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Marty Whitford is an award-winning journalist and editorial leader at North Coast Media. He is publisher of Landscape Management's sister magazine, Pest Management Professional. He's a graduate of Kent State University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication and he served a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy.

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RISE to raise dues, funds will go to fighting pesticide litigation battles Posted on 13 Sep 2017 in the Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

The Governing Board for Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE), at the group’s annual meeting in August in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., unanimously approved a membership dues increase to fund... Read more»

‘Change’ is the operative word at RISE Industry Issues Breakfast Posted on 13 Feb 2017 in the Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

“Where should we begin today?” Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) President Aaron Hobbs asked a crowd of members and golf course superintendents attending the organization’s annual Industry Issues... Read more»

Quali-Pro gives new product breakdown at GIS Posted on 05 Mar 2015 in the Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Quali-Pro, a division of Pasadena, Texas-based Control Solutions (CSI), held its “Third Annual Distributor Breakfast Breakdown” on Feb. 26 at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Antonio. Rick Grant,... Read more»

Lost and found: Be willing to ask for help … and use common sense Posted on 11 Apr 2013 in the 0412 categories.

A few years ago, I lost our son Jamie while I was looking for a new pair of jeans at a JC Penney store. After organizing a search party comprising... Read more»

Weighing in on wellness Posted on 10 Jun 2012 in the 0612 categories.

I’ve spent most of my married life — the past 20 years — dodging our bathroom scale. In ducking this weighty issue, I’ve spawned a virtual Dockers store: My closet... Read more»

Fantasy football teaches 5 building blocks for business leaders Posted on 01 Feb 2012 in the 0212 & Editor's Note categories.

It finally happened! It took two decades, but I eventually won the outlaws’ (inlaws’) McNamara Fantasy Football League this year! Strike that. Actually, we won it — “we” being our... Read more»