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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Cassie Carver , (651) 633-4987

Minnesota Green Expo set for Jan. 4-6

MINNEAPOLIS , MINN. – The 2006 Minnesota Green Expo will take place Jan. 4-6, at the Minneapolis Convention Center . The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and the Minnesota Turf & Grounds Foundation (MTGF) are partners in the regional trade show and educational program which targets a broad spectrum of green industry professionals. The show includes 90 educational seminars and over 900 trade show booths and exhibits. For exhibit or registration information visit www.minnesotagreenexpo.com; call 651-633-4987 or toll free 888-886-6652.

Highlights of the three-day educational program include:

Seminars for landscape & irrigation professionals:

  • Negotiating and People Management – Charles Vander Kooi
  • On the Job & In the Office with Winnescapes – Richard Winnestaffer
  • Creating Inspiring Gardens – Julie Moir Messervy

Seminars for golf course/turf & grounds professionals:

  • Why Golf Greens Sometimes Fail - Bob Carron
  • Turf Disease Control Products – Bruce Clarke
  • Turf Around the World – James Beard

Seminars for growers, garden centers, arborists & florists:

  • Creating a Customer Experience & Innovative Merchandising for Profit – John Stanley
  • Perennials – John Elsley
  • Life of a Tree – John Ball
  • Oak Pests & Problems - Guy Sternberg
  • Floral Design Seminars

For a comprehensive list of seminars and speakers, please visit www.minnesotagreenexpo.com .

The show's audience includes nursery and greenhouse growers; garden center operators; landscape and irrigation contractors; landscape designers; lawn, tree and gardening professionals; golf course and park superintendents; school and cemetery grounds supervisors; sports turf managers; recreation and park directors; florists; and arborists. Over 7,000 green industry professionals are expected to attend from Minnesota , Wisconsin , Iowa , North Dakota , and South Dakota .

Connected by climate-controlled skyway to hotels, restaurants, parking, sports, shopping, theaters, and other attractions, the Minneapolis Convention Center is one of the most exhibitor-friendly facilities in the country.


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