Thursday, April 5, 2018

Note: If the session or tour of your choice is full, you may be placed on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation by emailing Nicky at 2018tmgaconference@gmail.com.

Reed Arena
Texas A&M University Campus

10:00am-6:00pm
Marketplace and Silent Auction Open

KEYNOTE SESSIONS

9:00am-10:15am
Texas Master Gardeners: A History of Service, Excellence and Fun! by Doug Welsh, Author and Extension Horticulturist Emeritus

10:15am-10:45am
Break

10:45am-12:00pm
Shades of Wisdom: Lessons Learned from an Old Oak Tree by Mark Hirsch, Author and Photojournalist

12:00pm-1:30pm
Luncheon Buffet

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:30pm-2:30pm
Wine 101 by Justin Scheiner, Extension Viticulture Specialist  FULL
Adventures in Rose Breeding by Dave Byrne, Professor of Horticulture Sciences  FULL
The Backyard Forester by Gretchen Riley, Staff Forester, Texas A&M Forest Services
Genetically Modified: Scientific Perspectives from a Public Corn Breeder by Seth Murray, Associate Professor, Texas A&M

WORKSHOPS

1:30pm-4:30pm (Double Session)
Tissue Culture, Seed Dormancy & Beyond! by Andrew King, Lecturer, Dept. of Horticulture Sciences  $50.00  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

1:30pm-2:30pm
Center Stage: Creating Centerpieces for Events (begins at 1:00pm) by Bill McKinley, Endowed Chair, Benz School of Floral Design  $50.00 THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
The Best Camera is the One You Have with You by Mark Hirsch, Author and Photojournalist  $10.00  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
Youth and Water Do Mix: Youth Water Education Made Fun Dotty Woodson, Water Resource Specialist, Extension  $10.00

2:30pm-3:00pm
Break

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:00pm-4:00pm
Wine 101 by Justin Scheiner, Extension Viticulture Specialist
Texas Plant Explorers: Our Fascinating Past that Inspires our Gardens Today by Bill Welch, Professor and Texas AgriLife Extension Horticulturist
Landscaping with Edible Plants in Texas by Cheryl Beesley, Author and Landscape Designer, Weston Gardens
Organic Gardening Techniques that Work by Skip Richter, Extension Agent, Harris Co.
Climate-Change-Friendly Woody Ornamentals for a 21st Century Texas by David Creech, Regents Professor Emeritus, SFA University

WORKSHOPS

3:00pm-4:00pm
Connecting Nature through Nesting Boxes (runs until 4:30pm) by Linda Crum, The Bluebird Lady, Master Gardener/Master Naturalist $15.00  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
Center Stage: Creating Centerpieces for Events (runs until 4:30pm) by Bill McKinley, Endowed Chair, Benz School of Floral Design  $50.00  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

4:15pm-5:15pm
Directors Meeting and Agent Meeting

5:00pm-6:00pm
Burpees Home Gardens Present: Cocktails on the Concourse

6:00pm-8:30pm
TMGA Search for Excellence Awards Banquet

Full Conference Schedule