Agenda - Annual Meeting 2009

Allen D. Owings  |  6/3/2009 7:21:29 AM

BUSINESS MEETING

SERA-IEG 27

Nursery Crops and Landscape Systems
June 10-12, 2009
Fayetteville, AR

Welcome – Jim Robbins

Introductions of Attendees and Guests

Current Officers and Official State Representatives Review

Review / Approval of 2008 Minutes – Jim Robbins

State Reports (formal update or status report is given on each plant) - Everyone

Election of Officers

New Ideas for the Current Year / Review of standardized evaluation form/update on website – Jim Robbins

Future Meetings

Georgia – 2010 – not confirmed (suggestion)

Other New or Old Business

Adjourn (12:00 noon)



TOURS, HOTEL and OTHER MEETING DETAILS

Airport:
Northwest Regional Airport (XNA): http://www.nwara.com/

Lodging: La Quinta Springdale: 1300 S 48th St, Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 751-2626: $73.80; block held under SERA-IEG

You MUST reserve by April 14.

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

6 pm: Reception/tour Botanic Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville

Thursday, June 11

7:30 am: depart hotel; drive to Greenleaf Nursery, Tahlequah, Ok (84 miles/90 minutes)

Noon: lunch in Tahlequah

1 pm: depart for Compton Gardens, Bentonville, AR (93 miles/95 minutes) [Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art: http://www.crystalbridges.org/ ]

2:45 pm: tour Compton Gardens/Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art

4 pm: depart for tour UofA Plant Evaluation Trials

6 pm: arrive back at hotel

Evening: group dinner

Friday, June 12

8 am: business meeting at Botanic Garden of the Ozarks

Noon: box lunch at BGO

Optional tour: Dr. Gerald Klingaman is offering to lead a post-meeting hike to King's River Waterfall for any who would like to see a bit of the Ozarks up close and personal. It is an easy 2 mile hike along the King's River with a lot of ferns, wildflowers and the like. We would have to car pool to the site - about 55 miles east of Fayetteville. It will be on Friday evening (leave Fayetteville about 3:00 after the meeting breaks up which I think is around noon).

Yes or No I am interested (circle one)

Transportation:

Closest airport: XNA (Northwest Regional Airport): http://www.nwara.com/ (let me know if you need a ride from the airport to the hotel)

Tour stops:

Botanic Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 479.750.2620

http://www.bgozarks.org/

Greenleaf Nursery, 28406 Hwy. 82 S., Park Hill, OK 800-331-2982

http://www.greenleafnursery.com/sales_locations_ok.asp ; Mark_Andrews@GreenleafNursery.com (Kristen Patterson)

Compton Gardens, 312 N. Main St., Bentonville, AR 479-254-3870

http://www.comptongardens.org/ (Corrin Troutman: corrin@comptongardens.org)

other spots of interest in Arkansas:

Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, AR: http://www.garvangardens.org/

William J. Clinton Library, Little Rock, AR: http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/

Eureka Springs, AR: http://www.eurekasprings.org/

Buffalo National River: http://www.nps.gov/buff/

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