This is the first of two sessions with Joel Simmons and Peter McCormick, founder and maestro of TurfNet. Topics range from McCormick's background in the greenhouse and turf industries, his rebounding from various terminations and the beginning of TurfNet all the way to COVID and its repercussions for TurfNet and throughout the industry, now and moving forward. They touch on business planning (or not), decision making, innovation and other factors that have enabled TurfNet to change the turf industry for the better as it has over the past 28 years.
In the upcoming Part 2, Peter talks about his challenges with depression, alcohol and other mental health considerations over the years along with some of the warning signs and coping strategies that turf managers should be aware of.
Unvarnished and straight from the hip as McCormick is wont to do, this conversation explains and entertains with many career, business and life lessons and laughs. Listen to the podcast or watch the video.