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Old 10-17-2000, 09:17 AM
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http://www.paturf.org/

Eastern PA Turf Conference & Trade Show



Tuesday-Thursday, January 9-11, 2001

Valley Forge Convention Center

1200 First Avenue

King of Prussia, PA 19406

For information, contact: Nancy Bosold
Berks County Cooperative Extension
1238 County Welfare Road
P.O. Box 520
Leesport, PA 19533-0520
Phone: (610) 378-1327

Michael Smith
Gulph Mills Golf Club
300 Swedeland Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: (610) 828-0253
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Old 10-17-2000, 09:26 AM
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More cheap education available at the pa turfs 3 day golf conference coming up next month in state college.

Get this it's only $75 for three days of instruction!!!

http://www.paturf.org/pdf/nov_14.pdf
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Old 10-17-2000, 10:08 AM
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Our Lesco stores put on an educational day over the winter. It was essentially a commercial put on by the various chemical reps, but none the less, there was much to be learned. Cost was $15 for the all day seminar which included a buffet lunch, and also got me 2 CORE and 4 category credits for my pesticide license.
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Old 10-17-2000, 02:31 PM
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Try looking at
http://www.exmark.com/TheResource.htm

They had some good stuff.
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Old 10-17-2000, 03:20 PM
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Join your state turfgrass association. They will have many educational meetings throughout the year. In IN, the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation has a winter conference, 3-4 days in Indianapolis, a summer field day at Purdue, where you can bring in samples of problems to be diagnosed by the specialists there, and numerous one day and half day events around the state. MRTF also sponsors a week long intensive turf school in Feb each year, in conjunction with IL turf assn.
You never know when you will get an answer to a problem or question bugging you. Many times the answer will come from another contractor sitting next to you at a seminar. You simply cannot get educated by a web page as effectively as you can in a group of peers. Lawnsite.com is a rare exception to that idea, because there are few organizations dealing with the details of turf maintenance and equipment that we see here.
Also check the turf associations in adjoining states. Their conferences and field days will generally not conflict with each other, because these associations often share speakers.
You will never get enough education to know it all, but you can learn where to get the answer to almost any question you come up against. Make use of state extension specialists. I once spent 30 mins on a call about a question, got shifted to 7-8 different people until I got my answer; this was not a pass the buck deal, my questions were just refined thru each contact until I got to the person who had exactly the knowledge to help me.

Some state organizations, and a lot of other info, are linked here: http://comp.uark.edu/~karcher/turflinks

Go here to find your state cooperative extension service: http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/statepartners/usa.htm

[Edited by GroundKprs on 10-17-2000 at 06:46 PM]
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