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  • 17 Nov 2017 3:02 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)
    Keith Happ will receive the Professional of the Year Award posthumously
    Keith Happ, former Green Section Agronomist with the USGA, will be recognized posthumously with the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation’s Professional of the Year Award. The award is one of the highest honors given by the organization in recognition of an individual’s dedicated service to the turfgrass community. Happ will be recognized on Monday, December 4th during OTF’s Annual Meeting, Awards and Scholarships Dinner.

     

    During his 22-year tenure with the USGA, Happ was able to impact the lives of countless turf managers through his site visits, calls, speaking engagements and volunteer activities. He was immensely passionate about his work, his peers and his family.

     

    Happ was a graduate of the Ohio State University and before joining the USGA, served as superintendent at Legend Lake Golf Course in Chardon, OH and also worked on the grounds crew at the Double Eagle Club while enrolled at Ohio State. We lost Keith on October 27, 2015, but will always be grateful for his leadership and friendship.

     

    Ryan Gregoire of Agricultural Design will be honored with the Darian Daily Memorial Award. Named after the former head groundskeeper of the Cincinnati Bengals, the Darian Daily Memorial Award recognizes an individual that exemplifies Darian’s passion for the industry and people that serve within it.

     

    Gregoire has long been an advocate for the industry. Through his board service, financial generosity and willingness to share his knowledge to anyone willing to listen, he continues to advance the profession and impact those around him.

     

    Lonnie Alonso of Columbus Pest Control will be given the award for Environmental Stewardship for his years of advocacy for our industry. Alonso has spent multiple decades as the chairman of the Ohio Professional Applicators for Responsible Regulation (OPARR). As OPARR chair, he has worked with lawmakers to ensure sensible regulations and science based decisions.

     

    The celebration dinner will be held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown beginning at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to join in honoring these individuals as well as OTF’s scholarship recipients.


    Click here for information and registration

  • 6 Nov 2017 9:22 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Win a little cash just in time for the holidays!

    Tweet for Cash presented by Green Velvet Sod Farms will return for the 2017 OTF Conference & Show. Simply tweet your pictures from the event using the contest hashtags and you're entered to win!

    Hashtag Tasks
    (tasks DO NOT need to be completed in any particular order)

    #OTFLearning

    Learning is the cornerstone of this event. Get a picture of some learning during the conference.

    #OTFCommunity

    The conference & show is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and be a part of the OTF community. Show us what community means to you.

    #OTFExperience

    The OTF Conference & Show is more than just a few days of classes and a tradeshow. It?s an experience! Show us what you enjoy about the OTF Conference & Show experience.

    #OTFCoolGear

    Must be a photo taken on the tradeshow floor. There are lots of great products and services to be found during the show. Show us what you found on the floor.

    Rules & Eligibility:

    • Tweets must be posted between 9:00 AM on Monday, December 4th and 10:00 PM on Wednesday, December 6th.

    • Posts with content deemed inappropriate will not be accepted or considered for the contest.

    • An individual may win one task and the grand prize, but not more than one individual task.

    • To be eligible for the grand prize, an individual must complete all 4 tasks.

    • The winner will be selected based on creativity, post likes and retweets.

    PRIZES:

    $100 for the best tweet for each task

    $1,000 for the best collection of tweets

  • 26 Sep 2017 9:38 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Thank you to all of our players and partners that helped make the 2017 OTF Scholarship Outing a success!

    And of course, thanks to OTF past president and host member, Ed Odorizzi for providing us with an exceptional experience at Tartan Fields!

    Congratulations to all of our winning teams and contestants.

    Click here for a photo gallery

    1st Place - Team VGM Club (Score of 55)
    Keaton Juergens
    Jim Keller
    Andrew Slayman
    Matt Cinded

    2nd Place - Team Best Sand (Score of 56; winner in scorecard playoff)
    Terry Gwinn
    Joel Eaton
    Brian Blount
    James Hlavaty

    Longest Drive #5
    Brian Blount

    Longest Drive #11
    Kyle Rapp

    Closest to the Pin #6
    Brian Blount

    Closest to the Pin #8
    Ken Gregory

    Closest to the Pin #15
    Ian Haidle

    Closest to the Pin #17
    Mike Nowakowski

  • 5 Sep 2017 7:24 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)
    Written by Jay Hobgood, Ph. D.
    Associate Professor, Ohio State University
    Department of Geography


    September Summary

    The average temperature for September will be below normal.  Precipitation will be near normal for the month. 

    Discussion

    The weather pattern in September will be similar to the pattern we saw in August.  There will be an upper level ridge over the western U.S. and an upper level trough over the northeast.  That pattern will produce primarily northwesterly flow across Ohio during the month which will transport cooler air over the state.  Low pressure systems and cold fronts will move across the state on a regular basis and those systems will combine to drop near normal rainfall over the state.
  • 1 Aug 2017 8:36 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Written by Jay Hobgood, Ph.D., Ohio State

    Summary:

    The average temperature for August will be near normal.  Precipitation will be above normal for the month.

    Description:

    The weather pattern in August will continue the pattern we have seen for most of this summer. 

    One or two cold fronts will move across Ohio each week.  Southerly winds ahead of the cold fronts will bring warm, humid air to the region.  When the cold fronts move across the state, they will lift the air and showers and thunderstorms could develop. 

    Northerly winds behind the cold fronts will bring cooler, less humid air.  The warm and cool periods associated with the active weather pattern should average out to near normal temperatures for the month. 

    Occasionally, clusters of thunderstorms could add to rain produced by the passage of the cold fronts and rainfall is likely to be above normal for August.

  • 30 Jun 2017 2:29 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    By Jay Hobgood, Ph.D., Ohio State University

    The average temperature for July will be above normal.  Precipitation will be near normal for the month. 

    The weather pattern in July will feature the typical hot humid weather associated with the middle of summer.  A large high pressure system centered over the Atlantic Ocean will circulate warm humid air over Ohio during much of the month.  Cold fronts will move south from Canada occasionally and they will provide brief breaks from the heat and humidity.  Since the wind will blow predominantly from the south, the average temperature will end up being above average for July.  Summertime thunderstorms and the occasional cold fronts will combine to produce near average rainfall in many parts of the state.

  • 22 Jun 2017 2:17 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Thank you to Reynolds Golf & Turf for their recent commitment to the Partners in Excellence program.

    "Reynolds Golf & Turf and John Deere Golf are always happy to support the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation and its mission to advance the turfgrass industry through research, education and advocacy. The turfgrass profession has some amazing people giving a lot of their time and effort into an industry they love. These professionals deserve the resources and knowledge to do their jobs to the best of their abilities."

    - Michael Bode, Reynolds Golf & Turf

    To learn more about Reynolds Golf & Turf, please click here to visit their website.

  • 7 Jun 2017 7:27 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Thanks to our host, Todd Voss and the team at the Double Eagle Club for the educational tour of one of America's highest ranked facilities.

    Attendees ranged from superintendents, sports field managers, suppliers, students and educators. Lessons learned were applicable for all turfgrass managers; including poa annua management, soil profiles and more.

    Check out some photos from the event by clicking here.

  • 11 May 2017 8:05 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE

    BEST SAND
    SILENCE SAYS IT ALL IN BUNKER MAINTENANCE
    Proper sand can "make or break" a bunker project. Learn how Best Sand's Tour Grade Signature Blend helped Crooked Stick Golf Club superintendent, Jake Gargasz provide superb aesthetics and playability during their recent renovation.
    Click here to learn more

    SYNGENTA
    REGISTER FOR WEEVILTRAK TODAY
    The key to successful ABW control is not only choosing the best products - it's equally important to use them at the right time.
    Visit WeevilTrak Home Page

    GREEN VELVET SOD FARMS
    GREEN VELVET TIMES
    News and updates from the Green Velvet Sod Farms team. Check out issue 195 for spring of 2017.
    Read the newsletter

    CENTURY EQUIPMENT
    TORO WORKMAN GTX UTILITY VEHICLES
    The Workman GTX is the first vehicle in its class to provide the comfort, control and versatility that you have been asking for. The all-new GTX is Simply Superior.
    Watch the video to learn more

    BASF
    ON THE MONEY
    Staying the course with Xzemplar Fungicide.
    Click here to learn more

    SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY
    STAYING ON THE SAME PAGE WITH YOUR BUSINESS
    No matter what part of the green industry you work in, SiteOne has the products for you.
    View the SiteOne catalogs


    TURFWARE
    THE TURFWARE HILL TEST
    See how the TurfWare TR360 ride-on-spreader passes up the competition on hills and slopes. No more slipping or roto-tilling your customers' lawns!
    Watch the video to learn more

    Learn more about our other Partners in Excellence by visiting them online:

    Ag Design | www.agriculturaldesign.net
    Baker Vehicle | www.bakervehicle.com
    Reynolds Golf & Turf | Reynolds Golf & Turf
    Target Specialty Products | www.target-specialty.com

    NEWS FROM OUR PREMIUM PARTNERS


    BAYER
    Bayer: Indemnify
    Click here to learn more


    SUNBELT RENTALS
    Safety Training
    Click here to learn more

    ADVANCED TURF SOLUTIONS
    Check Your Calibration
    Click here to learn more

    HARRELL'S
    Polyon Fertilizer: Benefits at a Glance
    Click here to learn more

    COURSE & CLUB GOLF OUTFITTERS
    DESIGNED TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN YOUR CLUB'S IMAGE
    Click here to learn more

    THE HILL COMPANY
    The Story Behind tvSTS
    Click here to learn more

    LEGACY TURF & ORNAMENTAL
    Patch Work and Overseeding
    Click here to watch the video

    BRANDT IHAMMER
    BRANDT iHammer Golfer Ethan Tracy Earns First Web.com Victory
    Click here to learn more

    PENNINGTON SEED
    Pro Turf Seasonal Tips
    Click here to learn more

    MEDINA SOD FARMS
    Sod Blends and Mixtures
    Click here to learn more

    HELENA
    Helena Professional
    Click here to learn more

    WALKER SUPPLY
    Are You Fighting Earthworm Castings?
    Click here to learn more

  • 5 May 2017 8:05 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation was recently recognized by the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) with three awards for excellence in communication.

    Designed to acknowledge the wealth of outstanding communications generated by the Green industry, the TOCA Communications Awards recognize outstanding writing, design, photography, videography and interactive efforts in Publishing and Marketing Communications.

    Best Overall Design - Printed Newsletter
    Spring 2016 OTF Turf News
    View the newsletter

    Best Mobile Application
    OTF Conference & Show Mobile App

    Merit Award -
    Most Engaging Social Media Campaign

    Tweet for Cash presented by Green Velvet Sod Farms
    Learn more about the campaign

    Thanks to all of our content contributors, partners and members for making this recognition possible. We're working to enhance these and other programs to improve the value of your membership.

    About TOCA

    The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) is composed of editors, writers, publishers, photographers, public relations/advertising practitioners, industry association leaders, manufacturers and others involved in green industry communications.

    From its beginnings in 1990, TOCA has been serving members of the green industry by fostering an open exchange of information regarding issues that affect how we communicate to our various audiences.

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