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29th Annual Central Florida Turf Research Tournament Raises $5,200 for Turfgrass Research

Wednesday, April 5, 2017  
Posted by: Heather Russo
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Heather Russo, Executive Director
(863) 688-9413

29th Annual Central Florida Turf Research Tournament Raises $5,200 for Turfgrass Research

LAKELAND, Fla., April 5, 2017 — The 29th Annual Central Florida Turf Research Tournament was held on January 9. The tournament raised more than $5,200 for turfgrass research for the Florida Turfgrass Research Foundation.

Bill Kistler, Florida Turfgrass Association president, says, “We would like to thank Stuart Leventhal and his club for another successful Central Florida Turf Research tournament at Interlachen Country Club. Stuart is an admirable superintendent who has shown the utmost respect and dedication to the turfgrass industry.” Stuart has raised more than $110,294 since the inceptionof the Turfgrass research tournament. Stuart is also the proud recipient of the FTGA Wreath of Grass Award in 2013, the FTGA’s highest honor.

The FTGA was founded in 1952 and is dedicated to education, research and the promotion of environmentally responsible and scientifically based management practices for the turfgrass industry. Florida ranks No. 1 in the nation for turfgrass related economic activity with total revenues estimated at $7.82-billion and a total employment of more than 173,000 jobs. The FTGA continues to advocate for and promote the turfgrass industry with extensive research, continuing education and opportunities for turfgrass professionals to network with their colleagues.

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