Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Minutes 11/29/12

Max Bloomquist, a recent Iowa State Graduate, came and spoke about his internship experience in Medinah, Illinois. He had the opportunity to work at the last Ryder Cup and is now looking to find interns for this next summer. If you are interested, contact him or Dr.Christians.

Elections were held at last meeting and the results are:
President: Spencer Nelson
Vice President: Joel Rieker
Treasurer: Andrew Doyle
Secretary: Andy Harmsen
Ag Council: Dustin Schelling
ITI Rep: Ben Palczynski
Fundraising: Jeremy Ehlers
Webmaster: Bryant Marks


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Max Bloomquist from Medinah Country Club is an Iowa State alumni and talked about the preparation going into the Ryder Cup this past fall and the internship opportunity they had available for the summer of 2013
Past President Dan Strey
Pictured are the new officers for the Spring 2013 semester

Friday, November 9, 2012

Minutes 11/09/12

-STMA deposits are due! Please write "STMA deposit" in the memo so that it does not get cashed and given to the club. Get those to Dan by the end of the day Friday preferably.

-Email Dan if you were not at the meeting and plan on going to GCSAA, it is time to start thinking about travel plans and we need numbers for hotel rooms. This year we will be signing up for hour long time slots to work the booth at the trade show.

-Nominations for club officers are as follows:

President: Joel R, Evan A, and Spencer N
VP: Josh L, Andy D, Andy H, and Kevin H
Treasurer: Kevin H, Joel R, and Andy H
Secretary: Blake D and Colton M
Ag Council: Ben P, Dustin S, and Colton M
ITI Rep: Joel R, Brady C, Andy H, Dustin S
Fundraising: Dustin S, and Jeremy E
Webmaster: Bryant M

-Elections will happen after Thanksgiving, so please plan to attend. -Please pick up Turf Club apparel as soon as possible, lots of people are wanting extras, so don't let yours be given away!

Have a good break!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

There will be a turf club meeting this evening at 6:30 in room 118 Hort. Tonight will be an important meeting to attend. We will be taking nominations for next years club officers. I would like for everyone to be attendance.

Also, I need to get all of the names of individuals who are going to attend the GCSAA conference. I will be discussing the travel arrangements and other critical items at tonight's meeting.

If you are not able to attend tonight and are planning on going to the GCSAA conference, let me know so I can add you to the list.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Final Reiman Gardens Application

Just as a reminder, today is the last Reiman Gardens application of the season. We will be putting down a herbicide and need as many certified applicators as possible. If you are not certified, there are still other things that can be done. We will be meeting at Reiman at 4:00 this afternoon.

Minutes 10/23/2012

First off, turf club apparel is finally here and can be picked up in my office (Room 54, across for the head house). Please have a check or exact cash. I won't have any change.

Second, as I stated at last weeks meeting, we will be applying herbicide at Reiman Gardens this Thursday afternoon at 4:00pm. We need as many certified applicators as possible. If you are not certified and would like extra hours, we will have other things that need to be done besides spraying.

Now that most people have scheduled their classes for next semester, please come sign up for volunteering at the ITI Conference. I have the sheets down in my office. This is a great way to network with professionals from within the industry.

The ITI is currently in the process of relocating their office from Ames to Ankeny. I met with Jeff Wendel today and he is looking for help moving out of their Ames office this Thursday morning. The moving truck will arrive at 9:00 in the morning. Anyone who helps out will receive entry to the conference. I will be there and it would be great for the turf club to help out.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meeting Minutes 10/9/2012

Montreux Internship: Montreux is looking for 2 interns for 3-6 months. They also have an assistant position open. Check previous emails form Dr. Christians for more information about the positions.

Reiman App: We will be doing a fertilizer app on Thursday 10/11 at 4:00pm. We had about 15 people say they could be there, the more the quicker we can get it done! These hours will count toward GCSAA and STMA trips. Those who are certified applicators, look for an email from Dan about putting down herbicide toward the end of the month.

ITI Conference: Looking for volunteers on Jan 29th-31st. Volunteering for 3 hours will get you into the rest of the conference for FREE. If you were unable to attend the meeting and are interested in volunteering, shoot Dan an email.

GCSAA: It's time to start thinking about becoming a member as soon as possible. If you need to renew your membership, those applications HAVE to be faxed in.

Blog sites: Keep checking out the blog sites for posts, also all scholarship applications are posted on there. There is A LOT of money out there, so apply for as many as you are qualified for. See Dr. Christians if you have questions.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 25, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Golf Outing: October 6th at Honeycreek Golf Course in Boone. $20 for club members and full price for any non members, includes meal. 10 am Shotgun start.
Apparel: Order forms are out, if you need one, email cpsheehy@iastate.edu. Order forms are due on October 7th, so the apparel can be ordered on October 8th. Print out your order form and hand it in to Dan or Casey, or email it back, preferably only the 3rd page of the document.
Reiman App: In a couple of weeks we will need anyone who is a certified applicator in Iowa, along with the normal crew to lay fertilizer.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Turf Club 2012 Apparel

For the new school year we have a new line up of club apparel. Below is a list of items as well as prices and an ordering form. if you have any questions feel free to contact Dan Strey at dstrey@iastate.edu or Casey Sheehy at cpsheehy@iastate.edu

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dan Strey, Turf Club president, wrote an article about 2011-2012 Turf Club which will be published in the horticulture alumni magazine.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Last year’s winning turf bowl team has been honored with a picture in the new Agriculture Display in the bottom floor of Curtis hall.  Stop by and see the display when you get a chance.  If you enter through the north door, it will be three quarters of the way down the main hall on your right.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Here are some pictures of a sports turf fund raiser at the local high school in Gilbert, Iowa on Aug. 17, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Welcome Back Turf Club Members,

Welcome back to campus, it seems like it was a short summer. We have a number of activities in the next two weeks. The sports turf students are working today (Friday August 17) on fund raising projects for travel to the National Sports turf meeting in Daytona Beach Florida in January. If you are interested in working with them on their projects, contact Andrew Hoiberg at 303-905-8968 . He will let you know when they will be working again.

The entire turf club will be doing Reiman Garden fertilizing in the next two weeks. Watch for e-mails on the timing of that application. The first club meeting is August 29 at 6:00 in room 118 Horticulture.

We have a special speaker who was at Wimbledom this summer to help prepare for the tournament. He will talk about his experiences. I am looking for other speakers for the fall meetings. If you would like to talk about your experience this past summer, contact Dan Strey and get on the schedule.
There is a state sports turf meeting scheduled for August 28 at Davenport. We are taking a state van and plan to have the club pay the entry fee for students. Contact Dan Strey at dstrey@iastate.edu to get on the list.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

At tonight's meeting we were introduced to the new Treasurer's Report Spreadsheet. With this document we are able to keep track of our financial records more accurately. An idea of our current balance: After GCSAA costs are factored in, we should be sitting around $12,000 for the club.
Congratulations to Team 77 for 1st place in the Turf Bowl! The Conference was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The traveling trophy made its way back to Ames, along with $4,000 check, once again with another Turf Bowl victory. The Winning team consisted of Isaac Mertz, Dan Strey, Casey Sheehy, and Shane Lohman. Other participants in the Turf Bowl and GCSAA Conference included Ethan Morford, Adam Grimm, Josh Meyn, Evan Alderman, and Kirk Hudson. Thank you to those who participated and congratulations on the victory! Be sure to check out the press releases online.
Mark your calendars for the Horticulture Banquet on April 5, 2012 @ the Alumni Center. Jeff Johnson, President and CEO of ISU AA will be speaking to our department. The club has agreed to pay an amount for each of you to attend.
A couple scholarship opportunities still remain. The essay contest ($1,000-$2,000) is due by March 31, 2012 and the Scholars Competition ($500- $6,000) is due June 1, 2012. Must be a GCSAA member to apply. See Dr. Christians if you are interested or have an questions.
Fundraising opportunities are quickly approaching, Reiman Gardens applications will begin mid April. Mark you calendars for that, great opportunity to get in hours for GCSAA and STMA conferences. The spring golf outing/cookout will also be help mid April. An idea to use Veenker was suggested as a possibility. If you know of any businesses or companies you are in contact with or have worked for that would be willing to donate funds to us, contact Dan as soon as possible.
Tonight we also had the pleasure of hearing from Tim Johnson from Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, MN. Tim shared with us his experiences in the industry and more about Spring Hill and their internship program and opportunities. If you would like more information and or are interested in interning at Spring Hill, see Dr. Christians to contact Tim.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

We had our first meeting of the month tonight. A few things to take note of:

-Ag Council is looking for a faculty rep, email Adam Grimm ASAP with any suggestions you have.

-We had the privilege of having Brent Cunningham of ISU Rec Services come and speak to us. Brent is the Turf Coordinator for Rec Services, he is looking for 2 students to work starting in March. If this is something you are interested in or have questions, you can reach Brent at: 111 Lied Rec Services. Phone: 515-294-4247 Cell: 515-451-7280 Email: brentc@iastate.edu.

STMA Reimbursement- Forms NEED to be in ASAP (they should have been turned in at the meeting). Please get those in as soon as possible (No later than Friday) because it takes about a month before we get the money back.

GCSAA Conference- Coming up quickly. February 28th thru March 2nd. If you are going and have not become an member of the GCSAA, do so, cost is as low as $30 for a student membership. If you are participating in the Turf Bowl please register for the Educational Conference as soon as possible. Turf Bowl study sessions are being held every Monday at 6:00 pm in 118.

For those going to the conference, on March 1st at 3:00 pm we need to be at the Toro booth.

Horticulture Banquet- April 5, 2012 we will be joining the Hort Club in participating in this banquet. Jeff Johnson, President and CEO of the ISU Alumni Association will be speaking.

-A motion was passed to have the Turf Club pay $11.50 per person, in the club, to attend.

Scholarships- College of Ag and Life Sciences Scholarships are due February 15th. Any troubles finding them, see Barb or Dr. Christians.

Fund Raising- Ideas to keep in mind: Reiman Garden app in Mid April. Golf Outing/ Cook out this coming spring, more details to come.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday January 25, 2012 Turf Club Meeting

At tonight's meeting, we were introduced to the new "Turf Club Blog" by our webmaster Bryant. The site isiowastateturfclub.blogspot.com. With this blog we will be able to post almost anything we want, related to the club of course, by emailing Bryant at iowastateturfclub@gmail.com. The minutes will be posted on there along with other info related to events, GCSAA, STMA, and eventually scholarships.

STMA Conference  Long Beach, California

Congratulations Nate Dammann, Ethan Dykstra, Matt Eishen, Adam Grimm, Kevin Hansen, Josh Lenz, Isaac Mertz, Dan Strey, and Barret Werner on placing 8th,10th (tie), and 23rd. Those who went to the conference and have not signed a thank you card for some donations given to the club to pay for hotel costs etc, see Dan ASAP to sign the cards.

GCSAA Conference 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada

Dates: Feb. 28- Mar. 2

If you are going to the conference and have not become a member to the GCSAA, do so as soon as possible. Student fee is as cheap as $30 for the year. Here is the link to do that: https://www2.gcsaa.org/join/studentapp.aspx

If you are going to the Turf Bowl register for the Educational Conference as soon as possible as well. Must be a GCSAA member first. Here is the link to do that: http://www2.gcsaa.org/conference/registration/

Study Sessions for the Turf Bowl are happening every Monday at 6:00 pm in room 0118 if open.

Scholarships Apply for these!!

GCSAA Essay Contest due March 31st. This is open to undergraduate and graduate students. $1000-2000. *Must be GCSAA Member
Scholars Competition due June 1st. Only open to undergraduates. Must have 24 credit hours completed. $500-6000. *Must be GCSAA Member
College of Ag and Life Sciences due Feb. 15. VERY EASY TO GET! Talk to Barb or Nick if you have and troubles. Link:http://www.ag.iastate.edu/scholarships/


Here are some things to start thinking about for the future. Reiman Gardens App in mid April. These applications help bring in a lot of the money we use for the club. We have an idea for a Golf Outing in the spring with a cookout, bring up any other ideas you may having during the next meeting.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE FEB. 8TH AT 6:00. See you there.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Opportunities in Horticulture Video

Here is a great video about opportunities within horticulture. This video clip features Iowa State University faculty and other horticulturalists around the Ames community.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012