Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Another Successful Indiana Green Expo Despite the Polar Vortex

In January (January 8-10, 2014) the Purdue Turf Program and the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation hosted the Indiana Green Expo (IGE) in cooperation with the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association. The IGE is Indiana's most comprehensive green industry educational conference and trade show. It is a time of education, new products and networking with industry members. The IGE featured 123 exhibiting companies from around the country. The approximately 1,600 attendees that braved the polar vortex to make it to this year's conference come from a variety of backgrounds including business owners, managers and staff of wholesale and retail nurseries, landscape management firms, golf course superintendents and staff, grounds maintenance departments, landscape design and installation firms, lawn care companies, garden centers, consulting firms, educational institutions, suppliers and more!
  • This year's conference provided education with eight concurrent sessions featuring 60 different speakers.
  • Purdue speakers from Agriculture Economics, Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, and Forestry and Natural Resources contributed to the meeting amongst our other invited in-state and out-of-state speakers.
  • Bob Brame, retired USGA Agronomist was honored with the MRTF Distinguished Service Award
  • 10 students were awarded scholarships from the MRTF
The conference was a success again this year and continues to provide information and education among the Midwest turf professionals and the green industry. Thank you for your support!
Mark your calendars for next year's Indiana Green Expo, January 21-23, 2015.


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