Doug Johanningsmeier, Southeast MI Territory Manager for Harrell’s LLC one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides has been elected President of the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation at the Foundations annual meeting Jan 22nd in East Lansing MI.
Also elected were Curt Boak, from Lawn Tech as Vice President & Dan Mausolf, from Stine Turf and Snow as Treasure & Mark Wildeman CGCS from Clio CC as Secretary. The MTF which is governed by a twelve-member board, also welcomed Dan Jennings from ATS as a newly elected director replacing outgoing President Amy Fouty in the Sports & Commercial Turf position. Re-Elected to the Board were Eric Davey from Prestwick Village GC, Mark Wildeman CGCS from Clio CC. Craig Moore from Marquette CC was appointed to the Board to fulfill the term of Rob Pylar from Bayer who stepped down. The board also re-appointed Carey Mitchelson as Executive Director for 2019.
MTF was created in 1956 with 22 members and today manages over $2,000,000 in assets supporting Turfgrass research at Michigan State University and annually awards more then $100,000 in research and support grants to the Turfgrass program at MSU.
“The mission of the Foundation is to work in partnership with Michigan State University, supporting ongoing programs in research, education, and extension in the area of professional turfgrass management that will benefit all individuals who manage turfgrasses or derive pleasure from the results of such management.”