TAG: Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association

Editor’s Note: Back to basics

June 9, 2016By

Readers often tell us the most valuable part of belonging to a trade association or attending professional conferences is networking. I agree, and that’s always the case when my colleagues and I attend the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association annual meeting. Last month, we convened with our peers—other writers and marketing professionals in the green industry—in Omaha, Neb. As always,... read more

Bug Doc named TOCA communicator of the year

May 24, 2016By

The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) and Project EverGreen named Dave Shetlar, Ph.D., the recipient of the 2016 TOCA Environmental Communicator of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals in the green industry for outstanding communications efforts regarding environmental issues. “Dr. Shetlar exemplifies the type of communicator needed in the green industry today to guide consumers through the myriad of... read more

2014 TOCA meeting takes on New Orleans, LM snags 11 awards

May 13, 2014By

More than 70 Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) members attended the 25th annual TOCA meeting in New Orleans. Among the largest highlights of the meeting, the 2014 TOCA Environmental Communicator of the Year Award was bestowed to Brandon Horvath, Ph.D., and Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., the “Turf Doc” for Golfdom (Landscape Management’s sister publication), was named TOCA Plant Health Writer... read more

TOCA names top communicator

May 21, 2013By

The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) has named Phil Fogarty, Weed Man sub-master franchisor, its 2013 Environmental Communicator of the Year. Fogarty, who also is owner of Crowley’s Vegetation Management, Cleveland, Ohio, is active in environmental issues through such associations as Project EverGreen and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). The awards program, which is sponsored by Project EverGreen, has recognized... read more

Proud to look back on Landscape Management

September 16, 2012By

As I researched Landscape Management’s and the Green Industry’s joint histories for our 50th anniversary issue, an unassuming, folded-in-half piece of paper floated out of an old bound volume of back issues of the magazine. Hurried and on deadline, I almost stuffed it back in without looking at it, thinking it was nothing but someone else’s research notes from long... read more