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Penn State Hosts Grass Conference

Good grass isn’t hard to come by in Happy Valley. In fact, Happy Valley grows the dankest grass.

90% of the world’s golf courses are covered with Penn State bred turf grass varieties. And Penn State boasts one of most prestigious programs for students interested in grass. Today, the university and the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council are hosting a conference about grass.

The 2012 Golf Turf Conference begins today at 1 p.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn and will continue through out Thursday. Some of the brightest minds in grass will gather to provide “practical information on golf course management to practitioners, industry reps, and students” according to the Facebook event.

To celebrate the life and career of Penn State graduate and one of the most renowned turf grass specialists, the late Stanley J. Zontek, Penn State’s 2012 conference will be dedicated in his memory. Before Zontek’s passing in August of 2012, he was the longest tenured employee of the United States Golf Association where he traveled frequently as a speaker to regional and international turf conferences. Zontek even provided maintenance for the putting green at the White House.

For more information on the 2012 Golf Turf Conference, visit Penn State’s website.

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