Green Start Academy application period opens June 15
Courtesy of John Deere

Green Start Academy application period opens June 15

Career development program for assistant superintendents is Dec. 12-14 at Pinehurst Resort.

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John Deere, Bayer and Rain Bird have announced the application period for the 17th annual Green Start Academy will begin June 15. The career development program for assistant superintendents is scheduled for Dec. 12-14 at Pinehurst Resort. Education sessions will focus on balancing a budget, managing DEI in the workplace, resume building and networking tips.

“The success that the graduates of Green Start Academy have seen throughout their careers is astounding,” said Robert Schmidt, global manager of market development & strategy, John Deere Golf. “We are thrilled to continue this storied legacy for the Class of 2022 and look to see where the learning and networking opportunities, both with their peers and with industry experts, during the event will take them in their future career aspirations.”

Green Start Academy is open to 50 successful assistant superintendent applicants. The program is currently accepting applications through August 1, 2022. CLICK HERE to apply.

“The Green Start Academy provides Assistant Superintendents with the ability to build strong foundations for their careers and forge connections and skills that last a lifetime. Rain Bird is proud to continue to grow the industry through this program and partnership with John Deere and Bayer.” said Tony Whelan, national sales manager for Rain Bird Golf.

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with John Deere and Rain Bird for another year at Pinehurst through a program whose unique combination of mentorship and development training has left a lasting and positive impact on the industry.” said Will MacMurdo, head of the U.S. Turf & Ornamentals business for Bayer.