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Ark. Tech poinsettias and planning in Ft. Smith

December 1, 2016
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We spent the morning in the office before loading up and heading north for a planning session with the River Valley MGs. On our way we stopped off in Russellville to attend Jim Collins last poinsettia sale at Arkansas Tech. Jim is retiring in May. These are teaching greenhouses. The students hold three plant sales a year-poinsettias in December and a spring and fall bedding plant sale. Students grow, propagate and maintain the plants along with plant sales. We purchased our plants but will pick them up on the way home tomorrow since it is too cold to leave them out in the car overnight. There is only one house of poinsettias, but three more have a jumpstart on the spring sale. Our extended warm fall has them way ahead of schedule so they will be pinching and propagating more. 

Then it was on to Ft. Smith. We checked into the newly remodeled Doubletree (formerly the Holiday Inn). 

This will be one of the MG conference hotels in 2018. It is very nice. We didn’t have much time to linger as Julie and I needed to get across town to the Learning Fields where the meeting was. We met with the chairs and treasurer to review the proposed budget before our general session.

We ended with a late dinner at a new restaurant at least for us. A good meal and now hopefully a good nights rest. 

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