UACES Facebook Turfgrass field day yields unique opportunities for exploration of innovative ideas

Turfgrass field day yields unique opportunities for exploration of innovative ideas

By Jessica Wesson

U of A System Division of Agriculture

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will showcase the latest innovations and methods in turfgrass management during its annual Turfgrass Field Day on July 25.

Turfgrass Field Day 2014

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The field day will be jam-packed with events for those in the turfgrass industry. The field day will take place at the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Fayetteville. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the field day will conclude by 3 p.m.

Mike Richardson, horticulture professor at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, organizes the event with help from students and other faculty. Richardson said this field day will have a little bit of something for everyone.

“The Turfgrass Field Day will provide industry professionals the opportunity to see the latest research results from the turfgrass team, in addition to seeing new equipment demonstrations that could be useful in their business,” said Richardson. “The event is also a great opportunity to network with vendors and other turfgrass professionals around the region. Field tours will be geared to either golf course management, lawncare professionals, or sports field managers.”

Richardson said he looks forward to these turfgrass field days every year.

“We certainly hope for a great turnout,” he said, “This event is always a lot of fun and hopefully educational for everyone involved.”

Online registration is open for this event and can be found at https://horticulture.uark.edu/research-extension/turf/turf-education/field-day.php. Lunch, hats, and information packets will be guaranteed to those that pre-register online.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Jessica Wesson
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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