Editor's note: The following is an update on last week's Future Turf Managers event, hosted annually by Jacobsen in Charlotte, N.C., from Jacobsen's Adam Slick, public relations and communications manager.
The annual event gives students a unique opportunity to experience professional turfgrass management at the highest level. During the three-day event, students visit with top superintendents and sports field managers, hear leading-edge presentations from top universities and get an insider’s look at Jacobsen’s turf maintenance equipment.
Attendees must be recommended by directors or professors at turfgrass programs. Students were selected from over twenty colleges and universities, including Penn State University, Texas A&M University, Mississippi State University, Iowa State University and North Dakota State University. The group also included an international student from Myerscough College in Lancashire, England.