Our team of eleven full-time employees is headed up by Kenneth Hignight, Director of Research. Kenneth received a B.S. from Tarleton State University in Plant and Soil Sciences and a M.S. from Texas A & M in Plant Breeding. Kenneth has been employed by NexGen Turf Research since 1990. Prior to that he worked at the Texas Agriculture Experiment Station from 1981-1988 and was employed by the USDA from 1988-1989. Kenneth’s focus of work at NexGen is to generate and disseminate knowledge, training, and education by multidisciplinary research that supports the turf industry. Turf trials have been established across the United States for evaluation of varieties.