Down on the Farm with Brian
Monday, June 9, 2008
by Brian Thompson
After a month of being on-site here at FarmLinks, I'm happy to post my first entry on the BASF Turf Talk blog! These are exciting times here at FarmLinks…
Building on their reputation of offering a one of a kind, first class educational experience for golf course superintendents and turf managers alike, FarmLinks is stepping into the future with the construction of a state of the art Educational Pavilion and FarmLinks Headquarters.
The 5,000 square feet Educational Pavilion will house a high-tech presentation theater, and adjacent research and demonstration plots to show customers the latest and greatest products BASF has or continues to develop for the turf and ornamental industry.
The FarmLinks Headquarters will accommodate all of the FarmLinks staff, myself, and the other representatives from the Cornerstone Partners. Completion of these two new facilities is estimated to be in mid to later October. Below are some pictures of the groundbreaking with myself, Mark Hampton from Toro and David Purcell from FarmLinks.
Crews have begun work on the Educational Pavilion; here's a photo of their current progress.
From Golf Course Super to FarmLinks Full-timer
Being a former golf course superintendent, I must admit that I have declined opportunities to attend the "Experience" in the past....with great regret! Given the level of service and commitment to providing a valuable educational experience, I am proud to be a part of the team that FarmLinks and BASF have built.
A couple of the guys—FarmLinks Project Leader for The Toro Co. Mark Hampton, CEO of FarmLinks David Purcell and I, observing crews at the Educational Pavilion building site.
And I can promise you, that if you have not already attended the Experience at FarmLinks, you will find it well worth the time and most likely one of the most rewarding professional experiences you will ever be a part of!
I'm looking forward to keeping this blog current with new and exciting updates from "Down on the Farm" including some ongoing info regarding product testing of BASF materials and promising new data regarding Insignia fungicide and plant health studies!
So stay tuned and make plans to come to FarmLinks! Also, feel free to post questions or comments about "the Experience??? below. I promise to answer them.