Outreach

Outreach Talks Given

  • College of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Antrim, Northern Ireland.  Horticulture in the U.S., Michigan, and MSU. 17 May 2017.
  • Michigan State University Admissions Advisors – Horticulture Recruitment. 17 Aug 2016.
  • Michigan State University Admissions Recruitment (for admitted at-risk students).  Career opportunities in horticulture.  19 Apr 2016.
  • 2015 Michigan State University Trial Gardens Field Day. Are insect management practices more important than other production eco-friendly practices? 08/04/15.
  • Innovative Governance Of Large Urban Systems [IGLUS] Executive Master Program. East Lansing, MI. Green Roofs as a Tool for Urban Ecosystem Services. 4/17/15.
  • A Future Harvest for America's Cities: Agriculture and Livestock as a Tool for Urban Renewal.  East Lansing, MI. Green Roofs as a Tool for Urban Renewal. 4/16/15.
  • Michigan Plant Growers Co-operative Meeting, Allendale, MI. Smartphone Apps for the Greenhouse Industry. 1/8/15.
  • Michigan Floriculture Growers Council Board Meeting. Consumers Preferences for Bee Friendly Plant Production. 09/11/14
  • 2014 Michigan State University Trial Gardens Field Day. Consumers Preferences for Bee Friendly Plant Production. 08/05/14
  • 2014  Grower Radio Network Interview.  Smartphone Ready.  http://www.greenhousemag.com/Media/Content.aspx?content_id=4576. 1/28/14.
  • 2013 Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO.  Grand Rapids, MI.  Is your business smartphone ready?  12/10/13.
  • 2013 Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO.  Grand Rapids, MI.  Consumer willingness to purchase Impatiens walleriana alternatives.  12/10/13.
  • 2013 Indiana Flower Growers Association Fall Conference.  West Lafayette, IN.  Consumer willingness to purchase Impatiens walleriana alternatives. 10/10/13.
  • 2013 National Floriculture Forum: Creative Thinking, Creative Funding: Research, Extension, and Teaching Programs and Consortiums.  Portsmouth, NH.  Multiple Platforms for Industry Outreach.  3/23/13.
  • Bogie Lake Greenhouses Landscapers Education Seminar, White Lake, MI.  Impatiens Downy Mildew (IDM) Management for Landscapers.  3/12/13.
  • Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, Grand Rapids, MI.  What's Your Problem?  Test Your Diagnostic Skills.  12/4/12.
  • Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, Grand Rapids, MI.  Research Update - The Retired College of Knowledge: an Update.  12/4/12
  • Metropolitan Detroit Floriculture Growers Association Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI.  MSU Research Update.  10/24/12.
  • Michigan Farmers Market Association Conference, East Lansing, MI.  Pricing Strategies.  3/7/12.
  • East Michigan Greenhouse Growers Regional MSU Update, Novi, MI (2/8/12), Clinton Township, MI (1/30/12), and Monroe, MI (2/6/12).  Research Update.
  • Saginaw Valley Nursery and Landscaping Associations 'Short Course', Saginaw, MI.  Connecting with your Customers.  2/17/2011.
  • The Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association Great Ideas Summer Conference, Charlton, MA.  Tightwads and Tree-Huggers: Marketing to the Post-Recession and Eco-Consumer.  7/21/2010.
  • Interviewed by American Chemical Society for their podcast on Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions. Confronting Climate Change: "Green" roofs can help fight global warming. 10/15/2009.
  • Invited speaker for the CIRTL (the NSF funded Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) Coffee Hour "Using your Teaching as Research Project to strengthen your professional life". 11/18/2010.
  • Interviewed on Colombian National Public Radio. Green roofs and carbon sequestration.  http://www.radionacionaldecolombia.gov.co/.  9/17/2009.
  • Tecta America Energy Symposium, Florham Park, NJ.  The Many Benefits of Green Roofs.  7/8/2008.
  • Interviewed for Big Ten Network Television.  Green roofs and carbon sequestration. September, 2008.
  • DeWitt Public Schools, Herbison Woods 6th grade class, DeWitt, MI.  How Green Roofs Help the Environment.  12/19/2007.
  • The Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA), Summer Field Day, East Lansing, MI.  Green Roof Research at MSU.  8/15/2005.
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