We Grow Golf.
Speakers' Biographies
http://www.westongolfcc.com/images/sitepicts/Staff%20Photos/rackermann.jpgBen McGraw
Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science
Pennsylvania State University
Areas of Expertise
Turfgrass Entomology
Biological Control
Insect Ecology
PhD, Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 2009
M.S., Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 2005
B.S., Animal Science, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1998
Professional Background
- State University of New York (SUNY) - Delhi, Delhi, NY - Associate Professor (2011 - 2014)
- State University of New York (SUNY) - Delhi, Delhi, NY - Assistant Professor (2009 - 2011)
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - Post-doctoral researcher (2009)
- AgraQuest Inc., Davis, CA - Associate Biologist - Entomology (2001-2002)
- Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN - Associate Biologist - Entomology- Biotechnology Division (2000 - 2001)                                                                                                                                          - Mycogen Corporation / Dow AgroSciences, San Diego, CA, Assistant Biologist-Entomology (1998 - 2000)  
    Brian Mavis
    Mavis Consulting
    Consulting Agronomist
    2001 - present
Independent agronomic consultant specializing in soil and turf fertility, providing cultural management and construction /renovation recommendations serving golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, and nurseries.   Mavis Consulting was established in 2000 in Northwest Ohio.  Brian works with hundreds of golf courses in many states; the majority of the work is in the Midwestern United States.