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VTC's 43rd Annual Conference

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Program at a Glance
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
  8: 00am Pre-Conference Workshops -Half-day and full-day workshops
4: 15pm Conference Kick-Off
5: 30pm Reception at the Marketplace
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
  6: 30am Prayer Breakfast
8: 00am Concurrent Sessions
8: 30am Mechanic s Workshop
11: 00am Lunch
1: 00pm Concurrent Sessions
4: 30pm Reception at the Marketplace
6: 30pm Discussion Sessions
7: 30pm Meetings of Allied Associations
Thursday, January 16, 2003
  7: 00am Annual Meeting and Breakfast
8: 30am Concurrent Sessions
12: 00pm Conference Ends

Marketplace Schedule
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
  5:30pm - 7:00 Reception at the Marketplace Floor
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
  10: 00am - 3:00pm Marketplace Open
4:30pm - 6:15pm Reception on Marketplace Floor with Cash Bar

Tuesday, January 14, 2003
The following classes have been approved for GCSAA CEUs:
Turf Management Workshop ( 0.55 CEUs)
Golf Course Construction Issues ( 0.35 CEUs)
Turfgrass Water Issues ( 0.35 CEUs)
Why Greens Sometimes Fail ( 0.35 CEUs)

The Old Dominion Golf Course Superintendent's Association is sponsoring a GCSAA s Class titled Developing High Performance, People Oriented Golf Course Maintenance Staff. That class is on Tuesday, January 14. ( Call 1-800-472-7878 for more information or to register. )

The Conference has also been approved for PDUs

Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) CEUs
Virginia Certified Horticulturists (formerly, Virginia Certified Nurserymen) need to earn CEUs in order to maintain their certification. The VNLA has approved the following courses for CEUs.
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Pesticide Recertification
Basic Turf Management Workshop
Turfgrass Water Issues
Pesticide Certification Review Course
Groundskeeping Short Course
Spanish For the Turf Industry
Landscape Management Impacts on Soil Micobiology
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Soil Basics
Lawn and Landscape Maintenance Session
Horticulture Session Annuals/ Perennials
Horticulture Session Soil Organisms
Golf Course Session -Biostimulants
Soil Conservation Session
Overview of Turfgrass Paste Testing
New Exotic Pests for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Thursday, January 16, 2003
Physical and Biological Properties of Soil
Overview of Turfgrass Paste Testing
Lawn and Landscape Maintenance Session

Pesticide Recertification
OPTION ONE: Tuesday, January 14, 2003
A day-long seminar that features outstanding speakers and interesting, timely topics. As usual, we are working with VDACS to provide recertification for Categories 3A, 3B, 5, 6, and 10. Private Applicator and recertification credits from other states are pending.


OPTION TWO: Wednesday, January 14, 2003
The second option is new to the VTC. Persons desiring Category 3A and 3B recertifications can now take specified sequences of regularly scheduled classes on Wednesday. The two sequences available are as follows:
Category 3A and 3B
8: 00am - 10:00am Lawn & Landscape Maint. Session
10: 30am - 12:30pm Horticulture Session ( Soil Organisms)
2: 30pm - 3:00pm Special Session on Legal Issues
3:00pm - 4:30pm Golf Course Session
4:30pm - 5:00pm Special Session on Environmental Issues

Category 3B
8: 00am -10: 00am Golf Course Session
10:30am - 12: 30pm Golf Course Session
2:30pm - 3:00pm Special Session on Legal Issues
3:00pm - 4:30pm Golf Course Session
4:30pm - 5:00pm Special Session on Environmental Issues