CKOTA Board of Directors

Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors

George Riddle, President, UK Grounds Department

Ann Bowe, Secretary, Ann Bowe Designs

B.G. Hubbs, Treasurer, Community Tree Care, Inc.

John Sanders, Blazing Colorscapes

Rob Allen, LFUCG Streets, Roads and Forestry

Keith Gillespie, Thoroughbred Landscape Products

Ian Hoffman, Big Beaver Tree Service

Dave Leonard, Consulting Arborist

Technical Advisory Committee

Jamie Dockery, Fayette County Extension Service

Dr. John Hartman, University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant Pathology

Dr. Bill Fountain, University of Kentucky, Dept. of Horticulture

Dr. A. J. Powell, University of Kentucky, Dept, of Agronomy

CKOTA Mission

The purpose of the Central Kentucky Ornamental & Turf Association (CKOTA) is to promote horticultural improvement, professionalism and camaraderie in Kentucky; in particular to encourage the further study of horticulture, arboriculture and turf science, to analyze and disseminate information relating thereto, and to represent the judgement of this organization in the matters of policy which affect encouragement of education, horticultural protection and/or management.

CKOTA Board of Directors &
Technical Advisory Committee


Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office
1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY 40504-1172


  • 6.25 CEUs for ISA Certified Arborists
  • 3.5 CEUs for Landscape Architects
  • 3 CEUs Pesticide Applicators (categories 3, 10,12)


2009 Horticulture Winter Conference

2008 Horticulture Winter Conference

2007 CKOTA Educational Summer Solstice Celebration

2007 Horticulture Winter Conference