Student Stories: Turf grad loved working on soccer field

Posted: September 16, 2010

It's not unusual for someone to love puppies, chocolate or summer. Nor is it strange for someone to love listening to the Beatles, receiving presents or going to the beach. However, it is a bit peculiar for someone to love what Erick Landis does. He fell head over heels for ... turf.

The recently graduated Turfgrass Science major began his love affair with grass at the tender age of 12 in Hazleton, Pa., due to his father's unique residence. Landis' dad resides on the 12th hole of a golf course.