“We look forward to the TPI conference each year. Staying informed about current best practices allows us to provide superior products to our customers." Aaron McWhorter - NG Turf
Whitesburg, GA (PRWEB) February 25, 2016
A team of seven from NG Turf will be attending the annual educational conference of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) from February 22nd – 25th. This year the conference is being held in Houston, TX at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
NG Turf attendees include Aaron McWhorter, Linda McWhorter, Mark McWhorter, Natalie Howard, Jett Howard, Merritt Alexander, and Helen Albrightson.
According to its mission statement, TPI is an international association dedicated to representing and advancing the turfgrass sod industry worldwide through the promotion of improved practices, the professional development of members, and the enhancement of the environment.
Conference highlights include educational seminars on effective staffing (Dr. Todd Creasy, Western Carolina University), influential voices in the sustainability movement (Ralph Egues, Jr., Cruz Fox, LLC), reducing soil erosion (Dr. Jeff Beasley, Louisiana State University); break-out sessions on modern best-practices in the turfgrass industry; “show and tell” presentations from sod farm owners and managers across the United States; and a keynote address by world-famous tornado hunter, Greg Johnson.
“We look forward to the TPI conference each year,” says Aaron McWhorter, founder and President of NG Turf. “Staying informed about current best practices allows us to provide superior products to our customers. We pass what we learn about sustainability and advances in the green industry along to our customers through educational content in our offices and on our website.”
The conference also includes a Field Day on Wednesday, February 24th, at All Seasons Turfgrass Farm in Brookshire, Texas. The 380-acre farm is located just west of Houston. During the field day event, there will be live demonstrations of the latest equipment and sustainable turfgrass technologies, including a full-scale sod harvest. All sod harvested during the event will be donated to Habitat for Humanity in Houston.
To learn more about the 2016 TPI educational conference and field day, please visit their website at http://www.turfgrasssod.org/publisher/events/2012/10/30/international-education-conference-and-field-day.
About NG Turf
NG Turf is a family-owned and operated turfgrass grower with over 2,500 acres at six locations across Georgia. Members of the Urban Ag Council, the Georgia Green Industry Association, and certified by GCIA (the Georgia Crop Improvement Association), their 11 proprietary varieties of sod include Zeon Zoysia; TifTuf, TifGrand and TifWay Bermuda; Rebel Supreme Fescue; and TifBlair Centipede. Founded in 1985, NG Turf has become Georgia’s premier sod grower and supplier for landscape professionals, golf course developers and superintendents, athletic field managers, municipalities, and homeowners. http://www.ngturf.com