Ohio Turfgrass Conference & Show continues growth at its 35th annual event
The 35th Ohio Turfgrass Conference & Show was held December 3-6, 2001 in Columbus Ohio, drawing 4,298 turfgrass professionals, professors and students to its annual year-end event. The 3,306 registered attendees took part in over 90 hours of educational sessions, while visiting the trade show featuring 540 booths from 246 exhibiting companies.
The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF) held it’s Annual Awards Banquet on December 5, where a check for $136,470 was presented to the Ohio State University representing $111,470 in turfgrass research grants and $25,000 for scholarships to turfgrass students throughout the state of Ohio.
Several awards were also presented at the banquet, including: “Professional of the Year” Award to long-time OTF Board member and Past President Hank Chafin. A special “Honorary Lifetime Membership” Award was presented to OTF Past President Bob O’Brien of Century Equipment.
For more information call Kevin Thompson at (888) 683-3445, ext. 3151, or visit www.ohioturfgrass.org.