2020 Horticultural Event Speakers

2020 Horticultural Event Speakers

Our most robust lineup to date, we had some of the leading industry experts ready to share their vast knowledge and years of industry experience. Speakers included: Dr. Charlie Hall, Chris Beytes, Dr. Ann Chase, Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Dr. Chris Currey, and many more!

We had 20 educational sessions featuring information for ornamental growers, garden centers, edible crop production, marketing and social media, plant varieties, and cannabis/hemp cultivation.

For the full schedule, bios of speakers and topic descriptions download the bulletin now!

Did you miss a seminar?

Don't worry, we are recording them all. Click the speakers name of which seminar you would like to see and there will be a video link on their page, next to the respective topic.












Chris Beytes

Acres Online Live

Dr. Charlie Hall

Texas A&M

Making Strategic Decisions in the Midst of Uncertainty

Dr. Ann Chase

Chase Ag Consulting

The Mysterious World of Disease Diagnosis

Sam Thoman

Strawberry Fields

Merging Cannabis with the Horticulture Industry

Emily Myrick

BFG Supply Co.

Email Marketing for Growers & Garden Centers

Chris Beytes

New Varieties

Dr. Chris Currey

Iowa State University

Flowers to Food: Hydroponic Production primer for Ornamental Growers

Ben Polzin

Down to Earth Garden Center

How was your Spring?

Jared Babik


Complete Water Management & Integration for Indoor Cultivation

Ryan McEnaney

Bailey Nurseries

Social Media Tips and Tricks

Mike Gooder


Let's get down to business: Calculating and Knowing Real Crop Costs

Dr. Raymond Cloyd

Kansas State University

Pesticides and Biological Control: Can They Be Used Together?

Theresa Mieseler

Shady Acres

Herb Farm Unusual, Interesting, and Uncommon Herbs to Discover and Enjoy

Tony Beckmann

Taller Horticulture

Follow the Light: Horticulture Lighting Solutions

Dr. Hannah Mathers

Sustainable Weed Control Strategies

Jessica DeGraaf

Proven Winners

Tips and Tricks to Engage and Communicate More Effectively with Your Customers

Chris Beytes

Garden Center Panel Discussion: Planning for 2021

Kurt Becker


Greenhouse Sanitations: New Uses for Old Tools

Dr. Raymond Cloyd

 Kansas State University

Plant Protection Strategies for Cannabis Production

Harvey Lang


Growing Vegetative Geraniums - Kicking it UP A Notch!


Plant Connection/Varieties

Grower Business/Industry


Veggie/Edible Crops

Retail/Garden Center

Ornamental Growing