35th Annual Conference and Trade Show

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • 8:30 AM
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • The Event VenueHoliday Inn in Fargo, ND 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103


Registration is closed

35th Annual Conference and Trade Show

Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND
3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103


  • 3-day member registration: $350.00 
  • 1-day member registration: $250.00 
  • 3-day student registration: $50.00 

NOTE:  Annual membership fees are included in this years event registration

Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, February 25th

11:00am - 12:00pm: Registration and Networking
12:00pm - 12:30pm: Opening Remarks
12:30pm - 1:00pm: North Dakota BMP Initiative (Garrett Schultz, Steve Randall)
1:00pm - 2:00pm: A Decade at Target Field (Larry Divito, MN Twins)
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Purchasing New Products and Technologies (Dr. Aaron Patton, Purdue)
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Bully Pulpit Restoration and Renovation Project (Kyle Fick)
4:00pm - 8:00pm: Trade Show/Social

Wednesday, February 26th
7:00am - 7:30am: Registration and Networking
7:30am - 9:00am: Golf Course Renovation Panel (moderator: Matt Cavanaugh, Rush Creek)
7:30am - 9:00am: Why Your Crabgrass Control Program Isn’t Working (Dr. Aaron Patton, Purdue)
9:00am - 11:30am: Trade Show
11:30am - 12:15pm: NCTGA Annual Meeting
12:15pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Tee it Forward and 36 Years of Turf Tips (Larry Gilhuly, retired USGA)
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Turfgrass Breeding and Variety Selection for Lawns/Sports (Dr. Eric Watkins, UMN)
3:00pm - 5:00pm: Golf Course Operational Organization and Staffing (Roger Stewart, retired TPC)
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Tree Selection, Planting, and Maintenance (Sam DeMarais, Fargo Parks)
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Soil and Fertility Management for Lawns (Dr. Kristina Walker, UMN-Crookston)
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Social/Silent Auction/Raffle

Thursday, February 27th
7:00am - 7:30am: Registration and Networking
7:30am - 9:00am: Vendor Seminars- New Product Updates
9:00am - 11:30am: The Five Levels of Leadership (Steve Keating, Lead Today)
12:00pm - 3:00pm: NCTGA Board Meeting

*Conference pricing remains unchanged from last year and includes your 2020 NCTGA membership dues

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