Center for Turfgrass Science
The Penn State Center for Turfgrass Science has been at the forefront of cutting edge turfgrass research for decades.
From the development of bentgrass varieties to the management of turfgrass pests, faculty continue to provide valuable management information for turfgrass managers worldwide.
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Penn State Turf Alumna Shares her Success Story
March 3, 2014At first I was met with some resistance upon asking to learn every piece of equipment, but was eventually trained on most due to my persistence. After several summers as a laborer, I decided on turfgrass maintenance as a career and enrolled in a two-year program. There were only a few women, but we were at the top of the class. Upon graduation, I applied for management positions, working my way up through various intern, training and technician jobs. I built my resume around mentors who were respected and knowledgeable. I always felt I just needed someone to give me a chance to learn and prove myself adept. That chance came two years ago when I accepted my first assistant position.
Penn State Alum Talks About Snow Challenges on Athletic Fields
February 25, 2014Dan Shemesh, the director of grounds for the Red Bulls at their stadium in Harrison, N.J., and their training center in Hanover, N.J., has also worked with the Phillies and the Eagles in Philadelphia and the Patriots and the Revolution in New England. Through cold and warm weather, rain and snow, grass and artificial turf, he said, many of the athletes he encounters do not care much about the condition of the material underfoot. That category, however, does not include soccer players.
Penn State Alum Talks About His Success
February 21, 2014Range picker at 14… Superintendent at 24… Director of operations by 28… How Schuylkill CC’s decision to hire the local kid paid off.