(Photo by Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

(Photo by Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

Name:  John Newton

Company:  Golf Course Superintendent Iowa State University

Hometown:  Spirit Lake, Iowa

Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture, February 28th, 1981

Major job/Position Responsibilities:  Manage the Golf Course Facility for Iowa State University

What you like most about your job/position:  Working with students of Iowa State University, Having Dr. Christians close for feedback as to difficulties.

What advice would you give to current students:  Gain as much experience as possible during your college career, participate in the Turf Club, internships in areas of the country in which you would like to live after graduation, develop relationships with the turf grass community, participate in Golf Course Superintendents of America testing programs, apply for all scholarship opportunities, and most of all do your best in all your classes.