Golf Course Management

DEC 2013

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Saskatchewan. Swanson is a graduate of Michigan State University and has been director of grounds and golf course operations at Red Rock Country Club, Arroyo Golf Club and Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas. Pay heed at the pump Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced a national ethanol education and consumer protection campaign, "Look Before You Pump." The campaign cautions consumers that it is harmful and illegal to use higher than 10 percent ethanol gas in any outdoor power equipment such as mowers, chain saws, snow throwers and generators. A survey conducted by OPEI and Harris Interactive revealed that 71 percent of Americans are not sure what the legal level is for ethanol gas (anything higher than 10 percent ethanol) in small-engine products. The "Look Before You Pump" campaign reaches consumers through radio and video public service announcements, fact sheets, in-store displays, labeling and product hang tags. For more information, go to Pickseed, Seed Research of Oregon and DLF International Seeds — will continue. "The brands and the teams supporting those brands will remain separate and distinct," says Claus Ikjaer, CEO and president of the newly formed DLF-Pickseed USA Inc. Josh Haggas joined Jacobsen's sales team as national accounts manager. Haggas came to Jacobsen from E-Z-Go, where he spent nearly a decade as a sales representative. Haggas graduated with a degree in marketing management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Curtis Industries added two employees as part of its ongoing strategy to strengthen business development and communications with dealers. Randy Ploof was hired to be the business development manager for the U.S. eastern region, encompassing 22 states from Maine Jacobsen awarded 18 college students in turfgrass management programs with $500 scholarships. They are: Brown Backstrom, Kentucky; Keith Brandtjen, Oregon State; Dustin Bucher, to Florida. Mark Manno was named marketing manager. He is leading the company's online presence and will work to improve website capabilities. Kioti Tractor raised more than $25,000 this year to beneft the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The fundraising surrounded Canada's CBIC Run for the Cure, a national run that occurred in October. Aldric Robicheau was the top individual fundraiser with a total of $4,609 and received the limited edition pink CS2410 Subcompact Tractor. PEOPLE news State University. In 1992, The New York Mets drafted him. Haggas will be responsible for serving multi-course owners and management companies across the U.S. and Canada. Steven Swanson was appointed territory manager for Bernhard Grinders in the western U.S. Swanson is guiding sales and distribution of the Bernhard product line in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming along with the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and "A single sedge tuber can produce more than 1,900 shoots." December 2013 GCM 103

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