TAG: students

Penn State students participate in field day with Husqvarna’s Automower

January 16, 2019By

How do you feel about robotic mowers? This is the question Penn State University students recently asked customers of Eichenlaub Inc., a full-service landscape firm based in Pittsburgh. Nearly 100 students took part in the field day hosted at Eichenlaub Inc.’s headquarters. The event included a live case study where students called and spoke directly with Eichenlaub Inc.’s customers to... read more

Syngenta scholarship program now accepting applications

April 5, 2016By

Applications are now open for the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program. Applicants are asked to share how they have been inspired by someone to be rooted in agriculture, how this inspiration has motivated them to pursue a degree and ultimately a career in the industry and how they plan to pay it forward and encourage others to be rooted in agriculture.... read more

TurfMutt releases elementary classroom materials

February 22, 2016By

TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education program, added new classroom materials for grades K to 5. In conjunction with Scholastic, TurfMutt created a digital storybook, titled “The West Coast Mission,” an online climate change game and lesson plans for teachers. The program helps students learn about science and the environment from the perspective of the backyard, community and personal green... read more

Ep. 104: The future of the green industry

November 4, 2014By

Tony Lobello, design director at Mariani Landscape, discusses some of the educational aspects of the green industry. For example, Lobello explains what types of job opportunities there are or will be in the future and what high school and college students should be looking for if they want a career in the green industry. He also provides advice and suggestions... read more

Toro teams up with Wyland Foundation for art contest

August 4, 2014By

On the heels of the Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month, The Toro Co. unveiled a partnership with the Wyland Foundation in the National “Water Is Life” Classroom Mural and Art Contest. The annual contest, for students nationwide in grades K-12, combines art and research to explore the ways water is used throughout the United States. Inspired by the growing demands... read more

High Performance: 10 more creative ideas for recruiting

July 28, 2014By

As mentioned in my last post, the workforce participation rate is lower today than it has ever been in my lifetime. It has never been more necessary to put aside outdated hiring procedures. It is time to get creative. I sat down recently and came up with 20 creative ideas for recruiting. In this blog post, I’m going to share... read more