The David (Bud) Thigpen Distinguished Service Award

This Lifetime Achievement Award is given by MTA to recognize years of devoted service to the Turfgrass Industry and the MTA. The Nominee should have a strong connection and commitment to the Green Industry and to their community and reflect excellence in performance and accomplishments.

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President Will Arnett presents Dr. Wayne Wells with the 2023 Bud Thigpen Distinguished Service Award.

The Outstanding Turfgrass Professional Award

This award is given by MTA to honor individual dedication for going “above and beyond” in promoting MTA and the Turfgrass Industry in our region. The award recognizes outstanding productivity and recognition and use of knowledge, skills and talents pertaining to the Green Industry.

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Elvin Ulmer received the 2023 Outstanding Turfgrass Professional Award. Presenting him with the award is Will Arnett, MTA President.