TOCA Reviewing Host Media Company Rules for 2017

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Nate McKinniss, TOCA/TurfNet intern, in Ireland.

The fourth year internship was a great success during the summer of 2016 as Nate McKinniss of Ohio State University interned with TurfNet in a collaborative program with the company in Ireland.

In a departure from how the internship program has previously been selected the past three years, the TOCA Foundation board determined to do a test in 2016 and use the intern selected by TurfNet.  Nate blogged about his experience for TurfNet all summer long.

The internship program is sponsored by Bayer. Nate studied turf and blogged weekly during his internship in Ireland. TurfNet worked with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland (GCSAI) in this program.

In the three previous years of the program, North Coast Media hosted the intern twice and Randall Reilly (through Total Landscape Care) once.

The board will determine the direction of 2017 at its fall meeting in Louisville.

If your publishing company, or association or company that has needs for a summer intern to write articles for magazines, newsletters, online copy or similar assignments, please let the TOCA staff know by contacting Kristy Mach at

The internship is meant to be educational and informative for both the intern and the host organization.  The internship also includes a travel stipend to attend the TOCA Annual Meeting. Thanks in advance for your interest in the great program for students.

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