"for a greener Tennessee"

53rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow
January 7 - 9, 2019
Embassy Suites
1200 Conference Center Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Printable Conference Schedule

Conference Agenda at a Glance

Sunday, January 6, 2019

 

 

4:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Early Arrivals & Early Registration

Monday, January 7, 2019

 

 

7 AM

 

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

General Session

12:30 - 1:30 PM

 

Lunch on your own

1:30 - 4:30  PM

 

General Session

4:30 - 5:30 PM

 

TGCSA & TVSTMA Annual Meetings

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

 

 

7 AM

 

Registration Open

7 - 11:30 AM

 

Tradeshow Booth Set-up

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

Lunch in the Trade Show

12:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Trade Show Open

4:30 - 5:00 PM

 

Reception

5:00 - 10 PM

 

Tradeshow Booth Breakdown

5:00 -7:00 PM

 

TTA Annual Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony with Keynote Speaker

 

 

Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

 

 

8 AM

 

Registration Open

8:30 AM - 12 PM

 

Concurrent Sessions

1:00 PM  Concurrent Sessions Adjourn

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Pesticide Exam




Monday, January 7, 2019

Turfgrass Science Workshop


8 00 AM - 10:45 AM

Please Welcome, My Next Guest: Candid interviews on the turfgrass industry from Drs. Sorochan, Brosnan, Samples and Nikolai

Hosted by Dr. Brandon Horvath, University of TN






10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


BREAK



11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Managing Turf to Meet Expectations

Dr. Thom Nikolai, Michigan State University




11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Managing the Crap Apps

David Drobny
NashSevereWx.com




12:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Lunch on Your Own


Professional Development Workshop


1:30 PM - 4:30 pm

The Fundamentals of Winning: Mental Toughness, Culture, Results
Stonewall Solutions



4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

TGCSA Annual Meeting

4:30 - 6:00 PM

TVSTMA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Golf Turf

Sod Workshop

Sports Turf


Shark Tank:

Best Grass for TN Greens



Ways to Grow Your Business

Panel Discussion


Licensing New Varieties Automated Harvesting Equipment H2A and H2B Labor Laws Installing Sod


Panelists

Dr. Jay McCurdy, MS State Dr. Casey Reynolds, TPI Jason Pooler, Tri-Turf Sod

Bobby Winstead, Winstead Turf Farm


Moderator

Bob McCurdy, McCurdy Sod Farm




Ultradwarf?

Creeping bentgrass?

Zosiagrass?





Hear pitches explaining why each grass is best for TN putting greens and see what “sharks” buy into

each idea.




8:30 AM –

10:45 AM

Ultradwarf: Rod Lingle Creeping Bentgrass: Chris Sykes Zoysiagrass: Dr. John Sorochan

The Sharks

Dr. Brandon Horvath,

Trey Cutshall, Dan Johnson

Jim West

8:30 AM-

9:50 AM


8:30 AM –

9:30 AM

One Field, One Season


Chad Price, CSFM Carolina Green


Moderators Jason Sanderson Dr. Jim Brosnan




10:45 AM–

BREAK

9:50 AM -

BREAK



11:00 AM

10:00 AM






10:00 AM –

Regulations for Trucking Sod on Tennessee Interstates


9:30 AM –

Beyond Baseball: A Full Scale Look at Managing Dodger Stadium



10:30 AM

Brad Wilbanks Tennessee Highway Patrol

10:30 AM

Jordan Lorenz Los Angeles Dodgers




10:30 AM-

11:00 AM

Farm Succession & Estate Planning – What to Do Now!

Alan Galloway


10:30 AM -

10:45 AM


BREAK




University of Tennessee




11:00 AM –

Lessons Learned in the South- east This Year


Ways to Grow Your Business

Panel Discussion


Sod Tensile Strength Dicamba Regulations Miscellaneous


Panelists:

Dr. Jay McCurdy, MS State Dr. Casey Reynolds, TPI Jason Pooler, Tri-Turf Sod

Bobby Winstead, Winstead Turf Farm


Moderator: Bob McCurdy, McCurdy Sod Farm



12:00 PM

Addison Barden, United States





Golf Association








The Art of Sports Turf Management



11:00 AM–

10:45 AM –




12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Stephen Crockett, CSFM





Union City Turfgrass Management

12:00 PM–

4:00 PM

Lunch in the TRADE SHOW

4:30 PM -

5:00 PM

Cocktail Function

5:00 PM -

7:00 PM

TTA Annual Business Meeting & Awards with Keynote Speaker, Rodney Smith, Jr., founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service

Emcee: Scott Senseman

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Golf Turf


Sports Turf

Pesticide Licensing Exam. There is an additional fee to participate in this session.



Golf Course Architecture 101



Sports Turf Weed Control on a Budget



8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Bradley S. Klein
Golf Channel

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Dr. Jay McCurdy Mississippi State University



Training for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Pesticide Certification Exam






8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Learn All You Need for the Category 3 and Category 7 Exams Required to be a Certified Applicator in TN


Dr. Darrell Hensley


9:30 AM – 9:40 AM


BREAK


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM


The Importance of Field Quality at the High School and College Level




Jeff Forehand


University of Tennessee




Lipscomb University





Superintendent Survival Guide for the Next 20 Yearss





9:40 AM – 10:40 AM


Bradley S. Klein
Golf Channel


 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

BREAK




Renovating an Old Clas- sic to Meet Today’s Ex- pectations


SIS Grass: Reinforced Athletic Field Playing Surfaces for The Future



Take the Exam to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator in TN


Dr. Darrell Hensley University of Tennessee

10:40 AM – 11:15 AM

Dan Stump Chickasaw Country Club

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Dr. Kyley Dickson University of Tennessee





Synthetic Turf





Maintenance: What You





Need To Know




11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Dr. Dan Strunk

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


What Championships Are Made Of


Western Kentucky

University


11:15 AM – 1:00 PM


Keith Wood Quail Hollow Club






Planning and Constructing a Ball Field with Limited Resources



12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Brad Myers





Grace Christian





Academy Leiper’s Fork


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