TPI’s New Format: An Opportunity to Connect

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Our FireFly staff enjoyed the new format of the summer TPI show in Portland last week. It was an excellent opportunity to network and talk to people one-on-one about the FireFly harvester and our company in general. In this more relaxed setting, we were able to make new friends and get to know people on a more personal level, whether they are current customers or not.

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It was fascinating to visit different seed-related companies and learn what they are doing to help the turf industry. We were impressed by the beautiful Portland area– wasn’t the view at Willamette Valley Vineyards spectacular?–and the quality of farming and seed production operations.

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A highlight was being able to see two excellent sod operations: JB Instant Lawn and Oregon Turf & Tree. Although it wasn’t turf related, a part of the tour that seemed to be a favorite was learning more about the Northwestern Oregon hazelnut production at JB Instant Lawn. At all the farm visits, it was interesting to see the machinery they use in their normally wet climate (except in this year’s drought).

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And we even got to watch a parade. Thank you, TPI, for an enjoyable and productive show!

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Field Trip to Wilderness Turf Farm

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We were thrilled to hear about a field trip last month to our customers at Wilderness Turf Farm in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. Kids from the Morehouse Parish Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (S.T.E.A.M.) Camp learned about modern technology and engineering in the turf industry, including FireFly’s automated turf harvesters. And of course, everyone loves Kyonil McKee!

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*Photo credits to Wilderness Turf Farm

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TPF 2015 Meeting: Growing Better

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It was a pleasure to visit with many of Florida’s turf producers at the annual meeting and show. We were happy to once again help sponsor this fantastic event. A big shout out goes to TPF for their attention to detail.
 

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*Photo credits to Turfgrass Producers of Florida
Brad and Steve also had a great time skeet shooting with their team.
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