summer, to extreme dryness in the fall, to the much-maligned polar vortex. The only real tool we have is to better educate ourselves on how such events impact the plants we manage. This class will discuss how turfgrass and trees react to drought, heat, and winter-related stresses. Presenters will provide ways to help manage our plants during strange and stressful weather patterns.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SketchUp: A Workshop with Daniel Tal
Presented by Daniel Tal
This one-day technology training class is focused on SketchUp – a 3D modeling computer program. Daniel Tal is a registered landscape architect with over 18 years of experience and a 3D modeling and visualization expert.
The class will include the following:
- SketchUp and 3D modeling – Basic to Advanced
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; a.k.a. Drones and Landscape Architecture
- General Technology Trends and Landscape Architecture
This training is part lecture, part hands-on. It is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of SketchUp. To participate in the SketchUp hands-on tutorials, attendees must bring their own laptop computer, a 3-button mouse, and have a current version of SketchUp installed and ready to go.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Women in Leadership: Grow, Inspire, Lead
Presented by Jill Blashak Strahan, Teresa Thomas, and Terri McEnaney
Women are taking the lead in many industries, including the green industry. Join us for an interactive day devoted exclusively to green industry women. Jill Blashack Strahan, speaker, author and one of the nation’s leading female entrepreneurs, will kick off the day with a motivational message about overcoming obstacles and using fear as a motivator. Teresa Thomas, speaker and networking expert, will discuss why and how to create meaningful professional connections and guide attendees through a speed-networking activity, and Terri McEnaney, Bailey Nurseries, will share her experiences and discuss work/life balance. There will also be a panel discussion with women business owners, and an opportunity to receive advice on everyday challenges from industry peers. Whether you are a veteran or new to the industry, you will leave energized and connected.
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.