People on the Move: Davey CEO to retire; more from TOCA, Project EverGreen, TPI, NJLCA, United Turf Alliance, SipcamRotam

May 10, 2017By

Karl Warnke, chairman and CEO of The Davey Tree Expert Co., plans to retire as CEO on July 21 after 37 years of service with the company. Patrick Covey, current president and COO, will assume the CEO role upon Warnke’s retirement. Warnke will continue serving the company as chairman. Under Warnke’s leadership, the company’s annual revenue grew from $308 million in 1999 to a forecasted... read more

TPI sets international conference in San Diego Feb. 16-19

January 9, 2015By

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) is hosting its 2015 International Education Conference & Field Day in San Diego Feb. 16–19. The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will serve as the host hotel. In additional to turfgrass professionals, also in attendance will be manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, products, supplies and services. As part of the event, there will be two... read more

PLANET promotes National Lawn Care Month alongside TPI

January 6, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is partnering with Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) and The Lawn Institute to promote National Lawn Care Month in April. PLANET has increased the reach of National Lawn Care Month by creating a toolkit, which includes a logo, infographic, photos, a press release, facts and resources and promotion suggestions that professionals can use in their own... read more

Anne Footle heads TPI marketing and membership

December 31, 2014By

Anne Footle was appointed to marketing and membership manager for Turfgrass Producers International (TPI). “Anne is a highly self-motivated individual, who has broad experience in marketing and project management, is an effective communicator, a strategic thinker and has partnership development skills,” said TPI Executive Director Melanie Stanton. “She has applied her knowledge and experience in multiple industries, including businesses and... read more

TPI, TLI award 3 scholarships

September 3, 2014By

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) awarded $5,500 in scholarships to three students through the Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship Program administered by The Lawn Institute (TLI). Recipients included Cody Anderson of Othello, Wash., who will attend Purdue University to major in agribusiness and minor in farm management; Molly Maroney of Telephone, Texas, who will attend Texas A&M University where she will... read more

TPI reels in $25K for TLI

September 3, 2014By

  Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) raised around $25,000 for The Lawn Institute (TLI) as part of a fundraising event held in advance of its 2014 field day July 30. A funding organization for turfgrass research and education, TLI put on its first-ever tricycle race, sponsored by Barenbrug USA, Bucyrus Equipment Co., Grassland Oregon, Kesmac Brouwer, Trebro Manufacturing, Trimax Mowing Systems... read more