June 30 marks the last official day of service for three of Ohio’s leaders in the turfgrass community. Please congratulate Dr. Keith Smith, Dr. John Street and Mr. David Willoughby on their retirement.
Smith, director of extension was one of the industry’s biggest supporters. Through Extension programming and staff, Smith helped provide resources to train and educate turfgrass professionals throughout the state.
Street, associate professor and turfgrass specialist dedicated his life to researching and teaching turfgrass science. If you’ve read an OTF article or attended an OTF event in the last 35 years, you’ve been impacted by Street.
As Associate Professor and Coordinator of the turfgrass program at Ohio State ATI, Willoughby has prepared countless individuals with the knowledge and tools to pursue careers as turfgrass professionals.