Hire Education (March 23, 2016)
Turfgrass student numbers are down across the nation, so today we’re talking about how we can help make sure the right people are getting the educations and experience they need to keep the Sports Turf Industry moving in the right direction.
We start the episode with a discussion about how we became involved in the turfgrass industry and different ways that we work to mentor (even if only briefly) potential turf-heads.
Then we have 2 Outta the Park interviews first with Dr. John Sorochan (Associate Professor, University of Tennessee) and then Dr. Andrew “Andy” McNitt (Program Coordinator & Professor, Penn State). Both professors are very active within the sports turf industry and work with strong turfgrass programs. We ask them about their strategies for finding and cultivating new turfgrass talent – both schools have different takes on it but are delivering top-notch grads who, these days, have many job opportunities available upon graduation.
Segments: Outta the Park, Special Info
Guests: Dr. John Sorochan (Associate Professor, University of Tennessee) and then Dr. Andrew “Andy” McNitt (Program Coordinator & Professor, Penn State)