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40th Annual Turf and Landscape Management Short Course February 21-23, 2017!

This event has become one of the best opportunities for turf and landscape professionals to get updated information on the business and to obtain continuing education units for their Kentucky Pesticide Certification.

The location will be back at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, KY (10 miles south of Louisville on I-65 [exit 117]). The trade show and Lawn/Landscape rooms will be separated this year so noise should not be a factor during sessions. All venues within the Louisville area were contacted prior to making this decision. We were either too large for the conference facilities (most hotels), or the cost would have been prohibitive (Crowne Plaza, Fair Grounds). We believe we have solved the logistical problems from last year's short course so we hope you'll join us in Shepherdsville!  You can click here for directions.

A brief outline of the week includes:

TUESDAY, February 21  This day is targeted to new employees wanting to receive training and take the Pesticide Certification Exam. The exam training session will be from 9 AM to 3 PM. Exams will be given at approximately 3:15 PM for Categories 3, 6, 10, 12, 18 and 20. If taking the exam, be sure to go online and study the Core Manual and category specific material. These materials can be found here. The cost for the training session on this day is $35 if paid before February 17, 2017. Payment onsite is $50.


The initial certification exam will be given immediately after the training on Tuesday, February 21. To take exam you must pay, on site, $25.00 per person (check or money order ONLY; make check payable to Kentucky State Treasurer). DO NOT SEND THE EXAM FEE WITH YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 AND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23  Two concurrent educational sessions are offered on Wednesday: Commercial Lawn and Landscape Management and Golf. An additional session, Sports Turf, is added on Thursday. Three or more credits will be awarded by the Department of Pesticides for each day.

TRADE SHOW:  We anticipate excellent Trade Show participation on Wednesday and Thursday. New product literature will be available from about 25 to 30 green industry exhibitors.

LODGING: There are several hotel options in the conference center area including:

Best Western Plus South (click here)

Country Inn and Suites (click here)

Garden Inn and Extended Stay (click here)

Motel 6 (click here)

Sleep Inn and Suites (click here)

Super 8 Motel (click here)


GCSAA - 0.45 Wednesday, 0.45 Thursday

ISA (Arborist) - 5 Tuesday, 3 Wednesday, 4 Thursday

Indiana CCH - 3A, 3B, RT available on select talks.  Full breakdown here.

Kentucky CEU - Wed & Thurs General and Categories 3,6,10,12,18,20

REFUND POLICY: The Short Course event will be held irregardless of weather conditions.  Due to the cost and administrative requirements of this event, we cannot issue refunds.  We will, however, accept substitutions.

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For more information about this event contact ukturfscience@gmail.com or call (859) 231-0662. For questions regarding your pesticide CEU status, please click here.

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