Commercial Landscapers Workshop, February 18, 2022

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Join N.C. Cooperative Extension – Wilkes County Center and the Wilkes Community College Small Business Center for a workshop designed for commercial landscapers and landscape contractors.

The class will offer 4 credits towards a North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ License (3 business and 1 technical, pending approval). It will not offer any pesticide recertification credits.

February 18, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Wilkes Agricultural Center, 416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – “H-2B Program Overview and Other Labor Force Information”          Presented by Elizabeth Saucedo, NC Department of Commerce

Elizabeth Saucedo is the H2B Foreign Labor Manager with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Workforce Solutions Department.

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – “How to Raise Prices and Market Successfully”
Presented by Mike Collins, The Perfect Workday Company

Mike Collins is the author of The Best Small Business to Start Right Now and president of The Perfect Workday Company. He has presented 2000+ seminars and webinars for all 58 of North Carolina Community Colleges. He frequently presents Dynamite Marketing on a Firecracker Budget.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  – “Introduction to Plant Diseases and Their Management in the Landscape” Presented by Mike Munster, NC State PDIC

Mike Munster is a plant pathologist and diagnostician. He oversees disease and disorder diagnosis of ornamental plants submitted to North Carolina State University’s Plant Disease and Insect Clinic.

The class is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Register on the Eventbrite page

Contact Eli Snyder, Horticulture Extension Agent at N.C. Cooperative Extension – Wilkes County, at 336-651-7333 or elina_snyder@ncsu.edu with any questions.