Western 2003: The Big Show. January 5-7, 2003. Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, MO. Contact: Western Nursery & Landscape Association; Mary Piatt; 1210 Frederick Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64501; 816.233.1481; Fax, 816.233.4774; e-mail: info@wnla.org; url,http://www.wnla.org/insidethewestern.htm

KSHS/KVGA - Fruit and Vegetable Winter Conference and Trade Show. January 6-7, 2003. Holiday Inn North, Lexington, KY. Contact: John Strang; 859.257.5685; Fax 859.257.2859; e-mail, jstrang@uky.edu


Cut Stem Growers Association Organizational Meeting at KSHS/KVGA Conference. January 6, 2003. Holiday Inn North, Lexington, KY. Contact: Patti Meads, 859.873.4601,pmeads@uky.edu


Kentucky Landscape Industries Winter Educational Conference and Trade Show. January 7-9, 2003. The Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY. Contact: Betsie Taylor, KNLA Exec. Dir., 350 Village Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601; 502.848.0055 or 800.735.9791; Fax 502.848.0032; e-mail knla@mis.net ; url, http://www.knla.org

Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS). January 8-10, 2003. Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. Contact: MANTS, P.O. Box 818, Brooklandville, MD 21022 Baltimore Metro Area: 410.296.6959 800.431.0066 Fax: 410.296.8288 e-mail, info@mants.com ; url, http://www.mants.com


INLA P.L.A.N.T.S. 2003: Professional Landscape And Nursery Trade Show. January 8-11, 2003. Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome, Indianapolis, IN. Contact: Paula L. Williams, Exec. Dir. INLA; 800.443.7336; 317.573.2848; Fax, 317.573.2994; e-mail inla@in-motion.net ; url, http://www.inla1.org

Garden Gurus V. January 11, 2003. Paducah, KY. Contact: Bud Qualk, Purchase Area Master Gardener Assoc.; e-mail,Budqualk1@cs.com or McCracken Co. Extension Office, 2705 Olivet Church Road, Paducah, KY 42001; 270.554.9520.

Mid-AM Trade Show. January 15-17, 2003. Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. Contact: Rand Baldwin, 847.526.2010, Fax 847.526.3993, e-mail mail@midam.org ; url, http://www.midam.org

The Tennessee Nursery & Landscape Association Trade Show and Conference. January 18-20, 2003. Hamilton County Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN. Contact: TNLA 931.473.3951; Fax 931.473.5883; e-mail,tnurseryassn@blomand.net ; url, http://www.tnla.com

"CENTS" - Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show. January 20-22, 2003. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Bill Stalter, ONLA, 800.825.5062, Fax 800.860.1713; e-mail, onlagreen@aol.com ; url, http://www.onla.org

Nursery Management Seminar: Starting and Maintaining a Successful Nursery. January 28, 2003, 0900-1600. Boone County Extension Office, Burlington, KY. Contact: Mike Klahr, 859.586.6101; e-mail, mklahr@ca.uky.edu


The Gulf States Horticultural Expo. January 30 - February 1, 2003. Mobile Convention Center, Mobile, Alabama. Contact: 334.502.7777; Fax 334.502.7711; e-mail, info@gshe.org; url, http://www.gshe.org


ANLA Management Clinic. January 30 - February 02, 2003. Louisville, KY. Contact: ANLA, 202.789.2900; Fax, 202.789.1893; http://www.anla.org

IPM - the International Plant Fair. January 30-February 2, 2003. Essen, Germany. Contact: Essen Trade Shows - US Representative Office, c/o Karen Vogelsang, 40 West 57 Street, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; 212.974.8457; Fax, 212.262.5085; e-mail,karen@essentradeshows.com ; url, http://www.sna.org/programs/ipm/ipm.shtml

Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science. February 1-3, 2003. Mobile, AL. Contact: Paul Smeal, 1107 Kentwood Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5656; 540.552.4085; Fax: 540.953.0805; e-mail: psmeal@vt.edu homepage http://www/ashs.org

Central Kentucky Ornamental and Turf Association (CKOTA) Winter Horticulture Conference and Trade Show. February 6, 2003. Fayette County Extension Office, Lexington, KY. Contact: Richard Weber, 859.224.1417 or Candace Harker, 859.257.5582; e-mail, charker@uky.edu

Tri-State Green Industry Expo. February 6, 2003. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY. Contact: Ohio State University Extension, Cincinnati, OH; 513.946.8989.


2003 Annual NAFDMA Conference. February 6-8, 2003. Charlotte, NC. Contact: Charlie Touchette, North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) Exec. Dir., 62 White Loaf Road, Southampton, MA 01073; 413.529.0386; e-mail, info@familyfarms.com ; url, http://www.nafdma.com

New England Grows 2003. February 6-8, 2003. Location To be Arranged. Contact: 508.653.3009; Fax, 508.653.4112; e-mail, NEGrows@aol.com ; url, http://www.NEGrows.org

Best Management Practices Workshop IV, for Garden Center Operators, Landscape Contractors, and Ornamental Plant Growers: Weed Control rescheduled to March 4, 2003 Louisville and March 5, 2003, Princeton, KY. See below.


Kentucky Urban Forestry Conference. February 17-18, 2003. Holiday Inn North, Lexington, KY. Contact: Dino Kent, 859.277.9633; e-mail, kyarborists@hotmail.com


National Floriculture Forum 2003. February 21-23, 2003. Holiday Inn on the Lane, Columbus, OH. Contact: David Tay, Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center, 670 Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1086, 614.292.3708; Fax, 614.292.3768; e-mail: tay.9@osu.edu


A. J. Powell’s 26th Turf and Landscape Management Short Course. February 24-28, 2003. Executive Inn East, Louisville, KY. Contact: Donna L. Michael, 502.425.4482; e-mail, dmichael@uky.edu

Best Management Practices Workshop IV, for Garden Center Operators, Landscape Contractors, and Ornamental Plant Growers: Weed Control. March 4, 2003, Jefferson County Extension Office, Louisville, KY. Same program March 5, 2003. UK Caldwel County Extension Office, Highway 62 west, Princeton, KY. Contact: Amy Fulcher, 270.821.3650, afulcher@uky.edu , Donna Michael, 502.425.4482, dmichael@uky.edu or Win Dunwell 270.365.7541 x 209, wdunwell@uky.edu


Lawn and Landscape Maintenance Workshop. March 13-14, 2003. The Paducah Information Age Park, 2000 McCracken Boulevard, Paducah, KY. Contact: Kathy Keeney, 270.554.9520; Fax, 270.554.8283; e-mail, kkeeney@uky.edu


Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. April 16, 2003. Landscape Lighting, 13050 Middletown Industrial Blvd, Suite A, Louisville. Contact: Bonnie Ried, 502.245.6097 or Jeff Perry, 502.267.5017

EARTH DAY. April 22, 2003. United States of America and Worldwide. Contact: Earth Day Network, 1616 P Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036 USA; 202.518.0044; Fax, 202.518.8794; e-mail, earthday@earthday.net ; url, http://www.earthday.net


Boone County Arboretum "Arboretum Amble and Spring Fling" (excellent educational program). May 10, 2003. Burlington, KY. Contact: Kris Stone, Boone County Arboretum, P.O. Box 566, Burlington, KY 41005; 859.384.4999; e-mail, krisstone@one.net ; url, http://www.bcarboretum.org/spring.asp


Professional Grounds Management Society - Arboricultural Field Day. May 14, 2003. Boone County Arboretum, Burlington, KY. Contact: Walter Bonvell, Xavier Univ., Physical Plant, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207-7111; 513.745.3151


5th Annual Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Symposium. May 15-17, 2003. Campbell House Inn, Lexington, KY. Contact: Augusta Mazyck, KY EPPC Treasurer, 642 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508; 859.259.9655 ext. 52; e-mail, kmazyck@tnc.org


Purchase Area Master Gardeners' Spring Sampler. May 17, 2003. Dolly McNutt Plaza, Paducah, KY. Contact: Kathy Keeney, 270.554.9520; Fax, 270.554.8283; e-mail, kkeeney@uky.edu


Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. May 21, 2003. Lac 101, Inc., 151 Saratoga Trail, Simpsonville, KY. Contact: Bonnie Ried, 502.245.6097 or Jeff Perry, 502.267.5017.


Native Plants in the Landscape Conference. June 5-7, 2003. Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Contact: Dept. of Professional Training & Education, P.O. Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551-0302, 717.872.3030, Fax, 717.871.2022; url, http://www.millersvillenativeplants.org


CKOTA/KNLA Meeting: Al Rattle, US Composting Council. June 12, 2003, 1730. Thoroughbred Compost, 4232 Hedger Lane, Lexington. Contact: Lynn Saville, CKOTA Pres., 859.224.1451, e-mail lsaville@mis.net.


Yew Dell Gardens Open House: tours, lectures and a plant auction. June 14, 2003, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Contact: Yew Dell Gardens, 502.241.4788.


Kentucky Herb Festival. June 14, 2003. Franklin Co. Extension Office and Lakeview Park, Frankfort, KY. Contact: Edie Greer, 101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601 502.695.9035; e-mail, egreer@uky.edu


The 2003 International Master Gardener and Trade Show. June 18-21, 2003. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY. Contacts: Bobbi Strangfeld, 513.946.8986, e-mail: strangfeld1@postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu; Marianne Riofrio, e-mail: riofrio.1@osu.edu 614.292.8326; Sharon Bale, e-mail sbale@ca.uky.edu; Rick Durham, 859.257.7294, e-mail rdurham@ca.uky.edu ; url, http://mastergardener.osu.edu/imgc2003/index.html


Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. June 26, 2003. Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY. Contact: Bonnie Ried, 502.245.6097 or Jeff Perry, 502.267.5017


The Annual Hopkins County Master Gardener's Garden Clinic: Carolyn Roof presents Jefferson's Vegetable Garden. June 28, 2003, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Hopkins Co. Extension Office, 75 Cornwall Drive, Madisonville. Contact: Jeff Porter, 270.821.3650 or ceshopki@uky.edu


UK Turfgrass Field Day. July 10, 2003. Turf Research Center, Spindletop Farm, Lexington. Contact: A. J. Powell; 859.257.5606; e-mail, ajpowell@uky.edu


Portland State Univ. Haystack Summer Program in the Arts: The Complete Garden: design, practices, writing, & photography. July 14-20, 2003. Cannon Beach, Oregon. Contact: Elizabeth Snyder, 800.547.8887 x 4186 or 503.725.4186; e-mail, snydere@pdx.edu; url, http://www.haystack.pdx.edu


ANLA Convention & Executive Learning Retreat. July 15 - 20, 2003. Location TBA. Contact: ANLA, 202.789.2900; Fax, 202.789.1893; http://www.anla.org


Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. July 16, 2003. Herman Wallitsch Farm, Taylorsville, KY. Contact: Bonnie Ried, 502.245.6097 or Jeff Perry, 502.267.5017


2003 UK Robinson Station Field Day. July 17, 2003, afternoon. Quicksand, KY. Contact: Terry Jones, 130 Robinson Road, Jackson, KY 41339-9081; 859.257.9511 x 234, Fax 606.666.2215; e-mail, tjones@uky.edu ; url, http://fp1.ca.uky.edu/robinsonstation


2003 UK & KySTMA Sports Turf Workshop at Robinson Forest Field Day. July 17, 2003. Contact: A.J. Powell; 859.257.5606; e-mail, ajpowell@uky.edu


SNA 2003- Southern Nursery Association Researcher’s Conference and Trade Show. July 30-August 2, 2003. Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. Contact: SNA; 770.953.3311; Fax, 770.953.4411; e-mail, mail@mail.sna.org; url, http://www.sna.org

Invasive Plant Conference. August 6-7, 2003. Philadelphia. Contact: Morris Arboretum, Allison Krueger, 215.247.5777 x 159; url, http://www.upenn.edu/paflora , announcement http://www.upenn.edu/paflora/invasiveflyer.PDF


2003 APS (American Phytopathology Society) Annual Meeting. August 9-13, 2003. Charlotte, NC. Contact: Sue Casey, 651.994.3846; e-mail, scasey@scisoc.org; or APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097; url, http://www.apsnet.org

Garden Writers Association (GWA) 55th Annual Symposium. August 15-19, 2003. Indian Lakes Resort, Chicago, Illinois. Contact: GWA, 10210 Leatherleaf Court, Manassas, VA 20111; 703.257.1032; Fax, 703.257.0213; e-mail, info@gwaa.org; url, http://www.gwaa.org/symposium/index.html


Plasticulture 2003. August 16-19, 2003. Grand Rapids, MI. Contact: American Society for Plasticulture, 526 Brittany Drive, State College, PA 16803; 814.238.7045; Fax, 814.238.7051; e-mail, info@plasticulture.org; url, http://www.plasticulture.org 

Solving The Watershed Puzzle: Kentucky's First Watershed Roundtable Conference. August 19-20, 2003. Holiday Inn North, Lexington, KY. Contacts: Lee Colten, KY Div. Water, 14 Reilly Road, Frankfort, KY 40601; 502.564.3410; e-mail, lee.colten@mail.state.ky.us or Judy Petersen, KY Waterways Alliance,854 Horton Lane,Munfordville, KY 42765-8135; 270.524.1774; e-mail, Director@KWAlliance.org; url, http://kywatersheds.org


The Farwest Show. August 21-23, 2003. Portland, Oregon, Oregon Convention Center. Contact: Aimee Schendel, Oregon Association of Nurserymen, 29751 SW Town Center Loop West, Wilsonville, OR 97070; 800.342-6401; 503.682.5089 x 2006; Fax, 503.682.5099; e-mail, info@farwestshow.com; url, http://www.farwestshow.com


KNLA SUMMER OUTING. September 4, 2003. University of Kentucky Arboretum, Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY. Contact: Betsie Taylor, KNLA Exec. Dir., 350 Village Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601; 502.848.0055 or 800.735.9791; Fax 502.848.0032; e-mail knla@mis.net ; url, http://www.knla.org


Pot-in-pot installation and production Field Day. September 9, 2003, 1830. Bob Blandford's Empire Nursery and Turf Farm, Highway 231, Utica, KY. Contact: Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, Davies County Extension, 270.685.8480, ameyer@uky.edu, or Amy Fulcher, UKREC, 270.365.7541 x 279, afulcher@uky.edu


BWI Buyers Market Trade Show and Seminars. September 9-10, 2003. Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS. Contact: Debbie Brower, 800.442.8443, http://www.bwicompanies.com/


Southern Plant Conference. September 11-12, 2003. Charleston, SC. Contact: SNA; 770.953.3311; Fax, 770.953.4411; e-mail, mail@mail.sna.org; url, http://www.sna.org


Kentucky Master Gardeners' Annual Conference. September 12-13, 2003. Executive Inn, Paducah, KY . Contact: Rick Durham, 859.257.3249; Fax, 859.257.2859; e-mail, rdurham@uky.edu


Open House - Purchase Area Master Gardeners' Demonstration and Trial Garden. September 13, 2003. Coleman Road, Paducah, KY. Contact: Kathy Keeney, 270.554.9520; Fax, 270.554.8283; e-mail, keeney@uky.edu


Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. September 17, 2003. Bunton Seed Company, 939 E. Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY. Contact: Bonnie Ried, 502.245.6097 or Jeff Perry, 502.267.5017


American Nursery & Landscape Association’s Legislative Conference. September 21-23, 2003. Washington Court Hotel, Washington, D.C. Contact: Bob DeGemmis, Grassroots and Advocacy Manager, 1000 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20005; 202.789.2900 x 3006; Fax 202.789.1893; e-mail, rdegemmis@anla.org; url, http://www.anla.org


Multi-State Plant Materials Conference. September 24-25, 2003. Oklahoma Botanical Garden and Arboretum and Holiday Inn, Stillwater. Contact Mike Schnelle, OKSU, 405.744.7361; Fax, 405.744.9709; e-mail, mas@okstate.edu


Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Conference. September 29-30, 2003. Holiday Inn North, Lexington. Contact: Dino Kent; 606.663.8180; e-mail, kyarborists@hotmail.com


American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting and 100th Anniversary. September 30 - October 4, 2003. Providence, RI. Contact: ASHS, 703.836.4606, Fax:: 703.836.2024; e-mail, ashs@ashs.org ; url, http://www.ashs.org

Middle Tennessee Nursery Association (MTNA) Horticultural Trade Show. October 3-4, 2003. McMinnville Civic Center, McMinnville, TN. Contact: Ann Halcomb, MTNA Exec. Secr., P.O. Box 822, McMinnville, TN 37111-0822; 931.668.7322; Fax, 931.668.9601; e-mail, mtna@blomand.net ; url, http://www.mtna.com orhttp://www.southeasternnursery.com/mtna

Kentucky Tree Climbing Championship and Junior Arbor Day: October 4, 2003. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Contact: Dino Kent; 606.663.8180; e-mail,kyarborists@hotmail.com


IPPS Southern Region NA. October 5-8, 2003. San Antonio, TX. Contact: Dr. David L. Morgan, 33 Warbler Drive, Bedford, TX 76021; ph. 817.428.2296; e-mail, DavidLMorgan@sbcglobal.net; url, http://www.ipps.org/SouthernNA

IPPS Western Region 44th Annual Conference. October 8-11, 2003. Portland, OR. Contact: Jim McConnell, Bailey Nurseries, Inc., 9855 NW Pike Road, Yamhill, OR 97148; 503.662.3244; e-mail, jim.mcconnell@baileynursery.com; url, http://www.ipps.org/WesternNA

Louisville Nursery Association Meeting. October 15, 2003. Lose Bros., 4530 Poplar Level Road, KY. Contact: Bonnie Ried, 502.245.6097 or Jeff Perry, 502.267.5017


Yew Dell presents FrankCabot, Garden Conservancy Founder. October 18, 2003. Yew Dell Gardens, Crestwood, KY. Contact: Director Paul Cappiello, P. O. Box 1334, Crestwood, KY 40014; 502.241.4788; Fax 502.241.8338; e-mail paulc@yewdellgardens.org; url, http://www.yewsdellgardens.com


International Lawn, Garden, and Power Equipment Expo 2001. October 18-20, 2003. Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY. Contact: Sellers Expositions, Produced by Sellers Expositions, 222 Pearl Street, Suite 300 New Albany, IN 47150 USA, 800.558.8767, 812.949.9200, Fax: 812.949.9600, url, http://Expo.mow.org


IPPS Eastern Region. October 22 -25, 2003. Portland, ME. Contact: Margot Bridgen, IPPS Executive Secretary/Treasurer, 1700 North Parish Dr., Southold, NY 11971; 631.765.9638; Fax, 631.765.9648; e-mail, ippser@earthlink.net, url http://www.ipps.org/EasternNA/meeting.htm or http://www.ipps.org/International/Index.asp?RequestPage=RegionEvents.asp

American Society of Landscape Architects. October 30-November 3, 2003. Ernest N. Morial Conv. Ctr., New Orleans, Louisiana. Contact: ASLA 636 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20001-3736; 202.898.2444; Fax: 202.898.1185; url http://www.asla.org

Junior Arbor Day. November 1, 2003. Somerset/London area. Contact: Dino Kent; 606.663.8180; e-mail, kyarborists@hotmail.com


The Green Industry Expo (GIE). November 6-8, 2003. Cervantes Convention center, St. Louis, MO. Contact: Green Industry Expo, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, NE, Suite C-135, Marietta, GA 30068; 888.303.3685; Fax, 770.579.3835; e-mail, info@gieonline.com; url, http://gieonline.com/home/


Tennessee Urban Forestry Council 12th Annual Urban Forestry Conference. November 6-7, 2003. Chattanooga Choo Choo/The Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN. Contact: Jennifer Smith, 615.352.8985; Fax 615. 352.6762 e-mail, tufc@wave3online.com; url, http://www.tufc.com


Turfgrass Council Conference and KySTMA Fall Meeting. November 10-13, 2003. Radisson Plaza Hotel and Lexington Convention Center, Lexington. Contact: David Williams; 859.623.6130; e-mail, dwilliam@uky.edu


American Specialty Cut Flower Association: Specialty Cut Flowers Inside and Out. November 12-15, 2003. The Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia. Contact: ASCFG, MPO Box 268, Oberlin, OH, 44074; 440.774.2887; Fax, 440.774.2435; e-mail, ascfg@oberlin.net; url, http://www.ascfg.org/Conf2003/NatConf.asp


The West Kentucky Chapter of the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association Meeting with KNLA. November 13, 2003, 1800. Willow Pond Catfish Restaurant, Calvert City, KY, KY. Contact: Dusty 270.527.1884; e-mail, kyflrfmr@VCI.net or Chapter President Jerry Wyatt, Wyatt Farms, 270.527.2855 or Betsie Taylor, KNLA Exec. Dir., 350 Village Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601; 502.848.0055 or 800.735.9791; Fax 502.848.0032; e-mail knla@mis.net ; url, http://www.knla.org


New Crop Opportunities Conference. November 15, 2003. Sheraton Suites Hotel, 2601 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY. Contact: Christy Cassady, 859.257.1477; Fax 859.257.2859; e-mail, cgcass0@uky.edu; url, http://www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/


The 3rd Annual Great Southern Tree Conference. December 4-5, 2003. Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, Gainesville, Fla. Contact: Julie Markowitz; e-mail, jmarkowitz@fnga.org or Rachel Faulkner; e-mail, rfaulkner@fnga.org or FNGA office; 800.375.3642: url, http://www.fnga.org/gstree/gen-info.asp