CKOTA Presents Our 33nd Horticulture Conference

Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference Topics

  • Loss of Pollinator Habitat
  • Landscaping with Pollinators in Mind
  • The Arboretum: More Than Just Trees
  • Tackling Weed Problems in Lawn & Landscapes
  • Landscape Plant Disease Update
  • Disease Management
  • How Trees Relate to Human Health

Registration Information

Your membership to our trade association is included in your registration, as well as one buffet lunch. Businesses pay an additional $15.00 per person for lunch.

Early Registration by February 1, 2014 for Membership Discount.

For More Information: Contact John Sanders (859) 983-2041.




Sponsored by Thoroughbred Landscape Products and John Deer Landscapes.

Additional support from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.

Trade Show

Plan to spend your free time during the CKOTA Conference at the Trade Show, visiting with the many exhibitors who have come to display their wide range of products and equipment that will make your job easier.

Booth in Trade Show

  • 10' x 10' display area with table – $150.00 *including registration
  • Non-Profit associations – No charge, but must pay registration to attend conference.
  • For Vendor Booth Information contact Ian Hoffman at (859) 489-6795.

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 Advisors



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


  • 7 CEUs for ISA Certified Arborists
  • CEUs for Landscape Architects pending - tba
  • 2 General & 2 Specific CEUs for Pesticide Applicators