The First National Conference on Protecting Pollinators in the Ornamental Landscape will take place October 12-14, 2015 at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. Hosted by Michigan State University and North Carolina State University, this conference is intended for extension educators, academic and industry researchers, growers, and representatives of related industries interested in or involved with ornamental plant production or maintenance.

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For questions about Sponsorship, contact Dr. Dave Smitley ( or Dr. Steve Frank ( 
For questions about the conference venue, including lodging and travel arrangements, contact  Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt (
For questions about the conference program or registration, contact Heidi Wollaeger (