Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual High Desert Green Industry Conference. It will be held Wednesday–Thursday, Feb. 8–9, at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Ore. The conference is geared for those who supply, design, maintain or manage landscapes in the Intermountain West.
Dello, the author of Oregon’s first climate assessment report to the Legislature in 2010, will discuss Oregon’s climate from the past to the future, and how it affects the green industry. In addition, there will be a whole slate of classes covering a variety of topics. Continuing education credit opportunities are available for those who are an Oregon-licensed pesticide applicator, landscape professional, commercial/residential contractor, certified arborist or forester.
The conference is presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, and Oregon Landscape Contractors Association. Early registration is $145; the cost goes up to $175 after Jan. 31. One can register online or download the registration packet (PDF).