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Greenhouse management and landscape maintenance at July teacher training Email
Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 05:00 AM

Teacher trainingFifteen high school teachers from throughout Colorado came together in July at Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice, Englewood to hone greenhouse skills to engage students in horticulture and to learn about careers in landscape maintenance.

Event sponsors included: ACW Supply, with Jake Skokan offering training on greenhouse management; and The L.L. Johnson Distributing Co., with Mike Walters and Dylan Rewoldt of BOB-CAT® Mowers showcasing maintenance equipment teachers could demo.

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Green Mountain Pathways grad enters teacher pipeline at CSU Email
Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 05:00 AM

Principal Owens, Casey DeField, Courtney OwensCasey DeField, 2018 Green Mountain High School (GMHS) grad, became the first Career Pathways graduate to enter the pipeline to become an Ag/Ed teacher when she entered Colorado State University this fall. When she started high school, DeField’s goal was to become an attorney. Now her end goal is to return to GMHS to work with her former teacher and mentor, Courtney Mayo, and Principal Colleen Owens to build the program that includes horticulture and landscape classes.

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McCord adding no-penalty cancellation clauses to contracts Email
Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 04:00 AM

Signing a contractWith the ongoing labor shortage, landscape companies have been forced to cancel contracts. Not only are they losing income from contracts lost, but they may be at risk for penalties due to cancellation. Cindy McCord, president and owner of Bloom Floralscapes in Englewood, has taken steps to protect her business.

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Make sure your landscape company is protecting employee and consumer data Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 03:00 AM

Data privacyOn September 1, 2018, Colorado’s updated data privacy law took effect. The law applies to all employers, regardless of employee count. The bill, which has been touted as one of the strongest consumer data protection laws in the US, establishes responsibilities on the part of business owners regarding handling of personal data and how to respond in the event of a data breach. 

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OSHA releases training videos and FAQs for silica dust standard Email
Written by OSHA   
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 01:00 AM

play buttonThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training videos on the Agency’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in construction are now available online.

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