This week’s In the Field Friday is Devin Herman. Devin is originally from Edgerton, Ohio. He is a recent graduate from Ohio State ATI with associate of applied science degrees in turfgrass management and landscape horticulture. Devin currently works for the Cincinnati Reds as their grounds crew intern.
A day for Devin includes maintenance of the field including mowing, edging, painting lines, and handling maintenance outside of the stadium, which includes taking care of the flowers and trimming trees. He also gets to work during Reds games and other events held at the stadium.
Devin’s advice to students is, “Work hard, prepare for long hours, and network with everyone in and out of your field. The name of the company or organization doesn’t mean anything if you don’t get to experience everything your job has to offer.”