Episode Thirty Six - Amy Fouty

When you watch a sporting event, most people wouldn't pay attention to the turf, or the field the game is played on. Meet Amy Fouty the athletic turf manager at Michigan State. After hearing hear story and what goes into maintaining the field at Spartan stadium, you will never watch a game againw without noticing the beautiful green grass that cushions the feet of every athlete that steps on it. Amy is an extraordinary woman, and this week's WCSX "Woman Who Rocks".

Spartan Stadium features a 120 by 53-yard patch of Kentucky Bluegrass, mowed to 7/8th inch. Even with Mother Nature constantly scolding Michigan with harsh winters and unpredictable weather, Amy and her staff make sure the field is primed for Spartans' seven home games per year and occasional other events, including scrimmages.

Amy Fouty prepares Spartan Stadium by helping paint Michigan State's logo at midfield.
With Amy Fouty managing Michigan State's Spartan Stadium turf, head football coach Mark Dantonio knows the field will be in great condition for each game.

Amy is passionate about every single blade of grass on the field, and very proud of Michigan State as an agricultural institution. She is inspirational, and her passion for her job and her colleagues is apparent. Listen to her story and you will hear why she rocks!

Meet the Woman behind Michigan State's Turf

Amy Fouty is the Asst. Athletic Director at Michigan State University. She oversees the Spartan's turf. Get a behind the scene look of what goes into managing one of the few natural grass fields in the Big Ten.

In the second half of the podcast, I am always joined by Cyndy Schalter from Turning Point Macomb. This week we talk about how Halloween and how some of us may think it is the greatest holiday ever, for some little kids, it's plain terrfiying. So what do you do when your kid hates Halloween? Also, October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month", a tattoo artist in Canada is helping women feel like women again with an amazing procedure.

Artist's incredibly realistic, 3D-like tattoos are helping breast cancer survivors feel like themselves after surgery

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, Yahoo Lifestyle will be publishing first-person accounts of those who have been affected by the disease, which will be responsible for the deaths of an estimated 40,920 women (and nearly 500 men) this year.

Cyndy and I also discuss how more and more salons are banning children around the world. Some women think the idea is great, while others think it's horrible.

Beautician praised for banning kids in her salons

A beautician in Sydney, Australia, has been overwhelmed with support after deciding to ban children from her beauty salons. Eyebrow specialist Kristin Fisher made the bold decision to implement a no-child policy in her two salons amid concerns over safety and customer satisfaction.

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