Credit Opportunities

7/26/16 - 2016 Turfgrass Selection and Identification Workshop, Amherst MA

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Location: Stockbridge Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 AM Attendee check-in

9:00 – 11:30 AM Turfgrass selection lecture and discussion

Presented By Dr. J. Scott Ebdon

11:30 – 12:15 Lunch (provided)

12:15 – 3:00 Turfgrass identification lecture and hands-on lab session

Presented by Mr. Jason D. Lanier

3:00 PM Pesticide contact hours awarded

3:30 – 4:30PM Optional session for workshop participants to view NTEP trials at Joseph Troll Turf Research Center in South Deerfield, MA (1 additional pesticide contact hour)

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report CEUs

 

7/28/16 - Down to Earth Summer Conference, Walpole MA

Thursday, July 28, 2016

8:00am to 4:00pm

Norfolk Aggie 400 Main Street

Walpole, MA 02071

All day Educational Conference with Multiple Eduational Topics and Tracs

Registration and Information

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please fill out the online form to report credits

 

8/6/16 - Bud Grafting - Monroe, ME

Saturday, August 6, 2016

10am to 3pm

North Branch Farm 

122 Stream Rd
Monroe, Maine 04951


Please outline agenda if there are separate classes that would qualify for credits (you will also have the opportunity to attach an agenda) *

Bud grafting is a great way to start your own fruit trees as well as many ornamentals. "Budding" uses individual buds from this year’s new growth to graft onto rootstock already set in the nursery. Taught by Seth Yentes at North Branch Farm. Seth grafts thousands of trees every year. All major tree fruit species will be covered. MOFGA will supply the buds and the rootstock. Participants should bring their own knives as well as a bag lunch.
4 AOLCP CEUs
8/9/16 - Introduction to the Native Flora of Maine, Boothbay, ME

Introduction to the Native Flora of Maine with Melissa Cullina

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, Maine 04537

Tuesday-Thursday, August 9-11, 2016

10am to 4pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please use the online form to report credits

 

9/8/16 - Horticultural Ecology, Boothbay, ME

Horticultural Ecology with Bill Cullina

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, Maine 04537

Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9, 2016

10am to 5pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please use the online form to report credits

9/22/16 - Sustainable Horticultural Practices, Boothbay, ME

Sustainable Horticultural Practices

with Irene Brady Barber and Gary Fish

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23, 2016

10 a.m. - 5 p.m

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report credits

9/29/16 - Invasive Plants: Issues, Identification, and Ecology, Boothbay, ME

Invasive Plants: Issues, Identification, and Ecology

with Ted Elliman

 

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 

 Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30, 2016

 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report credits


 

10/11/16 - Invasive Plant Symposium, UConn Storrs, CT

October 11, 2016

8:00am-4:30pm

UConn Storrs Campus

 

 

Information and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please fill out the online form to report these credits

 

Nationally-recognized Keynote speaker, Jil Swearingen, co-author of Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas will present “We’re Moving on Up: Invasive Plants Heading North.”

Karl Wagener, Executive Director of the Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality, will speak on “Connecticut’s Future: Rooted in Choice”. 

William Hyatt, Vice Chair of the Connecticut Invasive Plants Council, will provide a legislative update.

Charlotte Pyle, recently retired from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver closing remarks.

Concurrent afternoon sessions will include:

·         What Are Other States Doing?  Panel discussion with New England invasive plant experts.

·         Native Plants for Our Pollinators – Creating a balanced and healthy pollinator environment.

·         Management of Key Invasives: Success Stories and Progress Reports

·         Biological Control: No Animal Too Small – Learn about these valuable invasive plant management tools.

·         Aquatic Invasive Plants – Updates on Hydrilla and other new aquatic invasive plant threats.

·         Plants to Watch Out For – What are the new invasives that threaten our borders?

Research and management posters, an invasive plant identification area, and other educational exhibits will be featured throughout the day.

The program and press release are attached for your review. These and other materials, including online registration information, are available on the CIPWG website at www.cipwg.uconn.edu.

 


10/13/16 - Selecting Native Woody Plants for the Maine Garden, Boothbay, ME

Selecting Native Woody Plants for the Maine Garden

with Justin Nichols

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, 2016

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please use the online form to report credits

11/17/16 - Introduction to Low Impact Forestry - Unity, ME

Thursday, November 17, 2016

10:00am to 4pm

 

MOFGA's Education Center 294

Crosby Brook Road

Unity, Maine 04988

This introductory course is intended to bring everyone up to speed on Low Impact Forestry principles and practices. We will cover a diverse array of topics ranging from silviculture to woodland ecology, but also including logging equipment, legal considerations of forestry activities, creation of management plans, and more. This course will be taught by loggers, landowners, and foresters. We will do some work at the Common Ground Woodlot in Unity, but we will also visit neighboring woodlots to learn more about woodlot management styles and options. The workshop will include instruction and practice on topics including:

* Managing woodlands for sustained economic and ecological value
* Planning and carrying out timber harvests
* Woodland species ID and characteristics
* Minimizing residual stand damage
* Adding value to your forest products

 

Event Registration and Details

AOLCPs, please report CEUs here

4 AOLCP CEUs