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54th Annual Turfgrass Symposium

  • 12/04/2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12/05/2019
  • 3:00 PM
  • The American Club, Kohler, WI

Registration

  • Anyone wanting to attend that missed Pre-Registration deadline or is registering/paying at door.
  • Anyone that wants to just attend our lunch during the second day of event is welcome to join us.
  • Complimentary Registration for Speakers/Presenters/Panelists
  • Any full time students enrolled in Turfgrass studies and Educators/Extension Agents are welcome to attend this event with our discounted pricing.
  • Includes education and refreshments (Wed-Thur), reception (Wed pm), breakfast (Thur am), and lunch (Thur).

Register


View Hard Copy Invite and Details HERE



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2019 Wisconsin Golf Turf Symposium

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The American Club

Kohler, Wisconsin

Wednesday, December 4th

 

12:00 – 1:00                Symposium Registration

1:00 – 1:15                  Josh LePine, CGCS - 2019 WGCSA President                

Welcome - Opening Remarks

                                               

1:15 – 2:00                  Steve Randall-GCSAA

           Keynote -Communicating for Success in Changing Times        

                                                                                                                                   

2:00 – 2:45                  Kurt Hockmeyer, UW TDDL

                                    TBD

                                   

2:45 –  3:00                 Break

3:00 – 3:45                  Owen Butler, Scott Wedige & Tyler Knowles- Northwestern Mutual

                                    Financial health       

3:45 – 4:30                 Chase Straw- University of Minnesota Horticulture

                                   Technologies for precision irrigation on golf courses

                                                                                                                       

4:30 – 5:00                  Q and A Session

           

5:00                             Refreshments and Conversation


Thursday, December 5th

MORNING

6:45 – 7:45                  Breakfast Buffet

8:00 – 8:45                  Jerry Kienast-Reinders

                                    New Equipment – The New Normal!

           

9:00 – 9:45                  Todd Quitno-Lohman Companies

Inspired Design… What’s Moving the Needle These Days in Golf Architecture?

                                   

9:45 – 10:00                Break

10:00 – 10:45              Mark Baden-Chief Meteorologist, WISN 12

Is our weather changing? How climate change could impact golf courses in the future.

                       

           

10:45– 11:30               Dr. Travis Shaddox, Ph.D. Assistant Professor-U of Kentucky

                                                 Simplifying Soil Test Interpretations for Turfgrass

                                                      

11:30 – 12:00              Q and A Session

12:00 – 1:00                Lunch

AFTERNOON

1:00 – 2:30                  Panel Discussion Renovation

                                    TBD

                                               

2:30 – 3:15                  Bob Vavrek – Central Region Director, USGA Green Section

                                    2019 Year in Review


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