Shop Tour 2018 more than held up the reputation of success for MVGCSA Shop Tours! The more than 110 attending experienced a wide range of informative, professional presentations from fellow members to State Conservationists to College Professors. Attendees received 0.5 education points from the GCSAA but more importantly received valuable information not only from the formal presentations but also from the day long candid conversations among piers in the industry. Priceless!

The staff at Fox Run GC was over the top with their hospitality as fellow MV members John Briggs, Mike Smith, Josh Briggs, Bob Manhart and their staff had the shop spotlessly cleaned and adorned with Christmas lights to remind us of the season at hand. Thanks to all at Fox Run! This venue was outstanding!

You will note, after perusing the pictures of Shop Tour 2018, that during this educational opportunity, Rob Kick Treasurer of MVGCSA presented Dr. Xi Xiong and Dr. Lee Miller, research donations of $5,000 each from MVGCSA to further their work within the turf program at Mizzou. Representing SIGCSA, President Brian Borah, also presented an additional $3,000 towards research within the turf program at Mizzou. Happy Holidays to all at Mizzou who provide us with invaluable, pertinent and timely turf information that helps us get the job done right!

A big thanks for the success of this years Shop Tour is also due to our ASP sponsors. We couldn't provide this level of quality educational opportunities without your help. A very Happy Holiday Thanks goes out to Bayer, Midwest Turf Contractors, Turfwerks and Keeven Bros Sod for their generous support as ASP sponsors of Shop Tour 2018!