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358 Agricultural Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

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Native Plant Materials for Oklahoma

  • Conference
  • horticulture
  • ornamental
  • water conservation
  • Wildland
  • Landscape
When May 31, 2017
from 08:00 AM to 05:25 PM
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Wes Watkins Center, Room 110
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 

This workshop is offered in part by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. For more information contact Mike Schnelle, 405-744-7361.

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8:30 – 8:45 a.m.  Opening Remarks
Cheryl Mihalko, Assistant Professor and  Mike Schnelle, 
Extension Specialist, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.  
Nativars for Oklahoma Landscapes: Pros
& Cons from the Oklahoma Green Industry to the End Consumer,
Mike Schnelle, Extension Specialist, OSU

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.  
Conifers Once Ruled the World
Gerald Klingaman, Operations Director at the Botanical    
Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, AR

10:15 – 10:35 a.m.  Break
Showcase I: Prairie Wind Nursery, Bill Farris, Noble, OK

10:35 – 11:05 a.m.
Native Plants/Native Pollinators A Focus on Oklahoma Natives
David Redhage, President/CEO
Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Poteau, OK

11:05 – 11:40 a.m. 
Gardening with Natives: Ecoregional Considerations?
Bruce Hoagland, Plant Ecologist, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

11:40 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch & Networking

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. 
Native Plants Panel Discussion
(speaker-attendee interactive session)  
Cheryl Mihalko & Mike Schnelle, moderators

1:45 – 2:20 p.m. 
Landscape Design Challenges Using Native Plants
David Redhage

2:20 – 3:00 p.m. 
Gardening with Natives: Ecoregional Considerations Part II
Bruce Hoagland

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Break
Showcase II: Olthia Urban Prairie Gardens, Jamie Csizmadia, Edmond

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
They’re Here: The Threat of Emerald Ash Borer to Oklahoma
Eric Rebek, Extension Specialist Entomology and Plant Pathology
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Sowing Seed: Harnessing Nature’s Abundance to Create Habitat at Home
Jamie Csizmadia, Landscape Architect, Olthia Urban Prairie Gardens, Edmond, OK

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Evaluation
4:45 p.m. Conference Ends