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56th Annual Conference & Tradeshow

January 10 - 12, 2022
Embassy Suites
Murfreesboro, TN

Monday, January 10, 2022

Time

 

8:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Doug Ward, TTA President

8:15 – 9:00AM

TBD

George Toma (via Zoom)

9:00 – 10:00 AM

World Golf Championships Come to TN

Nick Bisanz, TPC Southwind

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 – 11:00 AM

It’s Good to Be in the Tennessee Green Industry

 

Dr. Ashley Stokes

Dean, University of Tennessee Extension

Dr. Hongwei Xin

Dean, University of Tennessee AgResearch

Dr. Caula Beyl

Dean, Herbert College of Agriculture

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

UTK North: Valhalla Country Club Preparing for the PGA

 

John Ballard, CGCS

Valhalla Country Club

Phil Vineyard
Valhalla Country Club

Amanda Potter

Valhalla Country Club

Jeremiah Barker

Valhalla Country Club

 

12:00 – 1:30 PM

TTA Awards Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting

 

Back to School: Deep Dives into Turfgrass Science

1:30 – 3:15 PM

All You Ever Wanted to Know

 about GDD

 

Bill Kreuser, PhD

GreenKeeper

 

 

So You’re Interested in

Zoysiagrass Greens

 

John Sorochan, PhD

University of Tennessee

Tyler Carr

University of Tennessee

David Doguet, PhD

Bladerunner Farms

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Poa365: A Deep Dive into Turf’s Most Interesting Weed

 

Jim Brosnan, PhD

University of Tennessee

Devon Carroll

University of Tennessee

New Weapons for Warm Season Diseases

 

Brandon Horvath, PhD

University of Tennessee

David McCall, PhD

Virginia Tech

5:15 – 6:00 PM

TGCSA Annual Meeting

TVSTMA Annual Meeting

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

TIME

Professional Development

Hands-on Workshop

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Can You Get Our Attention?

 

Kraig Kann

Kann Advisory Group

 

 

 

What’s in the Bag? A Review of Fertilizers and How to Apply Them Correctly

 

Tom Samples, PhD

University of Tennessee

 

Brad Jakabowski,

Penn State University

 

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Lunch and Fun on the Trade Show Floor

6:00 – 9:00 PM

 

Top Golf Event

 

Transportation Provided

 


 

 

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

TIME

Golf Turf

Sports Turf

Workshop

Sod Producers

Pesticide Certification

8:00 – 8:45 AM

State of the Game in the Tri-Star

 

Darren Reese / Chad Anderson

TBD

 

Nicole Sherry, Baltimore Orioles

 

Equipment Managers Workshop

 

 

Ryan Erickson

Brentwood CC

 

Chris Pinkston

Troubador Golf & Field Club

 

Andy Gasparini
Belle Meade Country Club

 

Tom Alexander

Precision Reels

 

Veda Pugh

Seasonal Harvesters

 

 

Casey Reynolds, PhD

Executive Director, Turfgrass Producers International

 

 

 

 

Sod Production Roundtable

 

Training for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Pesticide Certification Exam

 

Learn all you need for the Category 3 and Category 7 Exams required to be a certified application in TN

 

Dr. Darrell Hensley

University of Tennessee

8:45 AM

TBD

 

 

Tyler Rae, GCA

Tyler Rae Design

 

What Goes Into Getting a Field Painted for TV?

Bryan Ogle, UT
Racetrack?

 

9:45 AM

Preparing for the 2026 World Cup: UT Turfgrass Leading the Way

 

John Sorochan, PhD

University of Tennessee

 

Kyley Dickson, PhD

University of Tennessee

 

Alan Ferguson

FIFA via Zoom

 

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Resurrecting The Lido

 

Jimmy Humston

The Lido

TBD

 

Nicole Sherry, Baltimore Orioles

11:30 AM

 

 

Adjourn

Lunch

12:30 – 3:00 PM

Take the Exam to Become a Certified Applications in TN

Dr. Darrell Hensley

University of TN

 

 


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