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Arborjet adds 3 new hires

March 19, 2020  - By

Arborjet named three new hires: Jay Goughnour has been hired as a new regional technical manager/technical adviser; Jasmine Hart has been appointed as research associate; and Hayden Davis has been named as horticultural sales representative.

Goughnour will assist applicators in the field and support Arborjet distributors in the upper Midwestern states. He was previously a golf course superintendent for 12 years and a golf course owner for four years. He also held positions at SiteOne Landscape Supply and has been involved in the green industry for over 20 years.

Goughnour was past president of the Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association and currently serves on the Iowa Turfgrass Institute Board of Directors representing the Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association. He attended Central Missouri State University.

Hart’s responsibilities at Arborjet will include cultivation and maintenance of all research plants, on-site greenhouses and outdoor nursery areas. She will also prepare media for pathology and oversee the upkeep of horticulture trials, including diagnosing disease and pest damage and appropriate data collection.

Hart previously worked as the Cultivation Lead of Compliance at Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where she worked on the cultivation of medical cannabis, including pest/disease scouting and facility maintenance and compliance with all state regulations. She also worked at Michigan State University Extension as a research technician focusing on viticulture and entomology, and as a research assistant at Ohio State University, where she received her BS in horticulture.

Davis’ primary focus will be selling Arborjet and Ecologel products into applications for nursery, greenhouse, retail, and other specialty application areas. Her geographic focus will be on the Southeastern U.S.

She previously worked at Appalachian State University Sustainable Development Farm as well as Dewar Nurseries and fulfilled a Professional Plant Science Internship at Walt Disney World Co. She earned a Bachelor of Science at Appalachian State University in sustainable development and agriculture.

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