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Senior Kerry Fredrich, New Holstein, Wis., Selected to Attend Jacobsen’s Future Turf Manager’s Seminar
April 29, 2009

Contact: Dan Svedarsky, head, Natural Resources, 218-281-8129 (dsvedars@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


Senior Kerry Fredrich at the University of Minnesota, Crookston was selected to attend Jacobsen’s Future Turf Managers' Seminar
Senior Kerry Fredrich was selected to attend Jacobsen’s Future Turf Managers' Seminar
Senior Kerry Fredrich at the University of Minnesota, Crookston was recently selected to attend the prestigious Jacobsen’s Future Turf Managers' Seminar May 18-21, 2009, at Jacobsen's Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Fredrich, a double major in golf and turf management and horticulture, is from New Holstein, Wis.

The Jacobsen company has been in the turfgrass equipment industry for 85 years and was recently named as the Official Turf Equipment Supplier to The PGA of America and Exclusive Turf Equipment Supplier to PGA Golf Properties.  During the seminar, students have the opportunity to visit some of the nation's most prestigious golf courses and interact with some of the top names in the industry.  There are also opportunities for students to learn and operate Jacobsen turf equipment to better prepare for a role as future turfgrass professionals.  The seminar is open to one student per university and students are selected from across the nation.

“This seminar gives college seniors the opportunity to get a real-world view of the turf industry from several different perspectives,” according to Dan Svedarsky, Head of the Natural Resources Department. “This is the most recent of several recognitions for Kerry and he has certainly represented himself, our Golf and Turf program, and the Crookston campus in an exemplary way.” The seminar provides for all expenses to and from Charlotte and food and lodging in a four-star hotel for the week.

Fredrich interned at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, a private ski and golf community, and is the current president of the Turf Club at the U of M, Crookston.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.