““The American Innovators program is our way of recognizing golf course, sports turf and landscape industry professionals who push for perfection in all that they do.”
Shayne M. Wetherall
AMGUARD Environmental Technologies.
Green industry professionals are innovators by nature, demonstrating ingenuity and creativity every day to keep customer’s green spaces healthy and accessible. In celebration of this work ethic – and the American spirit – AMGUARD Environmental Technologies launched its American Innovators recognition program at the 2022 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Conference and Trade Show in San Diego.
AMGUARD will not only celebrate American innovation at GCSAA; it will also recognize American service. The company hosted a partnership event where AMGUARD become a sponsor Project EverGreen’s award-winning GreenCare for Troops program, that mobilizes complimentary pest, lawn and landscape services for military families through its network of green industry volunteers.
AMGUARD presented a $20,000.00 check to the organization during the event, that was hosted in the AMGUARD booth.
Cindy Code, executive director, Project EverGreen, says the time is right for the collaboration – and the American Innovators recognition.
“Military families face many challenges when a loved one is deployed, and more than ever, they appreciate having healthy green spaces where they can relax, reflect and let their children play,” says Code. “Green industry professionals are creative and enthusiastic, so it’s no surprise to see them stepping up with great energy to support these families. They’re often humble by nature, but it’s time to shine a spotlight on them and thank them for their hard work and willingness to give back.”
GreenCare for Troops marks its 16th year in 2022 and has provided an estimated $10 million in donated lawn and landscape services and peace of mind to thousands of military families in need across the country.
The American Innovators program will invite golf course, sports turf and lawn care management professionals to nominate a peer. Nominators can explain in 300 words or fewer and with up to two photos how their nominee demonstrates innovation in professional turf grass management in one of two categories: 1. product use or cultural practices or 2. marketing and business management. One winner will be awarded in each category.
“The American Innovators program is our way of recognizing golf course, sports turf and landscape industry professionals who push for perfection in all that they do,” says Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO, AMGUARD Environmental Technologies. “When we celebrate each other’s progress – our daily successes – we collectively inspire new breakthroughs. As a company that prides itself on offering innovative American-made technologies, it’s an honor to recognize those who embody the American spirit.”
Nominations will open on Feb. 7, 2022, and turf grass industry professionals can nominate a peer through Jun. 30, 2022.
How to Become A GreenCare for Troops Volunteer
Are you ready to step up for a military family? Register today at https://projectevergreen.org/about-the-program-volunteers/
The Title Sponsor of the SnowCare for Troops program in BOSS Snowplow. The GreenCare for Troops program Title Sponsor is Nufarm. Platinum Partners include AMGUARD, Toro and SiteOne Landscape Supply. The Gold Partner is Arborjet/Ecologel.
GreenCare for Troops is endorsed by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.