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1 Greenhouse Operations & Management Short Course I June 5 th, 6 th, and 7th, 2012 Tuesday, June 5 th Greenhouse Operations & Management Presenter 12:15-12:45 Registration 12:45-1:00 Welcome/Introductions/Verify Roster Jim Duever 1:00-2:30 Greenhouse Maintenance Pete Hummert 2:30-3:30 Water The Oldest Way to Kill Plants Steve Millett 3:30-3:45 Trivia Competition & Break Megan Lavy 3:45-4:45 Plant Nutrition & Hands-on Water Analysis Steve Millett 4:45-5:00 Hydroponic Garden Steve Millett Wednesday, June 6 th Plant Production and Greenhouse Tour Presenter 8:00-9:00 Hands-on Irrigation and Misting Keith Templin 9:15-10:15 Veggie Production for Classroom Gardens Ryan Barker & Steve Eigsti 10:30-11:30 Hands-on Plant Propagation Sven Svenson 11:30-12:15 Box Lunch provided by Hummert 12:15-1:15 Tomato Grafting Tom Goeke 1:15-1:30 Travel to Herman s Farm Orchard 1:30-2:30 Hands-on Tomato Grafting Tom Goeke 2:30-2:45 Travel to Thies Farm & Greenhouses 2:45-4:00 Large Scale Vegetable Production Darrel & David Thies 4:00-4:15 Travel back to Hummert Thursday, June 7 th Greenhouse Management & Production Presenter 8:00-9:00 Spring Crops Patrick Steppuhn 9:15-10:15 Patrick on Poinsettias Patrick Steppuhn 10:30-11:30 Greenhouse IPM Steve Millett 11:30-12:00 Ordering Plants & Cuttings Cathy Webb 12:00-12:45 BBQ Lunch provided by Hummert 12:45-1:30 Environmental Control Systems Cliff Hoogland 1:45-2:30 Horticulture Substrates Steve Millett 2:30-2:45 Wrap-up, competition award, and certificates Megan Lavy 2:45-3:00 Tour of Hummert International Megan Lavy The St. Louis Cardinals play Cleveland Indians June 8 th, 9 th, & 10th

2 Greenhouse Operations & Management Short Course II June 12 th, 13 th, and 14 th, 2012 Tuesday, June 12 th Greenhouse Operations & Management Presenter 12:15-12:45 Registration 12:45-1:00 Welcome/Introductions/Verify Roster Jim Duever 1:00-2:30 Greenhouse Maintenance Pete Hummert 2:30-3:30 Water The Oldest Way to Kill Plants Steve Millett 3:30-3:45 Trivia Competition & Break Megan Lavy 3:45-4:45 Plant Nutrition & Hands-on Water Analysis Steve Millett 4:45-5:00 Hydroponic Garden Steve Millett Wednesday, June 13 th Plant Production and Greenhouse Tour Presenter 8:00-9:00 Hands-on Irrigation and Misting Keith Templin 9:15-10:15 Veggie Production for Classroom Gardens Ryan Barker & Steve Eigsti 10:30-11:30 Hands-on Plant Propagation Sven Svenson 11:30-12:15 Box Lunch provided by Hummert 12:15-1:15 Tomato Grafting Tom Goeke 1:15-1:30 Travel to Herman s Farm Orchard 1:30-2:30 Hands-on Tomato Grafting Tom Goeke 2:30-2:45 Travel to Thies Farm & Greenhouses 2:45-4:00 Large Scale Vegetable Production Darrel & David Thies 4:00-4:15 Travel back to Hummert Thursday, June 14 th Greenhouse Management & Production Presenter 8:00-9:00 Spring Crops Patrick Steppuhn 9:15-10:15 Patrick on Poinsettias Patrick Steppuhn 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:30 Greenhouse IPM Steve Millett 11:30-12:00 Ordering Plants & Cuttings Cathy Webb 12:00-12:45 BBQ Lunch provided by Hummert 12:45-1:30 Environmental Control Systems Cliff Hoogland 1:45-2:30 Horticulture Substrates Steve Millett 2:30-2:45 Wrap-up, competition award, and certificates Megan Lavy 2:45-3:00 Tour of Hummert International Megan Lavy The St. Louis Cardinals play the Chicago White Sox on June, 12 th, 13 th, & 14 th

3 Hummert Greenhouse Short Course Speakers Ryan Barker, Community Educator, Gateway Greening - Responsible for outreach and teaching. Visits gardeners, propagates, and works with volunteers. Received a BS from Missouri State Univ. and a MLA from Univ. of Minnesota. Experience includes outdoor educator, civil servant, and ethanol researcher, Ecuadorian forester, and youth garden educator. Tom Goeke, owner & grower, Hermans Farm Orchard - Tom is Hummert s 2012 Innovator of the Year for his cutting edge tomato grafting research and commitment to agriculture education. Steve Eigsti, Youth Programs Coordinator, Gateway Greenning - Coordinates STL school garden program. Provides technical support, creates garden-based curriculum, and advises St. Louis public schools, child care providers, and other community organizations. Grew up on an IL farm and spent summers detasseling corn & picking strawberries. Received a BS in History Education from Goshen College. Taught 7th grade social studies. Dr. Sven Svenson, Assistant Professor, Southeast Missouri State University - Previously he was at Oregon State Univ. Research Station in Willamette and at the Univ. of Florida. Pete Hummert, Vice President of Finance, Hummert International - Pete manages the Greenhouse Sales & Design Department. He has a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Missouri and has more than 25 years of horticulture experience, particularly greenhouse design & construction. Pete works closely with schools and FFA chapters. Dr. Steve Millett, Technical Advisor, Hummert International - Steve has more than twenty years experience in horticulture. He has a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin; a M.S. from Clemson University; and a B.S. from Truman State University. Steve has been a professor, NSF visiting scientist, gypsy moth program coordinator, turfgrass fertility scientist, greens keeper, garden center manager, and author. Patrick Steppuhn, Regional Sales Representative, Hummert International - Patrick s territory includes IL, MO, & KY. He has more than 30 years experience in horticulture and has grown more than one million poinsettias and countless other ornamental plants working with the biggest companies in horticulture. He is a Vietnam Veteran. Cathy Webb, Plants & Cuttings, Hummert International - Cathy is Hummert International s Plants & Cuttings expert. She has exceptional depth and range in horticulture experience. Cliff Hoogland, General Manager, Phytotronics - Cliff has an Associate s degree in Horticulture from STLCC at Meramec and is currently a business management student at St. Louis Community College. Cliff was the horticulturalist at the St. Louis Zoo for seven years. Before coming to Phytotronics, he was a crew leader for a leading landscape company in St. Louis. Keith Templin, Turf & Irrigation Sales Specialist, Hummert International - Keith has more than 15 years of experience in the turf industry. He was an assistant superintendent in KC, NY, and STL. He is a Mizzou graduate with an emphasis in Landscape Design and Turf Management. Keith also coaches high school lacrosse. Darel Thies, David Thies of Thies Farm & Greenhouses - Thies Farm and Greenhouses is a fifth generation farm that has been in business at the same St. Louis location since Homegrown produce is handpicked everyday and delivered to farmers markets throughout the St. Louis area. Megan Lavy, Sales Representative Megan has a BS is AG Education from the University of Missouri. 10 years experience in the greenhouse and floral industry.

4 17 th Annual Greenhouse Operations and Management Short Course Registration Form Please fill out the entire registration form. Please select the workshop you would like to attend: Greenhouse Operations & Management I June 5 th, 6 th, & 7 th, 2012 (Space is limited to 22 Attendees, $275 per person) Greenhouse Operations & Management II June 12 th, 13 th, & 14 th, 2012 (Space is limited to 22 Attendees, $275 per person) Name: School: Address: Street City State Zip Code Evening Phone: Daytime phone: Cell phone: Fax: Enclosed is registration fee of: $275 per workshop X Number of Attendees Total Amount $ : Check #: Purchase order: If you wish to pay by credit card please contact us at: or Would you like tourist information about St. Louis for your family? YES NO Do you need transportation from the airport to the hotel and/or from the hotel to Hummert International? YES NO Please provide the information requested below, so the Workshops can be tailored just for you. 1. How long have you been teaching? 2. How long have you been teaching horticulture? 3. What grade levels do you teach? 4. Does your school have a greenhouse? YES NO 5. If so what size? L x W: Total Square Feet: 6. Are there any topics you would like to see added to the agenda? To guarantee your spot in the course(s), please complete & mail, or fax the registration form with your payment to the address below. Refer to the enclosed map for the names and locations of the hotels in our area. Please be sure to copy the map should you mail in this registration form. Hotel registration is the responsibility of the attendee. Please notify the hotel receptionist that you are attending the Hummert International Greenhouse Short Course when making a reservation. Mail to: Hummert International 4500 Earth City Expressway Earth City, MO Attn: Greenhouse Workshop Or Fax: Questions?: us at:

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