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Speaker Spotlight - Jerad Minnick

Monday, October 20, 2014  
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Mr. Jerad Minnick
Growing Innovations, Rockville, Maryland


Jerad Minnick is an international grass sport field advisor and educator. Minnick, a former sports field manager, brings his on field experiences to his clients and into the classroom. Minnick holds a BS in Plant Science/ Turfgrass Management from the University of Missouri and gained his experiences with natural grass fields at all levels, parks to professional. His immediate past experience came as Director of Field Maintenance for the 22 field, 160 acre Maryland SoccerPlex.

Minnick will speak in the Sports Field Management track on Thursday, December 11th:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Perception Versus Reality: How Natural Grass Can Take MORE!
Presentation description: 
Public perception is that grass fields have major limitations and challenges. Especially on a small maintenance budget. This presentation will shed new light on the possibilities of natural grass fields and illustrate: GRASS FIELDS CAN TAKE MORE!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Techniques and Technologies for Sports Field Managers
Presentation description:
"If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always gotten". High traffic, low budget grass fields need new solutions. This presentation will provide a wide range of new solutions and possibilities for grass fields.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Three Keys to High Traffic Field Maintenance
Presentation description:
The challenge of maintaining high traffic, low budget grass fields seems BIG! This workshop will simply the challenge and provide steps to use immediately to meet the challenge of high traffic on a small budget!

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