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Koch Agronomic Services attains Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Silver Partner status

Koch Agronomic Services attains Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Silver Partner status
Fertilizer producer joins GCSAA Partner Recognition Program

Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 12, 2014) – Koch Agronomic Services LLC has pledged its support of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and its members through participation in the association’s Partner Recognition Program. Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) will invest resources at the program’s $100,000 Silver Partner level.

“We are proud to welcome Koch Agronomic Services to the GCSAA Partner Recognition Program,” said GCSAA President Keith A. Ihms, CGCS. “Industry partners like Koch Agronomic Services support our members and the superintendent profession through the funding of GCSAA education programs, scholarships, leadership opportunities and networking events. These partnerships help strengthen the golf course industry. On behalf of all GCSAA members, I thank Koch Agronomic Services for their dedication to GCSAA and our members.”

Koch Agronomic Services’ support of the association and its members is not new. In the last several years, KAS has presented GCSAA education webcasts, including “Managing Phosphorus and Micronutrients,” “Turfgrass Nitrogen Management,” “Factors Affecting Soil pH and Salinity in Turfgrass” and “Fall Fertilization – Prepare for Healthier Turf Next Spring,” taught by John Kruse, Ph.D., a research agronomist for KAS. But the company’s involvement with GCSAA will greatly expand as a Silver Partner.

“We are pleased to announce our Silver Partner status with GCSAA through its Partner Recognition Program,” said Tim Sturm, vice president, Turf & Ornamental, Koch Agronomic Services. “GCSAA is a valued partner that continually demonstrates its commitment to its members and the golf industry. We know that through this partnership, we are investing in a stronger, more passionate and educated industry.”

GCSAA’s Partner Recognition Program provides year-round exposure based on a prescribed level of investment. GCSAA industry partners can choose among Platinum, Gold or Silver levels as a means to achieve marketing objectives. Each level provides partners unique communications and recognition options to position themselves in the marketplace. Vehicles in the program include the Golf Industry Show, GCSAA Education Conference, Golf Course Management magazine, media communications, social media and Additional opportunities for exposure within GCSAA membership, committees, chapters, career services and others exist as well.

The program offers industry partners strategic, diverse and ongoing communication with members. The association’s primary communications vehicles are the most read in the industry and are considered the cornerstone of marketing activities by the industry. Additional program features desired by companies in their marketing mix are maximizing year-round visibility, securing proprietary options and engaging in philanthropy in a strategic manner by supporting The Environmental Institute for Golf.

About Koch Agronomic Services
Koch Agronomic Services LLC (KAS) is a global leader in enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF) products. Its Ph.D. agronomists, Ph.D. chemists and technical specialists put advanced solutions to the test for optimal nutrient performance. KAS supplies technologies that are beyond the ordinary by working with universities, government researchers, international research centers and private organizations to provide the best performance in diverse conditions and environments. Our turf and ornamental product portfolio includes 10 well-known brands encompassing all three EFF technologies – coated, reacted and stabilized nitrogen. Visit

About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.