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The State University of New York at Cobleskill Wins Turf Competition





The State University of New York at Cobleskill has more than 2,500 students enrolled in the 52 associate and baccalaureate degree programs offered through The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and The School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences. The 782-acre campus features the new Center for Environmental Sciences and Technologies and the $38.7 million Center for Agricultural and Natural Resources, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.


At the annual New York State Turf and Grounds Exposition held in Rochester, N.Y., the four-year traveling trophy was once again awarded to the team from SUNY Cobleskill. The team members are Sean Nolan, Josh Fontaine, Brodie Sherburne and Donny Cervantes.

The two-year trophy is back in Cobleskill for the first time in six years, as the two-year team also won top honors. That team consists of Joshua Callan, Callahan Tyler, Ryan Whitaker and Greg Hunkins. SUNY Cobleskill students also took home awards in the individual competitions, with Chris Duffy taking first place and Brodie Sherburne taking second in the four-year division. Josh Callan placed third in the two-year competition.

Scholarships were awarded to four SUNY Cobleskill students. The Stephen V. Moffitt III Scholarship, for $1000 was presented to Josh Fontaine. Sean Nolan received the Hahn Memorial Scholarship, which provided him with $1000, as well. Both Brian Kelly and Brian Weltz were awarded New York State Turfgrass Association Scholarships for $400 each.

"I am extremely proud of all the students who competed in the Turf Bowl," said Alex Ellram, professor of plant science who oversees the turfgrass management program at SUNY Cobleskill.

"Our turf programs over the last three decades have graduated many students who have gone on to become well known in the turf industry," added professor of plant science Zhongchun Jiang. "That is due to the solid foundation that they obtained here at SUNY Cobleskill, not just from turfgrass management faculty but also from other members of the plant science faculty and across campus."







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