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Old 02-14-2011, 07:46 AM
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Turf Management Boot Camp at NC State this week

Off to turf management boot camp at NC State. Oh boy! I've been looking forward to this for months.

Two of my boys went to State, now I get to go.

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I live in Raleigh area. What is the turf boot camp??
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:42 PM
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Be tough, Jon.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:30 PM
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NC State offers a "Certified Turfgrass Professional" certification. Today was great!

Am learning a lot. It's awesome to be able to talk with professional turf managers and researchers.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:31 PM
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N.C. State has a fine reputation in horticulture ..............
almost as good as THE Ohio State University.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:39 PM
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lol well put

NC State, an original agricultural land grant university, indeed has a fine horticultural reputation, and especially their college of turfgrass management.

Now my oldest and youngest sons would say that their college of engineering have the finest reputation, while my middle son would claim that the college of management at State takes that prize.

personally, I would argue that a degree in Geography at Southern Oregon University trumps them all, however, I am slightly biased on that point, considering that both my wife and I earned that honor.

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Sounds like one we have in NY. Cornell University does a Turfgrass Shortcourse with the NYS Turfgrass Association. 5 days 8 Am - 9 PM and covers soils, IPM, grass species, maintenance, etc. And a test to validate what you learned.
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Yes but with Cornell you also get Ivy

tip o the hat

(my dad went to Wharton)
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Yes but with Cornell you also get Ivy

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Wharton? Man you got the pedigree, Jon.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:40 AM
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Unfortunately it skipped a generation. Mine. thanks, though.

Dad was something. He was a codebreaker during WWII. Worked in that concrete bunker at Pearl.
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