Amanda Folck has been named Extension educator for turfgrass management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Folck’s role includes contributing to the Extension program for management in turfgrass agronomy; teaching the turfgrass capstone course for the turfgrass science and management undergraduate students; and providing education and applied research to help turfgrass stakeholders and industry partners in sports fields, golf courses, parks and professional lawn care management in Nebraska.
Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Folck was an assistant athletics field manager for the Purdue Athletics Department at Purdue University from June 2019 to December 2022. She was also the second assistant athletics field manager for the Texas A&M Athletics Department at Texas A&M University from May 2017 to June 2019. Folck earned her Master of Science degree in Horticulture from Purdue University in December 2022. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from the Ohio State University in Sustainable Plant Systems: Turfgrass Science and an Associate of Science in General Science from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. Folck is also a past recipient of the Gary Vanden Burg Internship Grant in 2016 from the Sports Turf Managers Association (now SFMA) for her internship at Arsenal Football Club in London Colney, United Kingdom.