MACT - WI - IL - MO Regional Cnference & Trade Show
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Summer Conference & Trade Show
Come out to beautiful Spring Grove for the Summer Trade Show & Conference hosted by George and Wendy Richardson, Robert and Carol Richardson and Ryan and Kristen Richardson. The Mid-America Christmas Tree Association will be joined by the Illinois Christmas Tree Association, Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association, Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association, and the National Christmas Tree Association for one of the Midwest's largest shows. This summer's show will feature speakers and demonstrations that will interest all growers big and small, and will provide numerous vendors to support your farm's every need.

Visit the MACT website to download a Registration Form and look for more updates as they are planned. Also, be sure to check out Richardson's Farm!

Speaker Line-up:

Jane Eckert - Agritourism
Brett Crosby - Farm Transition planning
Hugh McPherson - Employee Management
Ed Moore - All You Need to Know About Credit Card Processing/New Federal Mandates
Mark Cinnamon - Illinois Dept of Agriculture Exotic Pest Control
Dave O'Brien - New Tax Laws and Capitalizing Tree Income
Jack Bechaud - Social Media and Facebook in particular
Kerry Dull - Personal and Farm Data Organization
Wade Comstock - Shearing
Jim Rockis - Balsam Tree Improvement
Rick Dungey - NCTA
Lauren Mangnall/Nigel Manley - Trees for Troops
Richardson Family and Staff:
     -Value Added - Donut, Fudge and Kettle Corn demonstration with discussion on other value added products
     -Christmas Tree tour - tour of trees fields, equipment used, weed and pest control, through shaking, baling, drilling
     -Wreath production
     -Wreath decorating and bow production
     -Pumpkin Production - trip to the fields, types, weed and pest control