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Tag: Education

What is the real cost of education?

October 22, 2014 By
This fall marks the first time I have not written a college tuition check for one or both of my sons in seven years. While celebrating my newfound financial freedom, I came across a blog by former Secretary of Labor ...

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Irrigation Association, Cal Poly offer CEU-qualifying online courses

September 26, 2014 By
The Irrigation Association has partnered with the California Polytechnic State University’s Irrigation Training & Research Center to offer a series of online courses. Each new course qualifies for continuing education units. Topics include: Basic Soil-Plant-Water Relationships (2 CEUs) Distribution Uniformity ...

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Jacobsen supports education, names scholarship recipients

October 4, 2013 By and
Jacobsen, a Textron Company, is doing its part to support education in the turfgrass industry. The company recently awarded $500 scholarships to 18 college students enrolled in turfgrass management programs. Candidates from across the United States and Canada submitted essays ...

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Road trip research notes

August 22, 2013 By
My road trips to education sessions so far this year have included the Nutrient Management Symposium, the Central Florida Vendor Expo and the Everglades GCSA Spring Symposium. And they all had me wondering what new or modified turf management practices ...

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Turf Toughie: On the topic of Tifway hybrid bermudagrass

May 21, 2013 By
A MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUIZ THAT PUNISHES GUESSING We all know how tough life used to be: Walking five miles to class through chin-high snow drifts… uphill both ways. Being in Dr. Beth Guertal’s classes at Auburn can be just as daunting. ...

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Military discount offered for turf training

December 7, 2012 By
HERNDON, VA.—The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for landscape professionals, and the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education are offering a discount to military members who want to earn PLANET’s Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager ...

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