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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by beachtownlawnservice, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. beachtownlawnservice

    beachtownlawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    Have any of you attended any of the events/classes they offer? they have everything from landscape design, lawn care, IPM, soil&composting, tree care, master gardener classes,etc.. I attended my commercial applicator class there the instructor was great. sounds like a great resource for information and knowledge. any feedback of the classes you attended would be great.
  2. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    I take a 8 hour class there every year for my CEU credits, the instructors really know their stuff.
  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    Personally I thought the class curriculum was at ankle level. Repetitive "spoon" feeding of the subject matter and shallow presentation is not what I call knowledge.
    Then again I have an undergraduate degree in Turfgrass Agronomy with a minor in Fluid Dynamics and lack dissertation presentation for my MA in Agronomy.
    Unless I have a gun to my head I don't speak with anyone except the lab director at Bryan College Station regarding pathological issues on the differing turf species at the estates I maintain.

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