Freedom Lawns USA Franchise Owners Enjoy a Great Learning Experience at 2019 Turfgrass and Plant Care Workshop
Anna Thompson, Marketing Coordinator, Freedom Lawns USA
September 26, 2019
Freedom Lawns USA conducted their annual Turfgrass and Plant care workshop on September 26, 2019. The event was held along the beautiful beachfront in Surf City, NC at the Surf City Welcome Center.
A star filled lineup of speakers presented valuable information to our franchise owners and their employees. Matt Martin, Extensions Turfgrass Specialist at NC State University, discussed some of the latest research and products in the lawn care industry. Horticulture Extension Coordinator Susan Brown informed the group of the more common insect and disease issues that were problematic during the recent growing season. Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis, NC State University, gave a fascinating presentation on the Turfgrass Breeding and Genetic Engineering of new turf varieties and cultivars being worked on at the University. Lee Butler, Coordinator of the NC State University Diagnostic Lab and Extension Plant Pathology Department, explained the process that takes place in diagnosing various diseases and plant parasitic nematodes.
Freedom Lawns USA's CEO and Founder Mark A. Tamn gave the group insightful information on steps for diagnosing lawn and plant care problems as well as making sound agronomic decisions in the field.
The group also enjoyed lunch at Daddy Mac's Beachfront Restaurant compliments of the Freedom Lawns Corporate office following the workshop. The day was considered a great success by all who attended!