News and Information
2013 Turf Conference
Message From MTF President Fulling
Dear Friends in Turf,
Hopefully by now you've been able to take a look at the 2013 Michigan Turfgrass Conference package. This year marks our return to campus and brings to you one of the best education lineups in our history! MTF Vice President and Conference Chair Brian Schweihofer and his team and Dr. Kevin Frank and the MSU Turf Team have built a program of education and events that is simply outstanding. There are more hours of great education for all segments than ever before. The lineup includes the top researchers and professionals from all over the country doing workshops and general sessions. We're also offering re-certification credits not only for MDA but in each professional field as well.
Be sure to join us for the Kick-Off Show in the Stadium Overlook, the Celebration Luncheon where our Keynote speaker will be MSU President Dr. Lou Anna Simon, and the many other great functions during the week.
A new feature this year: On Thursday, Rain Bird will be hosting a one-day symposium entitled:
Intelligent Use of Water Summit XIII
"Play on! Playability in Water Sensitive Environments"
-Dr. Ali Harivandi - University of California Cooperative
Extension Area Specialist
-Shawn Emerson - Director of Agronomy at Desert Mountain
-Dr. Stacy Bonos, Rutgers Turfgrass Institute
-Kenny Mangum - Director of Golf Courses and Grounds,
Atlanta Athletic Club
-Mike Boekholder - Head Groundskeeper, Philadelphia
-Carol Colein - Executive Director, ASIC
-Murray Cook - President, Brickman Sports Turf
-Mitchell Langley - Owner MDL Consulting
As you can see, this program features turf professionals and educators from all over the country in the fields of golf, sports and athletic turf, irrigation design and more. Everyone on this ticket is a leader in the industry and this topic couldn't be any more pertinent in today's turf world.
This Rain Bird event is FREE to you but you must sign up for it. So when you are registering for the conference, look for the link to also get signed up for this great event.
We're looking forward to seeing you at this year's Michigan Turfgrass Conference. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 517-392-5003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in a less than two weeks and until then, Happy New Year, stay safe and be well!
John Fulling, CGCS