CULTIVATE'24

 

Ohio International Intern Program (TOP) prepared a special Program for our Horticultural interns/trainees during the Cultivate'24 event – you can’t miss it!

We offer you participation at the premier and largest horticultural trade show in the USA. Everyone that is serious about horticulture will be there!

You will build your professional network and meet the leader in the horticulture industry. Moreover, we planned some social events, where you will meet other interns from whole over the world!

 

CULTIVATE event with The Ohio Program will start on Jul 13 - July 16, 2024.

Volunteer schedule: July 10 - 12 at Great Columbus Convention Center

 

As every year, The Ohio Program only has 50 spots including 10 volunteers. Therefore, register as soon as possible.

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Agenda for Cultivate'24 event with Ohio International intern program (TOP)

Friday 12th, 2024

7.00 PM – 10:00 PM           Welcome dinner with all TOP staff at Staybridge Hotel Meeting room

3125 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

Saturday 13th, 2024

7:45 AM – Sharp                  Depart from the hotel for the Convention Center

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM              All participants check in for Cultivate ‘24            

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM           Artificial Intelligence 101 for Green Businesses or

                                                Plant Breeding for Grower Productivity: How New Varieties Can  

                                           Improve Your Profitability

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM         Intellectual Property in the Horticulture Industry or Know Your Numbers – Learn What You Need to Charge

11:30 PM – 01:00 PM         Lunch break (not provided)

1:00 PM – 3:00PM               Career Development/Marketing yourself workshop - Prof. Alicia Rinh from Michigan State University: workshop focused on how to develop better professional skills, branding, job interviews, resumes, and more. (confirmed by email on 04/18)       

3:15 PM – 3:40PM               Going to OSU CREAC at 2515 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210

4:00 PM – 5:15PM               Dr. Garret Owen will give a talk to FAES International Interns, followed by interns interacting with HCS graduate students at CEARC

5:20 PM – 7:00 PM              Transport to Tecumseh Drama.

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM           Tecumseh Outdoor Drama

10:00 PM – 11:30 PM         Return to Staybridge Hotel Meeting room

3125 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

Sunday 14th, 2024

7:45 AM – Sharp                  Depart from the hotel for the Convention Center

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM              Opening by Michael Chrisman

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM              Opening remarks by Dr. Luis Canas – Director of International Program CFAES and Dr. Gary Pierzynski – Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education (Waiting confirmation)                                              

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM           Bringing products to market – Nancy Rechcigl, Ornamentals Technical Manager at Syngenta. (confirmed – 02/28)

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM         Break

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM         Ken Fisher – President & CEO of AmericanHort will give a speech to

                                                TOP Interns & Trainees. (Contact Amanda for this, no answer yet)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         Pursuing a higher degree. TOP Fellowship Awardee, Fabiano Colet, will share his tips on preparation and how to apply to graduate school. (Accepted – email 02/16)                                                           

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM           Lunch Break (not provided)

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM              Attending classes by AmericanHort & Trade exhibition.

            Below is an example of classes by AmericanHort:

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   Live Inventory for Growers: A Panel Discussion

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   Visioning to 2025: Understanding Necessary Changes to Product

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM   Plants for Solutions                                                          

5:30 PM – 7:15 PM              Hotel break

3125 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM           Dinner & cultural nights at Dance Edge

                                                1400 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH

Get to know all TOP staff; mingle and create bonding with your peers. (ask if we can take City BBQ as catering)

 

10:30 PM                               Return to Staybridge Hotel Meeting room

3125 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

Monday 15th, 2024

8:00 AM – Sharp                  Depart from the hotel for the Convention Center                                               

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM           Developing & establishing business ideas in the horticulture industry by Joao P. Roberto. Joao is a former TOP intern who established a vertical landscape company in Curitiba, Brazil.                                              

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM         Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM         Guest speaker Antony Mengucci talks about what employers are looking for when hiring a new employee. (Accepted – whatsapp 2/15)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         Attending classes organized by AmericanHort & Trade exhibition.                                                  

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM           Lunch break (not provided)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM              Attending classes organized by AmericanHort & Trade exhibition.                                                        

4:00 PM – sharp                   Leave the convention center to Franklin Park Conservatory

4:15 PM – 7:00 PM              Franklin Park Conservatory (confirmed – 03/28 with Garry)

  1. Welcome & introductions
  2. Presentation (brief overview of our organization then a topic tbd - one of our projects/design process/future plans)
  3. Tour of Community Garden Campus and Production Greenhouse
  4. Tour of Conservatory and botanical gardens and exhibits
  5. Some free time/Q&A

7:00 PM – Sharp                  Leave the hotel for social gathering activity at HP Lanes

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM           Dinner & social activities at HP Lanes

                                                2012 Innis Rd, Columbus, OH

10:30 PM                               Return to Staybridge Hotel Meeting room

3125 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

Tuesday 16th, 2024

8:15 AM – Sharp                  Depart from the hotel for the team building activity in Columbus.

Hiking – Hocking Hills at 104 E Main Logan, Ohio 43138

8:45 AM – 11:30 AM           Team building activity.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM         Return to the hotel, Staybridge Hotel, 3125 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

12:30 PM                               Check out from the hotel & Sayonara.

 

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