Tending the Tundra

Allen Johnson, fields manager for the Green Bay Packers, doesn't revel in the cool factor of his job. What motivates him is the responsibility the job brings, not the pomp


  Allen Johnson munches on a cheese curd and contemplates the question: What's it like to manage what's arguably the most hallowed ground in all of sports - Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers?
  It's lunchtime on a recent spring day in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Packers football is revered almost like a religion. Johnson is at a local sports eatery sipping on a soda and eating cheese curds, a Wisconsin delicacy.
  Not far from where he sits hangs a large framed photograph of a packed Lambeau Field on game day. It's not lost on Johnson's lunch ... (Read More...)

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7/28/2014 - Second Phase of Rounds 4 Research Coming Up


Valhalla and other top courses will be featured
Golfers will continue to have a chance to claim a tee time at their favorite courses, including PGA Championship host Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., when the second phase of the 2014 Rounds 4 Research offerings become available for online bidding ...More

7/28/2014 - PERC Teams With Audubon


Two organizations will encourage the use of low-emission propane equipment
ropane Council Partners with Audubon International Partnership will encourage the use of low-emission propane equipment and advance environmental stewardship The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is partnering with environmental ...More

7/28/2014 - Bayer Appoints Batisky as Sales Manager


Former superintendent will support distributors and end-users in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, appointed Darrin Batisky as the newest area sales manager for the North American turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. In his new role serving the Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Central and ...More

7/28/2014 - Straka Honored for Renovations


GoGolf Inc. presents architect with two awards
Two Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design principal designed courses won awards in Golf Inc.'s 2014 Renovation of the Year Competition, a contest which annually recognizes the best renovation projects of the past year from around the world. Jason Straka, ...More

7/28/2014 - In the Business of Doing More With Less


BioDirt addresses sustainability on the golf course
By Lawrence Aylward/Editorial Director
Editor's note: The June issue of Superintendent magazine features a special supplement on golf and sustainability. We were fortunate to have several advertisers/sponsors involved in the supplement to make it possible and to help educate superintendents ...More



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