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TAG: TurfMutt

Kris Kiser discusses TurfMutt Foundation and the importance of backyard spaces

July 22, 2020By
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Kris Kiser discusses the TurfMutt Foundation and how the pandemic has made homeowners reevaluate the value of their own outdoor spaces. read more

Companies in the News: Updates from Scag Power Equipment, Tidewater Equipment and OPEI

September 11, 2019By

Scag Power Equipment, a division of Metalcraft of Mayville, had its Windstorm stand-on blower nominated for the 2019 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest. The annual competition, presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial Group, aims to highlight the state’s manufacturing industry. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have our newest product featured in this year’s contest,” said... read more

OPEI’s TurfMutt program awards $10,750 in prizes to students, teachers and schools

June 26, 2019By

OPEI's Research and Education Foundation and Scholastic announced the winners of TurfMutt’s national “The (Really) Great Outdoors” contest. read more

Companies in the News: Great Northern Equipment, Heads Up, Heaviland, TurfMutt

February 23, 2016By

Great Northern Equipment (GNE) purchased the assets of Maxim Manufacturing, a Mississippi-based manufactuerer commercial landscape tillers, trimmers, sprinklers, rollers and more. GNE is based in Rogers, Minn., and has a branch office in Garland, Texas. The company has sold outdoor power equipment to dealers, rental stores and big box stores nationwide for more than 30 years. Heads Up Landscape Contractors in New Mexico debuted a... 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

OPEI, Scholastic unveil TurfMutt essay contest

March 10, 2015By

As part of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI’s) Research & Education Foundation’s TurfMutt environmental stewardship and education program, Scholastic is accepting entries for its “Be a Backyard Superhero” essay contest from children in grades K-5 through April 13. Teachers and parents may submit their students’ or children’s essays and illustrations online. In 150–200 words, students must describe how they are... read more