Pam Sherratt is a finalist for the 2015 IOG International Ambassador of the Year. The award is given to people who made a difference in “championed British groundmanship abroad.” The IOG Awards is an awards ceremony that acknowledge the professional and upcoming professionals that have a drive and passion in working in the turfgrass industry in the United Kingdom. Sherratt, an England native, have been working within the turfgrass industry for many years and wish her the best luck with her nomination for this prestigious award!
OSU’s turf program has been mentioned in The Courier, which is a newspaper from Findlay, Ohio. In the article they interviewed Nate McKinniss, who is a Senior at the Ohio State Turfgrass program. Other people they interviewed for the story was Ralph Kepple, an OSU Turfgrass alumni and current superintendent at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia and Matt Williams, the program coordinator for the research farm and coordinator of the Ohio State University Turfgrass program. Click here to look at the article!
Photo Credit: John Reitman
Jeff is a student from Nebraska who is doing his internship in Ireland through Ohio State’s International Exchange Program. The program sends students overseas to gain experience at golf courses, sports pitches (fields) and other green industry placements. They bring international students to the USA to do the same thing. Over the years we have placed OSU students at venues like Arsenal Football Club in England, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Jeff is writing a BLOG so we can see some of the cool things he’s doing. It’s worth a read and his description of Guinness is spot on!
The Grass Roots Initiative at the US National Arboretum in DC got a mention on the TV today!