CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AWARD WINNERS!

Incoming president Jeremy Tate presents outgoing president Al Osteen with his President’s Plaque.
Chad Lambert (left) accepts the Bud Thigpen Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the family of Jay Strickland. Jay was given the award posthumously, he passed away in July 2019. He was a loyal member and supporter of the Mississippi Turfgrass Association and Mississippi State University. Presenting the award to Chad is 2019 MTA President Al Osteen.
Rob Webb was presented with Honorary Membership in the Mississippi Turfgrass Association for his many years of loyal service and support of the MTA.
Wayne Philley was the recipient of MTA’s Outstanding Turf Professional Award. Wayne served Mississippi State University for over 40 years in the turf program. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of MTA for many years. Presenting the award is 2019 MTA President Al Osteen.


Bud Thigpen Distinguished Service Award: was awarded posthumously to Jay Strickland. Jay passed away in July 2019. He was a lifetime member of the Mississippi Turfgrass Association and a valued supporter of MSU’s Golf & Sports Turf Management Program. Accepting the award for the family is a family friend, Chad Lambert.