Introducing Gary Deters, Research Field Facility Manager

By Gary Deters

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Hello everyone, my name is Gary Deters and I am the new Turf Research Field Facility Manager with the Turfgrass Science team.  I am looking forward to working with the turfgrass researchers, and helping to continue the great work coming from the University of Minnesota.

I am a proud graduate of the University of Minnesota, where I majored in Environmental Horticulture with an emphasis in Turfgrass Management.  I have spent over half my life in the golf course industry, with the previous six years as a golf course superintendent at St. Cloud Country Club.  I hope my experience in the field will give the researchers a golf course superintendent’s perspective on our trials and experiments.  I am excited to help maintain the research fields at the Turfgrass Research, Outreach, and Education Center.

My passion for turfgrass management evolved from being a lifelong avid golfer, and it’s still one of my favorite things to do.  I enjoy traveling the world with my wife, as we have been to fifteen different countries over the last five years with the hope to add more in the future.  I am also a fitness enthusiast, and I enjoy a good workout at the gym.  On the lighter side, I am a big fan of Star Wars and Seinfeld.

I am excited to be back on the St. Paul campus and living in the Twin Cities metro.  I have a lot of great memories of being a student at the University of Minnesota, and I am looking forward to creating new friendships and memories as a part of the turfgrass team in the Department of Horticultural Science.