Joel Simmons, founder and director of EarthWorks, holds a master’s degree in agricultural education/horticulture from Penn State University. He is a former Penn State County Extension agent whose special areas of interest included turf and ornamentals. In 1996 he started teaching the second year soils classes at Rutgers University’s Golf Course Management Program where he remained for close to 10 years. Currently he teaches Soil First Academy seminars — a GCSAA accredited soils program — all across North America. He consults widely on soil fertility, particularly as it applies to turf.
Recorded at the 2014 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, December 4, 2014.