By Amanda Folck
Today is my last day working with Pam Sherratt as a Turfgrass Student Assistant. It is a huge honor to work with Pam and many of the students, people from the turfgrass industry plus faculty and staff that I get the pleasure to work with during my two years at Ohio State. I am graduating on May 7 and receiving my Bachelors of Science degree in Turfgrass and minor in Plant Pathology. I have accepted Continue reading
By Amanda Folck
On April 21, the Turf Club was represented at the Ag Olympics competition. It was an event that had 12 other college fraternities, sororities, and organizations from CFAES competing for the top prize. Events included best uniforms, tug of war, backyard jenga, water balloon toss, etc. For their first appearance at the Ag Olympics in 28 years, the Turf Club came in 3rd place!
The Turf Club also sponsored the golf outing held at Homestead Springs Golf Course on April 23rd. During the event, over 28 sponsors and 24 teams participated at the outing. The total money raised at the outing was $4,500! The money raised will go toward the OSU Turf Club for expenses such as taking students to represent Ohio State in Turf Bowl competitions at GIS and STMA conferences in 2018. Thank you for those that came out for the golf outing. Continue reading
The Ohio State University Turf Club attended the 2017 Sportsturf Managers Association Conference at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, the turf club brought two teams for the STMA student challenge. The student challenge is a competition for challenging the knowledge and skills in the sports turf industry from grass identification, irrigation, knowledge of STMA to math. Ohio State placed 6th and 13th out of 28 teams. Also at the conference, Amanda Folck received the Gary Vanden Burg Internship Grant for her internship at Arsenal Football Club in England. The STMA conference is a good opportunity for students to meet with the professionals in the sports turf industry in the states and abroad.
Working hard at the Student Challenge
Amanda Folck receiving the STMA Gary Vanden Burg Internship Grant
All smiles after the Student Challenge
Attending the STMA Awards Ceremony
For the Athletic, Synthetic, and Baseball Field Management Certificates: things would look a little different for the courses on Carmen. All of the courses from The Ohio State University is switching servers from Carmen’s D2L to a newer system called Canvas. Continue reading
On April 7th, the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosted the 2016 Recognition Banquet. This banquet recognize students, faculty, staff and supporters in the college for their many accomplishments.
Amanda Folck (pictured left, with Dr. Karl Danneberger & Pam Sherratt) received the Outstanding Student Employee award from CFAES. Continue reading
Twelve high school students from Frontier Schools were recently enrolled into the Online Sports Turf Management Certificate Program offered by the Turfgrass Science team in the Dept. of Horticulture & Crop Science at The Ohio State University. Continue reading
During the 2016 Sports turf Short Course, the Ohio State University Turfgrass Science team recognized Tanner Turner as the 2016 Joe Motz Sports Turf Student of the Year. Continue reading
From January 19-21 2016: I attended, for the first time, the Sportsturf Managers Association (STMA) Conference in San Diego, California. At first, I was skeptic going to the trip with the fact I had not been on a airplane for a long time and never been to a conference out of the state of Ohio. Fortunately, I overcame my fear of traveling on a airplane from Columbus, Ohio to San Diego, California. After landing on Tuesday night, Wednesday was the big start to my experience at STMA conference. Continue reading
After winning the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference Championship in New York, the Columbus Crew Soccer Club will be playing at home in the 2015 MLS Cup Championship at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday December 6. But before the Columbus Crew play against the Portland Timbers for the title, the soccer field has to be in the best shape for the finale of the 2015 MLS season. Continue reading
At the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show, there is many educational opportunities provided for people who are involved in sports field management. Here is a list of the topics and speakers during the three-day conference for sports field management: Continue reading