The 2016 Western will offer education sessions in Spanish to better serve all of our members. Loma Vista Nursery is sponsoring this track of education.

Roundtable Discussions

How to and the Importance of Developing Future Leadership

  • Lupe Rios, Forrest Keeling Nursery
  • “Lupe” Rios serves with the Missouri Army National Guard when he’s not the Production Manager at Forrest Keeling Nursery. Lupe has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Missouri Baptist College.
  • On January 21, Rios will lead this same roundtable discussion in English.

Interactive Question & Answer Session

  • An interactive question and answer session. Questions about management, plant health or operations?  The audience’s questions will determine the direction of this roundtable discussion.
  • Fernando Fernandez, Operations Manager, Loma Vista Nursery
  • Fernando Fernandez is the Operations Manager at Loma Vista Nursery where his responsibilities include operations planning, monitoring operations and financial performance and working with the Master Plan and the Annual Operating Budget. Fernando has a Bachelor of Science degrees in Agronomy and Agriculture from the University of Camaguey (Cuba).

People Management Workshop

In-depth discussion of how to manage your staff and employees. Crew foremen, supervisors and managers will pick up tips on how to motivate and manage their staff. Attendees will develop strategies to improve employee engagement and performance and learn management techniques to set workplace standards and expectations for staff.

  • Fernando Fernandez, Operations Manager, Loma Vista Nursery

Plant Management Workshop

This session will cover plant basics from the right way to prune plants to plant health basics to soils and plant care.

  • Fernando Fernandez, Operations Manager, Loma Vista Nursery