Nolan Ryan speaking at the IA Show? Cool!

By |  September 3, 2013

The 2013 Irrigation Show takes place Nov. 4-8 in Austin, Texas. I won’t be attending this year, but North Coast Media will have representation there — Landscape Management editor-in-chief Marisa Palmieri will be there along with LM’s publisher, Bill Roddy.

I’ll have to ask Marisa to stop by and see what Nolan Ryan has to say at the IA’s general session. I’m sure it won’t have much to do with irrigation, and I wouldn’t want it to. But I’d love to hear a few amusing anecdotes and lessons learned from the guy with seven career no-hitters and seven right hooks into Robin Ventura’s face.

They’ll also have Javier Colon, winner of Season One of “The Voice,” performing in concert. I’m pretty sure I watched that show (the one with Cee-Lo, right?) and would recognize Colon if I heard him.

They’ve got Austin as a location, Nolan Ryan as a speaker and a free concert? Plus, there are three Whataburger locations nearby, as well as a Doobie Brothers concert in town that week?

Sounds like the Irrigation Association might just get it — they’ve already got a good show, and now they’ve added some interesting entertainment into the mix!

Marisa, let’s talk trade!

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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 25-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at

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