Zane Raudenbush and Ed Nangle, turf science professors at Ohio State Agricultural and Technical Institute, were featured on Turfnet.com recently. Raudenbush, who started with ATI in January 2016, and Nangle who joined ATI in August 2016, share their perspectives on the importance of preparing students to work at golf courses and athletic fields.
The beginning of the story is excerpted here:
There are a lot of new faces at tradition-rich Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute.
Located in Wooster in northeastern Ohio, ATI has been serving students for decades. Today, that heritage is being ushered into the future by Ed Nangle, Ph.D., and Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D. Both are faced with the challenge of providing students with a two-year crash course that prepares them to work at any golf course or athletic field complex in the country.
Nangle joined ATI in August after three years as the agronomist for the Chicago District Golf Association and its 400 member courses that span five Midwestern States.
"I came here to ATI because I saw a lot of potential in it," Nangle said. "It's one of the few two-year programs in turf, and there is a huge potential to create something that offers value.