Save the Dates – ample continuing education opportunities are just around the corner

By Chris Hartwiger and Patrick O’Brien, agronomists, Southeast Region
October 16, 2012

As the weather changes, the opportunities for learning move indoors from the golf course to classrooms.  Make plans to attend one or more turf conferences this season. 

With the completion of the Alabama Turfgrass Association’s Turfgrass Conference in early October, the 2012-2013 conference season is well underway. We always look forward to the opportunity to see old friends and are grateful any time we are asked to give a presentation. Most importantly, we look forward to learning from others. 

We hope you have made plans to attend one or more turfgrass conferences this year. For your convenience, we have outlined below a few possibilities in the Southeast Region. 


2012 Carolinas GCSA Golf Course Conference and Show

Dates:  Nov. 12-14, 2012

More Information:  Carolinas GCSA Conference and Show


2012 Missisissippi Turfgrass Annual Conference and Trade Show

Dates:  Nov. 12-13, 2012

More Information:


2012 Georgia GCSA Annual Meeting and Golf Championship

Dates:  Dec. 2-4, 2012

More Information:


2012 Georgia Urban Ag Council EDGE Expo

Dates:  Dec. 5-6, 2012

More Information:


2013 Tennessee Turfgrass Conference

Dates:  Jan. 7-9, 2013

More Information:     



We look forward to seeing all of you during conference season. Please stop and say “hello.”  In the meantime, please do not hesitate to let us know if we can be of assistance to you in any way.       

Source: Patrick O'Brien 770-229-8125 or and Chris Hartwiger 205-444-5079 or



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