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12-01-2001, 07:36 PM
I'm looking for a schedule of upcoming trade shows in the Indiana/Kentucky/Illinois/Tennessee area.
Does anyone have this info or a link on where to find it?

Kent Lawns
12-01-2001, 08:00 PM
One of the better ones is the Mid-Am on Navy Pier in Chicago.

It doesn't have the mowers than Louisville does, but is pretty strong for landscapers.

12-01-2001, 08:10 PM
One of the best shows IMHO is EXPO in Louisville during July. Stay tuned for more information.

12-01-2001, 08:44 PM
Are you just wanting trade shows to just look at equipment and supplies, or also educational sessions?

12-01-2001, 10:26 PM
I'm looking for a little of both; education and equipment (software, hardware, toys, wish list).

12-02-2001, 11:33 AM
12/3-6/2001 - OTF (Ohio Turfgrass Conference) Conference and Show
- info at http://www.ohioturfgrass.org/

12/12/2001 - ISLCA (Indiana State Lawn Care Assn.) Winter Workshop, Oak Hill Mansion, Carmel, IN - Technical sessions on chemical lawn care
- contact ISLCA, PO Box 481, Carmel, IN 46032

1/8-11/2002 - P.L.A.N.T.S., INLA (IN Nursery and Landscape Assn) annual conference and show, RCA Dome, Indianapolis. (Free admission to trade show on 1/10 & 1/11 if preregistered by 12/17)
- info at http://www.inla1.org/

1/14-16/2002 - 2002 Midwest Turf Expo (Midwest Regional Turf Fdtn), ICC, Indianapolis
- event info at http://www.agry.purdue.edu/turf/events/expo/expo02%20att.htm

1/16-18/2002 - Mid-Am, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
-info at http://www.midam.org/

1/21-24/2002 - Michigan Turfgrass Conference South Lansing, MI
- info at http://www.michiganturfgrass.org/

The Illinois Turfgrass Foundation also has a winter show, but I don't have info. Their rudimentary site at http://www.illinoisturfgrassfoundation.org/itf/itf.html will give contact info.

For a real education: 2/25-3/1,2002 - Indiana - Illinois Turfgrass Short Course, Holiday Inn, Willowbrook, IL. $500-$600 plus room and meals. Contact Bev at 765-494-8039 (IN) or Tom at 217-333-7847 (IL).

12-02-2001, 11:36 AM
In July of 2002, the Louisville show will have anything you want to see or try.