to Feb 14

Concrete Paver Installer Course - Kansas City (co-sponsored by MAGICouncil)


(Discount available to MAGIC members, contact Jane 816.561.5323 for the code) 

Registration Fee (all fees listed are in US dollars)
$350  Non-member
$315  MAGIC Member - Discount Code Needed!
$280  Informational Member
$245  Affiliate Member
$210  Voting Member

$20 Fee per day for retake attendees, please call Jane Male at 816.561.5323

The two-day classroom based course equips individuals currently employed in the concrete paver installer industry with classroom training to properly install interlocking concrete paving systems. In addition, participants have the opportunity to pursue certification and industry recognition.

Course Content:

  • Job planning and documentation
  • Estimating quantities, job layout, and flow
  • Soil characteristics and compaction
  • Base materials
  • Edge restraints
  • Bedding and joint sands
  • Selection and installation of concrete pavers
  • Maintenance and management
  • Specialty applications and construction tips
  • Safety
  • Estimating and job costing
  • Contract basics

Course Description
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7:30 AM07:30

SOLD OUT - Irrigation 201 - Advanced Troubleshooting

  • Johnson County Extension Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


  • Cost:
  • MAGICouncil Members: $79 one day, $99 both days
  • Non-Members: 99 one day; $175 for both days

The Advanced Troubleshooting workshop provides practical solutions to the everyday irrigation problems you'll be facing. We'll offer dozens of labor-saving suggestions that will save you time and money. It is recommended that attendees have at least 2 years of experience or have attended the Irrigation Fundamentals course on Jan. 30. The workshop will cover a diverse set of topics including drip, valve troubleshooting, fault finding, and advance hydraulics.

Jeffrey Knight, has over 26 years green industry experience, served as a Texas contractor for over ten years, and has been training landscape and irrigation professionals for 22 years.Jeffrey holds numerous certifications in the irrigation profession and holds a B.S. in biology from West Texas A & M University. 

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7:30 AM07:30

SOLD OUT -- Irrigation 101 - Irrigation Fundamentals

  • Johnson County Extension Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Irrigation Fundamentals will cover the major components of typical irrigation systems and how they function together to create efficient watering. If you are new to the industry or are interested in learning the best practices in the industry then this class is for you. Topics included are proper head layout, system hydraulics, precipitation rates, product selection and scheduling.

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The "Design Build" Growth Symposium
8:00 AM08:00

The "Design Build" Growth Symposium

  • Olathe Conference Center at Embassy Suites (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pre-Registration is now closed. At the door registration is available for Dec. 18 and 19.

Creating a scalable, high-profit, high-enjoyment DB business.

Design-Build (DB) creates enormous pride and helps win awards -- but it can also be chaotic with uneven profits. Let's stop the madness! It's time to transform your mindset, and ensure every aspect of your DB business (branding, marketing, sales, production, compensation and customer service) is aligned to create significant profits, build a "sellable" business, and still be home for dinner on week nights! Jeffrey Scott, who has helped DB companies reach 20%+ net profit margins, will share case studies, approaches, mindsets and systems designed to run a more profitable enterprise and give you back your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Raise margins thru an integrated approach to sales, production and compensation
  • Differentiate from competition by turning the selling process on its head
  • Increase your throughput and achieve a more profitable bottom line.
  • Time is your most precious commodity, learn where to save it, and where to invest it.


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Heartland Green Industry Expo (HGIE)
to Dec 19

Heartland Green Industry Expo (HGIE)

  • Olathe Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pre-Registration is now closed. At the door registration is available Dec. 18 and 19.

Day 1 Business Track - Jeffrey Scott

Jeffrey Scott, MBA, author, business coach, hall-of-fame consultant, is the expert in growth and profit maximization in the lawn & landscape industry. He grew his company into a successful $10 million enterprise, and he's now devoted to helping others achieve profound success. Over 6000 read his monthly newsletter. He facilitates the Leader's Edge peer group for landscape business owners; his members achieved a 27% profit increase in their first year. To learn more, be sure you register for Dec. 18.

Day 2 - Design/Build

Follow-up the full day of business training with a full day of Design/Build education on Dec. 19.

Kansas (both days) & Missouri (Dec. 19) Pesticide Recertification

Complete your requirement for Kansas Pesticide Recertification Credit 3a and 3b, 8 hours plus the Kansas Core Hour offered. Must attend both days to fulfill your three year requirement.

Complete your requirement for Missouri Pesticide Recertification Category 3, December 19 only.

Golf Course Superintendent Track - 2 Days!

Two information and educational days packed with education specific for the Golf Course Superintendent.

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3:00 PM15:00

Workforce Development Town Hall

  • Johnson County Extension Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Plan to attend the town hall meeting to discuss the latest on the Federal returning working exemption; where it stands, what we can do, how can we do it?

If you don't use H-2B that is okay, this town hall meeting is for you, this effects our industry's workforce!

What can we do to get our experienced, qualified returning workers back, as well as what can we do to promote our industry as a career path.

Look forward to seeing you there. Register


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