43rd Annual Turf and Landscape Management Short Course February 18-20, 2020

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]). You can click here for directions.

A brief outline of the week includes:

TUESDAY, February 18  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 is $40 if paid before February 14, 2020. Payment onsite is $60.


The initial certification exam will be given immediately after the training on Tuesday, February 18. 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 19 AND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20  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.  The pre-registration price for each day is $40 per person per day when paid before February 14th.  Payment onsite is $60 per person per 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)


Kentucky has awarded 4 general and 2 specific hours for Wednesday as well as 4 general and 2 specific hours for Thursday.  KY specific hours will include categories 3, 6, 10, 12, 18 and 20.  GCSAA, ISA (Arborist), Indiana CCH, and STMA credits will be also be available.

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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Thank you to our sponsors!

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.

Pre-registration is now closed.  We will be accepting on-site registrations each day at the conference.