University of Illinois and Purdue Extension Bi-State Group to Host Annual Garden Conference

COVINGTON, Ind.-Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are collaborating to offer the annual Bi-State Garden Conference, being held at The Beef House Restaurant at 16501 Indiana State Road 63, Covington, Indiana, on Thursday, January 23.  Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. CST (5:30 p.m. EST), and dinner will be from 5:00pm-5:45 p.m. CST. There will be two, one hour presentations, concluding at 7:45pm CST.

This year’s lineup includes:

  • The Story Behind All-America Selections & Trending Recent Winners by Diane Blazek, Executive Director All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau
  • Pruning Small Trees & Shrubs with Ryan Pankau, Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Extension

The conference will begin at 5:45pm CST with a Beef House buffet dinner, followed by presentations and conclude at 7:45 p.m. CST.

The cost for the program is $25, which includes dinner, payable at the door or online

Pre-registration is requested online at or by calling 217-333-7672. Please register by noon on January 20th.

Dietary restrictions can be communicated through the online registration or with the extension office.

Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact your local Extension Office.