Golf News for Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Sponsorship

Bayer grant applications for 2013 GCSAA Education Conference

Thanks to a grant from the Environmental Science division of Bayer CropScience, five golf course superintendents will be able attend, with virtually all expenses paid, the 2013 GCSAA Education Conference (Feb. 4-8) and Golf Industry Show (Feb. 6-7) in San Diego.

Golf course superintendents eligible for the program are those who did not attend the last two GCSAA Education Conferences and Golf Industry Shows (Las Vegas 2012 and Orlando 2011). Interested superintendents should complete and submit the online application or contact GCSAA member services at 800-472-7878 to receive an application via fax. Each grant will cover expenses for airfare, hotel accommodations for five nights, conference full-pack registration, two education seminars and $200 spending money.

"The purpose of the grant is to assist golf course superintendents with their professional development, and no other opportunity can match what they experience at conference and show," GCSAA President Sandy Queen, CGCS, said. "We greatly appreciate Bayer's continued support of this program and their recognition of the role of the golf course superintendent in the success of a golf facility."

This grant is driven through efforts of GCSAA's philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), which generates support for the golf course management profession as a means to foster sustainability. This is the 10th consecutive year that Bayer has supported the EIFG's mission through this program.

"Bayer recognizes the importance of professional development to staying current in the industry," said Jimmy Johnson, Bayer Environmental Science fungicide business manager. "We are pleased to continue our relationship with GCSAA and the EIFG by helping five golf course superintendents further their industry expertise at the 2013 GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show."

Entries will be accepted through Oct. 31, 2012. The winners will be selected through a random drawing, and the EIFG will notify winners by Nov. 5. Only one application will be accepted per person. GCSAA membership is not required to apply.

About the EIFG
The EIFG is the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and has as its mission to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. With respect for the game and the environment, the EIFG inspires environmental, social and economic progress through golf for the benefit of communities. Collaboration between the golf industry, environmental interests and communities will lead to programs and services beneficial to all who come into contact with the game of golf. Visit www.eifg.org.

About GCSAA
GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to 19,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org.

About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 7.255 billion (2011) and is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com. Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer CropScience representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at www.bayercropscience.us. Find more information at www.BackedbyBayer.com.

For more information contact:
Bayer CropScience media hotline, 877-879-6162, or Jenny Miltner, Global Prairie, Phone: 216-453-5713