NYSNLA Educational Symposium - January 27, 2021

Series Kick-Off – Hosted by NYSNLA
Wednesday, January 27, 2021                       
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Credits Available: 4.0 CNLP Credits | .5 DEC Credit | ISA Credits Pending

Symposium Schedule

Welcoming Remarks & Sponsor Acknowledgements
by NYSNLA President Anthony Caggiano

Association Updates  
Introduction of 2021 Executive Team, Overview of 2021 Plans/Programs, Membership Resources Quick Tour (utilizing our New Website)

“The View from Albany” – New York State Government & Regulatory Updates
Moderated by NYSNLA Advocacy Committee Chair Melissa Caggiano

This “round robin” session will provide attendees with important information and the latest updates from New York State Government—including updates on the COVID-19 response, new legislative session, DEC, DOT, DOL and other State Agency Updates

Invited Experts and Officials to include:

  • Rick Zimmerman from NYAFEC
  • Jeff Williams from NYFB
  • Chris Logue from Ag & Markets Plant Division
  • Scott Menrath or someone else from DEC (Pesticide Licensing)
  • Assembly Member Donna Lupardo, Chair of Agriculture Committee, NYS Assembly  

Break  (10 Minutes)

“Mini-Sessions” on Insurance Coverage & Damage Prevention 

Break  (10 Minutes)

Proven Winners’ “Greatest Hits” Presentation 

Part 1 - “Stunning New Proven Winners® Annuals Sure To Enhance Your Landscapes”
with John Antonelli, Regional Sales Representative, Four Star Greenhouse
Get an exciting preview of the newest Proven Winners® annual introductions . . . bred and developed for extraordinary performance. 

Part 2 - “New Proven Winners® ColorChoice® woody ornamentals for 2021: what’s coming for landscapers, retailers and growers this spring”
with Jane Beggs-Joles, Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, MI, Landscape Program Manager
Get inspired for spring with new plants that are easier to grow, maintain, and sell! 

Part 3 - “Amazing Proven Winners® perennial selections that will make your job easier”
with Josh Roggenbuck, Walter’s Gardens, Holland, MI, Regional Product Manager
A collection of upgraded perennial varieties that save labor and provide season extending color to the landscapes where they are installed.

Symposium Wrap-Up/Sneak Peek at Upcoming Virtual Education Day Sessions  .


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