Tri-State Green Industry Conference ’24

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd
Cincinnati, OH  45246


Early Bird Registration: $95 (includes lunch and break snacks)

Must be received by midnight, Wednesday, January 24th

Register now:

Early Bird Registration (until Midnight, January 24th) $95.00
Late Registration (after January 24th) $150.00
Students (email Maria Gulley for the registration code) FREE
Educators $50.00
On-Site Registration (at the door, February 1stLunch not included) $150.00

For bulk registration (10+ attendees) email Maria Gulley

Don’t miss this premier Tri-State Green Industry Educational Event:

  • Cutting-edge horticultural training sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Vendor/Trade Show
  • Pesticide Re-certification (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) and professional credit opportunities
  • More details at

Ten Education Tracks:

  1. Annuals & Perennials
  2. Trees & Shrubs
  3. Turfgrass Management
  4. Greenhouse & Urban Agriculture
  5. General Pest & Disease Management
  6. Emerging Ideas & Issues: with Boxwood Symposium in the afternoon
  7. Landscape Ecosystems
  8. Worker Safety
  9. Spanish (sessions will be entirely in Spanish)
  10. Educators

Business Opportunity:  Be a Trade Show Exhibitor

Increase sales by being a Trade Show Exhibitor!

Click this hotlink to register and select “Trade Show Exhibitor”:

The Tri-State Green Industry Conference is a collaborative educational effort between the following organizations, arboreta, and botanical gardens, as well as Green Industry leaders:

  • Ohio State University Extension
  • Purdue Extension
  • University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • University of Cincinnati
  • The Boone County Arboretum
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Questions? E-mail Maria Gulley at:

Start 2024 with Pumpkin Boot Camp!

weight liftingAttention pumpkin growers! Start your New Year off right by getting your pumpkin production skills in shape! No matter if you just started growing this crop or are an experienced grower, this workshop will feature both basic and advanced topics to help you grow high quality fruit for your customers. Topics and speakers will include:

-Hybrid Selection, Fungicide Selection and Efficacy (J. Jasinski)
-Weed, Disease and Insect Management Programs (C. Galbraith, F. Rotondo, A. Leach)
-Labor Issues, Marketing Tips and Measuring Profitability (M. Jodlowski, R. Leeds, E. Richer)

The workshop will be held January 30, 2023 from 10am-2pm at the OSU Extension Delaware County Office, Byxbe Building, 1610 SR 521, Delaware, OH 43015.

Registration for the event is required by Jan. 23, 2024. Cost of the event is $25 and includes lunch plus handouts. Use the URL or the QR code below to pay for the workshop using a credit card or to pay by check. We are currently seeking pesticide license CEU’s from ODA for this event. Don’t delay – Commit to do better in 2024!

For more information, please contact Jim Jasinski,, 937-484-1526.

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Soil Health Webinar Series

Please join us for the 2024 Soil Health Webinar Series. To register, visit

Topics and Speakers:

January 11: Soil Health: Who’s the J.A.M. at OSU? – Dr. Jim Ippolito, Dr. Asmita Murumkar, and Dr. Manbir Rakkar, The Ohio State University

February 8: Grower Panel – Cover Crop Info Drop

March 7: What’s the beef with Soil Health and livestock? – Dr. Anna Cates, University of Minnesota, Dr. Mary Drewnoski, University of Nebraska & Doug Jackson-Smith, The Ohio State University

Soil Health Webinar Series 2024 Flyer

Farmer/Farmland Owner Tax Webinar

Are you a farmer or farmland owner wanting to learn more about the recent tax law issues? If so, join us for this webinar on Friday, December 15th, 2023, from 10 am to noon. This webinar is a part of our Farm Office Live Series and serves as our Farm Office Live! Webinar for December. To register for this webinar, go to

This webinar will focus on issues related to farmer and farmland owner income tax returns, the latest news on CAUV and property taxes in Ohio, and the big changes to the Ohio Commercial Activity Tax (CAT). This two-hour program will be presented in a live webinar format via Zoom by OSU Extension Educators Barry Ward, David Marrison, Jeff Lewis, and Purdue faculty member Dr. Michael Langemeier. Individuals who operate farms, own property, or are involved with renting farmland should participate.

Topics to be discussed during this webinar include (subject to change based on tax law change):

  • Economic Outlook
  • Depreciation Update
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor
  • Corporate Transparency Act/Beneficial Owners Information Reporting
  • 1099-K Changes
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Basis Allocation Land Acquisition – Allocating Basis to Residual Fertility for Future Deductions
  • Defining Farm Income to Avoid Paying Estimated Tax
  • Keeping an Eye Forward on Estate/Gift Tax Limitation
  • Reminder – Keeping an Eye on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Provisions Sunsetting After 2025 Tax Year
  • Ohio Tax Update (CAUV/Property Tax Update, CAT Changes, Beginning Farmer Tax Credit, Ohio Tax Law Interpretation – Ohio Supreme Court Issues New Ruling)
  • Indiana Tax Update

To register:

For more information, contact Barry Ward at or Jeff Lewis at