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HIS day 1

January 4, 2019

Today kicked off a great day of horticulture education at the horticulture industry show in Fayetteville.  The theme of the show was pollinators, and the keynote speaker this morning was Ray Moranz from the Xeres Society on What can you do to save pollinators.his jan4.19 (2)

After the keynote address, we broke into the various commodity sections with our section being Master Gardener and Public Gardens, but there are also sections on fruit, vegetables, organic/sustainable, local foods, and Christmas trees.  In the consumer section, we had some excellent presentations starting off with Kitty Sanders on the Butterfly House at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks,his jan4.19 (7) followed by Terri Phelan on grant opportunities, his jan4.19 (13)then Ananada Moscoso-Schmitt on display gardens on the UA campus, his jan4.19 (14)then Pollinator plants in lawns by Michelle Wisdom,his jan4.19 (17) and then after the break, Shannon Mason on the Floriculture Program opportunities at the UA his jan4.19 (21)Julie Treat ending with the annual plant trial.  The presentations were top-notch and showcased a lot of innovative ideas.his jan4.19 (1)

We had great participation all day with our classes.  his jan4.19 (11)his jan4.19 (19)

Tonight a group of us went to dinner and had some lively horticulture discussions.  dinner jan4 (4)dinner jan4 (9)dinner jan4.19 (3)

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