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kind research demonstration program. FarmLinks TV provides a platform for multiple program and presentation broadcasts, social media messaging and more as part of the ever-evolving Experience at FarmLinks. Club Car, Sod Solutions, Vortex and BASF Research are among the companies that have been highlighted on FarmLinks TV via short videos produced in-house at Pursell Farms. The Web television channel is tv.pursellfarms.com. Exacto Inc. completed warehouse expansion at its location in Sharon, Wis. An additional 20,000 square feet of warehouse space tripled indoor storage capacity and doubled the amount of shipping/receiving docks at the facility. The energy-effcient green storage space was designed to minimize the impact on the surrounding ecosystem and is already being used to house more than 180,000 pounds of dry materials and packaging for dayto-day operations. the Dealer Service of the Year Award. Outstanding sales achievement awards went to C&M and Latin American dealers JACH USA (Venezuela) and ProGolf (Brazil). Asia-Pacifc dealers recognized were Mikuni (Japan), the Asia-Pacifc Dealer of the Year Award recipient; Power Turf (New Zealand), Dealer Service of the Year Award; and Shiriro Equipment (Thailand), Sales Conquest Award. Nominations are being sought for the Sports Turf Manager of the Year Award from the Sports Turf Association launched with the cooperation and sponsorship of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute and the GTI Solutions Group. The award is intended to recognize a Canadian sports turf manager for his or her professional ability and contribution, and show appreciation for their proactive and progressive efforts within the profession and the industry. The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. Additional information is available at www. sportsturfassociation.com. frst time in more than 25 years that the USGA has added a national championship; it brought aboard the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship in 1987. The USGA also announced it is retiring the U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Amateur Public Links following the completion of the 2014 events. The decision, the USGA says, is based upon an internal review that determined those championships no longer serve their original mission because of the widespread accessibility public course golfers today enjoy in USGA championships. PEOPLE news The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) announced its 2013 offcers and board of directors who were elected in February during the CMAA's 86th World Conference and Club Business Expo in San Diego. Richard H. Bayliss Jr., CCM, CCE, chief operating offcer of The Lost Tree Club of North Palm Beach, Fla., was elected president. Galliou heads Bayer's environmental science division Bayer CropScience named Gilles Galliou as president of its environmental science division in North America. Galliou has more than 20 years of experience in global and U.S. agribusiness. He joined Bayer CropScience in 1990. He led Bayer Garden, the environmental science division's consumer business for the European region. In his most recent role, Galliou drove business growth by focusing and realigning strategic goals, supporting and empowering business managers, and fostering stronger sharing of best practices. He replaced Jacqueline Applegate, Ph.D., who now serves as CEO of Bayer CropScience Australia and New Zealand. Becker Underwood has made two videos available: "Trends in Turf Colorant Applications" and "When to Apply Turf Colorants." Go to www. youtube.com/watch?v=xwg6qsrvy4k. and www.youtube.com/watch?v= ivvkNUt7YQ. Jacobsen recognized its topperforming dealers and salespeople during the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. O.J. Compagnie, a Canadian-based dealer, received the Dealer of the Year Award. The honor is based on a dealer's sales growth, market penetration and market share. Salesperson awards went to Dave Fleming of Golf Ventures (Florida), Nathan Cobb of C&M (Texas, New Mexico and Colorado) and Paul Turner of G.C. Duke (Canada). Other award highlights: Golf Ventures was recognized for 20 years in business, and Baker Vehicle Systems (Ohio) for 25 years. Lawn & Golf Supply Co. (Pennsylvania and Delaware) was honored for 75 years in business. Wilfred MacDonald (New York, New Jersey) received The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) holds its annual national conference April 20-22 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas in Scottsdale, Ariz. Education sessions at the conference included Today's Water and the Law; Fundamental Irrigation Standards; Dissecting Legislative Updates; Emerging Design Trends; Maximizing Modern Technology; and Coping with Alternative Water Supplies and More. The United States Golf Association (USGA) added two new championships: U.S. Amateur FourBall Championship and U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship. They will be played annually between midMarch and late May, with the inaugural events scheduled for 2015. It is the April 2013 GCM 111