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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ETPRO, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    After replacing a burned up pump this morning on my sprayer. Sprayed good for one yard and it started clogging. After much "stirring" (thinking the solution had settled out or something while I was changing the pump) I reached into the bottom of the sprayer to find this guy lodged into the intake. Don't ask me how he got in, the tank was closed up all season under the shed... That'll ruin a morning.

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  2. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    I'm not in Longview proper, I'm closer to Gilmer, which puts me right at 1.5-1.75 hrs away from SFA. That's my main beef. I'd have to have yet another vehicle that gets good mileage to commute back and forth. That's in addition to at least one if not 2 (most likely) trucks. That gets expensive!

    If anything I'll try to clep a lot of the non-hort stuff required for the degree (US history, Political Science, Social Science, Performing arts, etc). Or I may just take the hort classes and not get the degree. I'm not into the whole "college experience" and would rather spend less time in classes for things I don't need. I already have all the experience I feel like i need in the area of public speaking, I am the vice president of a organization of 280+ people and regularly speak in front of 130+ people at monthly meetings. I also took some college level courses while I was in high school in subjects like history and such. Plus my dad teaches history and economics so I'm kept well versed in much of that. Not to say that classes like that are not good, its just I don't feel like it is necessary for me for the path I am taking.
    Like I said somewhere else, I'd like to take some further business classes. Mainly some accounting to reinforce what I already know. I've taken accounting 101 but would like to build on that. Maybe some web classes.
     
  3. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ah man, you are making me show my ignorance :laugh:
    I graduated High school in 1985. I did enroll in Jr College but working full time that only lasted a semester. I started mowing part time in 1995 and went full time in May 2004. I would have went full time sooner but I needed 17 years of service to get full retirement.

    Trust me, I have nothing against Horticulture degrees and feel they are a great thing to have [wish I had one]. I do think time in field, short courses, seminars, reading, ect...... can also give you knowledge in this field. I truly feel that "People Skills" and business sense is what can make you or break you.
     
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    He was probably in the water hose getting some bugs and taking a good ol nap, untill you ruined it you mean ol bully :laugh:
     
  5. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    Turf Dawg, completely agree on hands on, seminars and short courses. Nothing can replace the hands on. I probably learned just as much in 6 months at the golf course internship as I did in at least a year or two of college. Nothing can substitute the hands on experience.

    What branch did you serve in? Much respect.
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  6. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    Tell me about it. What a crappy way to go. Drown in a pesticide sprayer.
     
  7. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    Rained most of today. Secured a new large maintenance account today. Organized the job trailer. (I'll actually post pictures of it now that it looks acceptable.) We usually pull this in and park it on a new install. I keep an assortment of fittings, slip fixes, glue tools, valve locator etc in the F150 for service calls. Don't want to have to drag a trailer everytime I go to do a repair. Also use this to transport small loads of plants.

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  8. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Looking good!!!!
     
  9. FlawlessLawns

    FlawlessLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Hey guys I'm extremely new to this industry and very young. I'm 18. I still have another year of high school to get through. I plan on getting a business management degree with a focus in entrepreneurship. However, I have recently found myself torn between going ahead with that, and getting a degree in horticulture. I'm just wondering if you guys think that it would be at all possible to get schooling in both? Whether that be just getting the business degree while doing the seminar/some classes/reading kind of self taught approach...or actually going through and getting my business degree and then getting a hort degree on top of that...?? Any advice on this or hell, anything regarding this industry would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

    Lane
     
  10. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Hey, you might go for a hort major and then take business classes along with that, most hort degrees require some business classes anyways.
     

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