Jay you may want to consider joining the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation, the Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association, the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association and the Indianapolis Landscape Association. You'll meet lots of great people in all of these organizations with every skill level and have more meetings to attend than you'll have time to go to.
"But at home one is bound with petty regulations and irksome restraints.....He feels lost even in great crowds, for nothing and no one seem in sympathy. The people he knows may be good fellows, but they do not understand him, and he does not understand them. he longs to get back to the bush, for there he felt an exaltation that no civilized land can possibly supply." -Denis D. Lyell