USU Extension co-sponsoring ‘green’ conference

Utah State University Extension is co-sponsoring “Utah In Bloom.” The 2011 Utah Green Industry Conference and Trade Show will be held January 24-26 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.The conference is intended for those in the Utah green industry, including landscape designers, contractors and managers, arborists, garden center personnel, greenhouse growers and anyone who works with plants on a professional level.The program includes workshop tracks on irrigation, landscape design and construction, garden centers and greenhouses, trees, turf and sports turf and information for landscape professionals. Included in the program are opportunities for continuing education credits for pesticide applicators, certified arborists and others.A trade show will be held Tuesday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

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