Hello!  I hope everyone has had a busy and profitable season!

You will all be receiving “Save-The-Dates” notice for our Winter Show “Spring Training and Showplace”.  This two-day event will be on Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Louisville, KY.  This was very successful last year and have even more fun in store for you this year!

This meeting will be comprised of seminars geared towards crew academy, plant production, and management.  It will also include pesticide classes for those wanting to obtain a pesticide license and for those who need CEU’s to maintain their pesticide license.  Also, there will be classes and CEU’s for Arborists and for Landscape Architects.   As in the past, we will continue the Kentucky Certified Nursery Exam and Pesticide Exam. 

As many of you have heard, KNLA is currently operating without an Executive Director.  Because of the circumstances involved in the Executive Director vacating this position, we have revised our By-Laws and changes to the By-Laws will be voted on at the KNLA Annual Meeting at 4:00 on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  To entice you into coming, we will offer $.25 beer and yummy appetizers!  In the meantime, join me in thanking all the KNLA Board members as they have really stepped up to take over the Executive Director role:

Michael Mueller, Vice-President Brent Grunfeld, Director Eric Garris, Director

Pat Carey, Director   Cora Martin, Director Wes King, Director Beau Spicer, Director

Jeff Moore, Director Jeff Wallitsch, Director

Dr. Win Dunwell, Education Advisor Dr. Dewayne Ingram, Education Advisor

Dr. Bob McNiel, Education Advisor Martin Korfhage, immediate Past-President

Best Wishes,

Kim Fritz

President, KNLA 2016-2017