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    • 07 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI
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    2020 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

    Michigan Turfgrass Conference - January 7-9, 2020
    Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI
    Exhibit Function:  January 7, 2019 / 4:00 - 6:30pm


    • 07 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09 Jan 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • MSU Kellogg Center
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    Credit Information:

    MDARD Pesticide Recertification Credits

    Tuesday, Jan. 7: 6 credits (3A, 3B, 6, Comm. Core)

    Wednesday, Jan. 8: 6 credits (3A, 3B, 6, Comm. Core)

    Thursday, Jan. 9: 7 credits (3A, 3B, 6, Comm. Core)

    GCSAA Education Pts

    Tuesday, Jan 7:  0.60 pts.

    Wednesday, Jan 8:  0.60 pts.

    Thursday, Jan 9:  0.75 pts.

    Education Program

    Tuesday, Jan 7    

    Golf (Big Ten A)

    9:00 AM          Negotiating Tactics for Golf Course Superintendents - Bruce Williams                               
    10:00 AM       30 Years as a USGA Agronomist: tales from the road - Bob Vavrek

    11:00 AM        Turfgrass Pathology Research Update - Dr. Joe Vargas, MSU   

    11:30 AM        Reviewing 2019: Dead Grass and Nutrition Research Update - Dr. Kevin                              Frank, MSU 

    12:00 Lunch                                                 

    1:30 PM         Creating Championship Turf: The Importance of Having Sharp Cutting Units -                        Doug Veine, Bernhard and Company

    2:30 PM         Heavy Metal, Speed and Weed - Dr. Thom Nikolai, MSU      

    3:30 PM         Understanding the Basic Principalsof Sprinkler Audits - Michael Kuhn and                             Associates, Inc.   

    4:30 PM         Annual Meetings MiGCSA, MTF, MiSTMA                              

    Lawns, Athletic Fields, and Grounds (Lincoln)            

    9:00 AM          Recommendations for Solving Turf Problems: Mixing Science and Common Sense - Dr. Kevin Frank, MSU    

    10:00 AM       Smart Lawns, Minimum Pesticide Use and Organic Lawn Care - Dr. David Smitley, MSU

    11:00 AM When Applications Don't Work: Figuring Out Why - John Stone, MSU

    1:30 PM        Understanding Turf Diseases: Identification, Cultural Management and Fungicide Recommendations - Dr. Joe Vargas, MSU         

    3:30 PM      Working Safely around Biting Stinging Insects - Howard Russell, MSU              

    4:30 PM         Annual Meetings MiGCSA, MTF, MiSTMA                

    Equipment Technicians Session (Hancock Turfgrass Research Center)

    Making the change from being a mechanic to an equipment manager - Skip Heinz, Royal Poinciana Golf Club

    Electrical Trouble Shooting - John Garlets, Spartan Distributors               

    Wednesday, Jan. 8

    Golf (Big Ten A morning; Auditorium afternoon)                             

    8:00 AM          Grad Student Research Presentations - Ryan Bearss and Thomas Green

    8:30 AM          Trying to Understand Nematodes - Fred Warner, MSU

    9:00 AM          Research Update - Dr. Trey Rogers, MSU

    9:30 AM        Ants, Worms and Pesky Insects in Golf Turf - Chris Williamson, PBI-Gordon

    10:30 AM      Preventing Oak Wilt and Resources to Address it - Julie Stachecki, Site Specific 

    11:00 AM Lunch

    12:30 PM       Managing Pythium Diseases - Dr. Brandon Horvath, Univ. Tennessee

    1:30 PM         What's New in Golf Turf Cultivation and Organic Matter Management - Dr. Cale Bigelow, Purdue University

    2:30 PM         You Know You're a Badass - What does Everyone Else See? And Why Does it Matter - Gina Gizzi, ARCUS Marketing Group

    3:30 PM Scholarship Awards

    4:00 PM Vendor Half-Time Show

    Lawns, Athletic Fields, and Grounds (Lincoln)

    8:00 AM          Weed Management:  Everything I know in 120 Minutes or Less - Dr. Thom Nikolai, MSU  


    10:00 AM         Planning a Disease Management Program for High Value Turf - Dr. Brandon Horvath, Univ. Tennessee                        

                                                                

    11:00 Lunch


    12:30 PM       Developing a Fertilizer Program for High Value Turf - Dr. Cale Bigelow, Purdue Univ. 


    1:30 PM         Co-Existing with Trees:  Tips for a Lasting Relationship - Julie Stachecki, Site Specific Inc.     

                

    2:30 PM         You Know You're a Badass - What does Everyone Else See?  And Why Does it Matter - Gina Gizzi, ARCUS Marketing Group     


    3:30 PM         Scholarship Awards (Auditorium)


    4:00 PM         Vendor Half-Time Show                             

    Asst. Golf Course Superintendents (Auditorium)

    8:00 AM       Tips for Running an Effective Committe Meeting - Erwin McKone, Turf Ventures


    9:00 Am         Developing Skills that Set You Apart - Bruce Williams


    10:00 AM       Tournament Preparation - Bob Vavrek


    10:30 AM       Reflections of a First Year Superintendent - Dave Makulski, Indianwood Golf and CC


    3:30 PM         Scholarship Awards (Auditorium)


    Equipment Technicians Session (Hancock Turfgrass Research Center)


    Exploring the World of Equipment Managers - Skip Heinz, Royal Poinciana Golf Club


    Cut Quality and After Cut Appearance - Bill Stone, John Deere/ JW Turf


    Panel Discussion on Tier 4 and Much More - Skip Heinz, John Garlets and TBD.


    4:00 PM         Vendor Half-Time Show    

                            

    Thursday, Jan. 9

    General Session (Big Ten C)     

    8:00 AM          Perception vs Reality:  Dispelling Misinformation with Scientific Reasoning - Dr. Paul Giordano, Bayer

    9:00 AM          A Brief History of Turf Management Practices - Dr. Brandon Horvath, Univ. of Tennessee

    10:00 AM       High-Octane Teamwork!  Transitioning Crews Into Cohesive Teams - Gina Rizzi, ARCUS Marketing Group

    11:00 AM       When MIOSHA Visits:  Consultation and Enforcement - Joseph Bantau and Augustine Syrovy

    12:00 PM       Lunch                    

    Innovative Golf Course Superintendents

    1:30 PM      50 Years of Industry Tips, Tricks and Lessons Learned in Golf & Turf - Bruce Williams

    2:30 PM      Government Relations - Kyle Barton, Tam O'Shanter CC

    3:00 PM      Staging the Inagural Rocket Mortgage Classic - Jake Mendoza and Evan Herman, Detroit Golf Club

    3:30 PM       Renovating Essex Golf and Country Club - Chris Andrejicka, EssexGolf & CC

    4:00 PM       Staffing Solutions that Work - Mike Morris, Crystal Downs

    Athletic Fields

    1:30 PM        Pitching Mound Constuction and Repair - Kelly Rensel, Great Lakes Loons 


    2:30 PM        Creating a Weed Management Program for Sports Fields - Dr. Paul Giordano, Bayer


    3:30 PM      An Hour with Turf Doc - Dr. Trey Rogers, MSU



    Lawn Care Session

    1:30 PM       Considering Granular Fungicide Applications - Dr. Brandon Horavath, Univ. of Tennessee

    2:30 PM       Selecting Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue Cultivars - Dr. Cale Bigelow, Purdue Univ.


    3:30 PM       Turfgrass Insect Management - Dr. Chris Williamson, PBI Gordon


    4:30 PM ADJOURN                       

    • 07 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Cedar AB VIP Cocktail Reception
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    Your presence will be welcomed among those who have supported the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation, Michigan State University, Allied Industries and Commodities.

    Cash Bar / Light Hors D'oeuvres

    • 08 Jan 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI
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    2020 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Halftime Show

    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM & CONTRACT
    Michigan Turfgrass Conference - January 7-9, 2020
    Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI
    Exhibit Function:  January 8, 2020 / 4:00 - 6:30pm

    This is a registration contract to exhibit at the Michigan Turfgrass Conference Halftime Show, being held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Big Ten Rooms A, B, C.

    • A standard display booth 6' x 6' will be furnished with a 6' 25.5" table, skirting and 2 chairs.
    • Each initial booth space includes two (2) conference badges.
    • MTF offers its business partners various sponsorship opportunities for activities/ programs during the conference.  If interested in sponsorship, please indicate on registration form.
    • For exhibitor layout and available booths please click here.
    NOTE:  Full amount due upon completion of registration.
    • No booth refunds will be made after December 30, 2019.
    • A $100 fee will be charged if booth is cancelled after November 30, 2019.
    • Booth fee allows for up to two company representatives per booth.
    • Only one company per booth.

Past events

14 Aug 2019 2019 Michigan State Turfgrass Field Day
20 Jun 2019 2019 LaFontaine Golf Outing
28 Apr 2019 2019 Tee Times 4 Turf Auction
25 Mar 2019 Tee Times 4 Turf Donation Signup
06 Feb 2019 MiGCSA Michigan Gathering
02 Feb 2019 Golf Industry Show
23 Jan 2019 2019 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Halftime Show
23 Jan 2019 Past Presidents Luncheon 2019
22 Jan 2019 Founders Society Reception 2019
22 Jan 2019 2019 Michigan Turfgrass Conference
22 Jan 2019 2019 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
22 Jan 2019 MiGCSA Annual Meeting
11 Jan 2019 MiGCSA Curling Fundraiser for Ice Research
14 Dec 2018 MiGCSA Mid Holiday Party
07 Dec 2018 MiGCSA West Holiday Party
06 Dec 2018 MiGCSA Northern Holiday Party
30 Nov 2018 MiGCSA Detroit Holiday Party
08 Oct 2018 MiGCSA The Big Event
17 Sep 2018 MiGCSA Western Golf Day
07 Sep 2018 MiGCSA Assistant & Student Networking Golf Outing
29 Aug 2018 MIiGCSA State Championship
15 Aug 2018 2018 Michigan State Turfgrass Field Day
25 Jul 2018 MIiGCSA Tuck Tate Championship
24 Jul 2018 MIiGCSA Par 3 Shootout
12 Jul 2018 MIiGCSA Mid Golf Event
21 Jun 2018 2018 LaFontaine Golf Outing
07 Jun 2018 MIiGCSA Legislative Golf Day
04 Jun 2018 MIiGCSA Northern Fundraiser
03 Jun 2018 MIiGCSA Northern Fundraiser Practice Round
02 Jun 2018 Gordie LaFontaine Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Golf Outing & Induction Ceremony
14 May 2018 MIiGCSA/ Wee One Fundraiser
30 Apr 2018 MIiGCSA Can-Am Tournament
17 Apr 2018 MIiGCSA Spring Opener
01 Apr 2018 Tee Times 4 Turf Donation Signup
01 Apr 2018 MIiGCSA The Michigan House at the Masters
01 Apr 2018 MIiGCSA 2018 Match Play Championship Opens
29 Mar 2018 MIiGCSA Spring Management Meeting
15 Mar 2018 MIiGCSA Spring Management Meeting
01 Mar 2018 MIiGCSA Spring Management Meeting
04 Jan 2018 Past Presidents Luncheon 2018
03 Jan 2018 Founders Society Reception 2018
03 Jan 2018 2018 Michigan Turfgrass Conference
16 Aug 2017 2017 Michigan State Turfgrass Field Day
22 Jun 2017 2017 LaFontaine Golf Outing
03 Jun 2017 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Induction
30 Apr 2017 2017 Tee Times 4 Turf Auction
04 Jan 2017 Two Year Turf 50th Anniversary Dinner
03 Jan 2017 Founders Society Turf Dignitary Reception
03 Jan 2017 2017 Michigan Turfgrass Conference
10 Aug 2016 MTF/MSU Turfgrass Field Day


Michigan Turfgrass Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 27156, Lansing, MI 48909

The Michigan Turfgrass Foundation exists to promote safe, healthy turf surfaces for all Michigan residents.

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