University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 9/3/19

September 3, 2019

by Kristine Moncada

Three people stand in front of the turfgrass state fair display with a pot of fine fescue turfgrass
President Joan Gabel and Dean Brian Buhr visited with Dan Sandor.

Our team in partnership with the Metropolitan Council had a successful exhibit on water-wise lawn practices at the Minnesota State Fair this year. We visited with many state fair attendees including University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel and Dean Brian Buhr, who stopped by to learn about fine fescue turfgrasses. 

WCCO’s Smart Gardens broadcast twice from the State Fair and featured UMN horticulture educators Julie Weisenhorn, Jon Trappe, Mary Meyer and Eric Watkins. To hear them answer questions about lawns and gardens, listen to the 8-24-19 and 8-31-19 podcasts.