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American Rose Society Great Lakes District Spring 2016 Educational Conference

Sponsoring Organization: Southwest Michigan Celebration of Roses (an ARS Affiliated non-for -profit)

Date: (April 15 th Optional Reception) April16th Educational Conference

Start Time: April 15th 5:00-7:00 Welcome Reception (optional) April 16th, 8:00-5:30 PM

End Time: April 16th 5:30 PM

Location : Bronson Athletic Club 6789 Elm ValleyDrive, Kalamazoo, Mi 49009

Description of the Event: Early Bird registration $45 by 3/15, $50 after,( inc. walk-ins), incudes: 4/15 Optional Welcome Reception hors d'oeuvres, 4/16 Continental Breakfast, snacks, beverages, four speakers, handouts, shopping at vendors and Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, GLD business meeting. Speakers inc.: Dr. Jim Hering (Ohio) "Showing and Judging Miniflora and Miniature Roses", Dr. Andy Plasz (Illinois) "Using Mode of Action and Rotation of Chemicals to Reduce Resistance", Dr, Dave Smitley (MSU Entomologist) "Winning the Battle of the Bugs-New Strategies", and Jon Wier (Michigan) "Old Garden Roses Growing, Showing and Judging these Fragrant, Hardy Beauties".
Negotiated Reduced Hotel Rates available for those attending Conference and staying overnight.

Education Credit Hours: 4 MG Credits, 4 ARS Consulting Rosarian Credits, 2 ARS Horticultural Judge Credits, 2 MDARD Pesticide Credits

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