Calendar of Events

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Keep up-to-date on Forrest Keeling events like our annual Field Days. We also post other items of interest from the nursery and green industry, including conferences and symposiums that we support and at which are scheduled to present a paper or have a booth.

Our calendar is updated frequently so check back often.

January, 2017

Arkansas Big Buck Classic

The largest deer hunting and outdoors expo in Arkansas. Big buck contest, hunting products, live animals, and much more!

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February, 2017


iLandscape is one of the 50 fastest growing tradeshows in the country. The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) and Wisconsin Green Industry Federation (WGIF) will team up again to bring you a stellar show.

iLandscape is Branching Out in 2017 – creatively, educationally, and physically. The show has an expanded floor plan with 2 exhibit halls, Discovery Hall and Innovation Hall! The show will feature over 35 new exhibitors, the hottest products, a tiny home, amazing educational speakers, keynote speaker: Ed Begley Jr, ILCA’s Excellence in Landscape Awards Night, entertainment, prizes, and much more.

Visit over 450 booths to see the latest trends in plants, green industry products, hardscapes, equipment, and more. Enjoy the high energy Howl at the Moon dueling piano show on Wednesday evening. iLandscape gathers the best minds in the green industry as part of its educational program. The event features over 30 unique education sessions. Spanish-language education sessions are available at no additional cost and students can attend the show for free and receive discounted rates on education!

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Missouri Natural Resources Conservation

The Missouri Natural Resources Conference (MNRC) is an annual meeting organized and sponsored by the Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, The Missouri Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. This unique blend of disciplines, represented by the four societies, promotes wise use and management of Missouri’s natural resources.

Each year the conference hosts approximately 1,000 established and aspiring natural resource professionals who meet to exchange information and ideas and encourage continued cooperation among resource professionals, agencies, and other natural resource stakeholders. Cooperating agencies are the Missouri Department of Conservation; University of Missouri, School of Natural Resources; Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Midwest Fish and Wildlife

The 77th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held February 5 - 8, 2017 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

This annual event will attract over 800 biologists and students from state, federal, and tribal natural resources agencies from the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Canadian provinces. Highlights include: nearly 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

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March, 2017

Missouri Community Forestry Conference

Branch out and attend this conference to learn more about trees in demanding urban environments! Please join forest industry professionals from across the state for the 2017 Missouri Community Forestry Council's Annual Conference.

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