Johnston Seed Company hires turf business manager

Johnston Seed Company recently announced the hiring of David Gerken as turf business manager in the company’s Enid, Oklahoma headquarters where he will lead the company’s efforts in product and market development of sod and turf seeds, and provide technical guidance and support.

Gerken comes to the Johnston Seed Company with more than 20 years of experience in the turfgrass industry, working on golf courses all around the U.S. Previously, Gerken was associate professor, turf management at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City, where he taught turfgrass management, advanced turfgrass management, irrigation and drainage design, irrigation maintenance and troubleshooting, horticultural soils and principles of horticulture. He also oversaw the daily operations of the Turfgrass Management Training Facility.

Gerken received his master’s degree in turf science from Oklahoma State University as well as a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education, vocational education and animal science from Kansas State University.

About Johnston Seed Company

Johnston Seed Company has over 120 years of experience in seed agriculture. The company has evolved into a supplier of seeds, as well a marketer of many end use products that are produced in Oklahoma and other areas of the world. Johnston Seed Company was the first to enter in to the propriety seeded bermudagrass production and marketing business. Today, Johnston Seed Company is one of the leaders in the growth of seed agriculture.