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COLLEGE STATION Toro Company has given a $73,000 grant to Texas A&M University’s turfgrass program to support undergraduate activities and research, officials said Tuesday.
Texas A&M is one of seven land-grant universities to receive grant support on a recurring basis in the form of irrigation, equipment and monetary donation.
“These funds will not only enhance undergraduate work here at Texas A&M in the field of turfgrass study, but also help support ongoing research that can be shared throughout the industry,” said Dr. David Baltensperger, head of Texas A&M’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. “The Toro Company recognizes the value and importance of giving back to the industry through this grant program.”
Texas A&M has more than 800 students enrolled in its recreational turf management course each year, Baltensperger noted, with 70 students currently majoring in turf management.
The Toro Giving Program supports organizations that preserve the outdoor environment, according to company officials. Contributions are also focused on programs that enhance education, health and welfare, culture, the arts and civic projects.