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Farwest 2017 Revises Show Days and Hours
The 2017 Farwest Show has announced revised days and times for the 2017 show. It will take place Aug. 23-25 from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

2017 Western Student Advisory Committee Expands
The Western Nursery & Landscape Association’s Student Advisory Committee is expanding for 2017. Ten horticulture students in the Midwest have been invited to join the committee:

Scott Mendenhall, Oklahoma State University
Nathan Trainer, Iowa State University
Conner White, Kansas State University
Nathan Duffy, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Melanie Stollhous, Southeast Missouri State University
Vince Metz, Iowa State University
Tyler Wood, Southeast Missouri State University
Madison Culley, Kansas State University
Kayla Johnson, University of Nebraska – Omaha
Blake Kruse – Oklahoma State University

Project EverGreen Joins Habitat for Humanity to Spruce Up Charlotte Community Playground
Project EverGreen partnered with Ruppert Landscape and Habitat for Humanity to donate a landscaping face-lift to the Reid Park Community Playground in Charlotte, North Carolina. The project included planting over 300 new ornamental shrubs and several maple shade trees, plus weeding, mulching, and installing walkway edging and kid-safe rubber playground mulch.