Oklahoma Grows:  education

Education focused on horticulture and water will be the focus of the 2017 Oklahoma Grows Conference + Trade Show. With multiple rooms offering a wide variety of sessions, you are sure to find many talks that will appeal to you.

We are proud to bring you speakers from our own backyard as well as throughout the country who are well known for their knowledge and dedication to the horticulture industry.


Dr. Steven George, Professor and Extension Horticulturalist, Landscape HorticultureSpecialist in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University

Steve George obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Master of Science in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University in 1970 and 1980, respectively. He then received a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University in 1986.

Since 1988, Dr. George has served as a Landscape Horticulture Specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and is headquartered at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in north Dallas. Dr. George has created the Earth-Kind® Environmental Landscape Management System and serves as National Coordinator of the Earth-Kind® Rose Program.
Dr. James Klett, Professor of Landscape Horticulture, Ornamentals and Nursery Management at Colorado State University

Jim Klett earned his bachelor's degree at Ohio State University and his master's and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. His near-forty years at Colorado State Universtiy has been dedicated to the search for better plants.

Over the past 15 years the trial gardens have become one of the top tourist attractions in Fort Collins during growing season. This last year more than 1,000 varieties of plants, and 400 of them new variations, were planted and studied to see how they grow in the unique conditions of the Rocky Mountain West.   
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