Keynote Speakers from the 2016 Nursery/Landscape EXPO

Keynote Presenter: Aaron Davis – Attitude of a Champion

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016     10:30am – 11:50am

Attitude, mental toughness and the ability to change and adapt quickly are just a few characteristics that all champions possess. As a member of the Nebraska 1994 National Championship football team (considered by some as one of the best teams ever assembled), Aaron has a keen understanding of what it takes to achieve incredible results. Today’s corporate environment is more competitive than ever before and it’s those who are able to focus when others fold, who consistently stay at the top!

Keynote Presenter: Ahmed Hassan – Engaging Your Industry

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016     10:30am – 11:50am

Sustainability is a commonly used word these days. I’m of the opinion that it’s meaning and definition isn’t much different than the word Conscientious or the term IPM (Integrated Pest Management) where several methods of successfully controlling a pest problem are employed.

Our evolution and sustainability around work, life and landscaping requires us to live, learn, enjoy and sustain. My presentation will take the audience on a journey through time and cause folks to consider, think and become more aware of how each of us can play our own part in living, operating as green industry business owners and supporting a more sustainable landscaping and gardening practices.

You Will Not Want to Miss Out on These Breakout Sessions!

Incredible Edibles for the Garden?

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Dr. Jared Barnes joins us to show you how to jump onto the edible-movement bandwagon! Get a fresh perspective for how you can utilize edibles into your garden center or landscape business. Click here to view one of Dr. Barnes’ many YouTube videos!

Diversifying Your Plant Palette!

Have you been wanting to switch up or add to your plant lists? Join Treesearch Farm’s Heidi Sheesley as she goes over several species that you can start incorporating into your landscape business or retail garden center. Listen to Heidi speak as a guest on Gardenline with Randy Lemmon.

Water Conservation, The Mechanics and Benefits of Leading the Efforts!

Radio personality and garden columnist Dr. Calvin Finch will present on how you can get involved and make a difference in water conservation. We all need water to run our businesses, come learn how by getting involved in the water conservation efforts can not only be a stimulate to the environment, but also help you protect your business assets. Get a sneak peak at Dr. Finch speaking HERE!