Photo caption: Tom and Abbey, 2015 Specticle Loyal Companion Contest Winners. Photo by Bayer.

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Bayer Congratulates Semi-Finalists In Loyal Companion Photo Contest
Environmental Science congratulates semi-finalists in the 2016 Specticle Loyal Companion Photo Contest as part of its ongoing celebration of course dogs and Specticle herbicide. Semi-finalists include Thomas Mewborn or Riverlanding Country Club with his Labradoodle, Mia; John Genovesi, CGCS, of Maidstone Club with his Border Collie, Nala; and Matthew Crowther of Mink Meadows Golf Club with his Yellow Lab, Bert. Voting for the grand prize winner runs through April 22, 2016.

Billy Casper Golf Promotes Emily Clark
Billy Casper Golf has promoted Emily Clark to Vice President of Marketing. Clark oversees field-based and corporate marketing directors and associations.

Hawaii Approves Toro Equipment for use through NASPO ValuePoint
The State of Hawaii has approved a contract for Toro equipment through The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint for use by all state agencies and other authorized users. The agreement provides state agencies competitive pricing for the entire portfolio of Toro products including commercial mowers, turf renovation equipment, utility vehicles and more.