MTGF Donates $134,715 Towards
Turf & Grounds Research in MN
For 2018, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation is proud to announce that
it is donating $134,715 towards Minnesota Turf and Grounds research.
Since 1992, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation has donated
$1,484,041 towards turf and grounds research.
March, the MTGF Board of Directors approved four funding
requests at its March Board Meeting.
The MTGF Board approved a donation of $65,000 towards TROE Center operations.
The Board feels the continued research and operations at
TROE Center is a major benefit for Minnesota turf managers.
The MTGF Board approved a MTGF donation of
$49,715 towards Teaching, Research, and Outreach Programs at the Urban
Forestry, Outreach, Research & Extension (UFore) Nursery and Lab.
The MTGF Board approved a $5,000 for students at the University of
Minnesota/Crookston to pursue a Pre-Game Agronomic Field Safety
Assessment for Sports Fields: Future Implications of Risk
The MTGF Board approved a donation of $15,000 for Tree Trust's Green
Teens program. This program will place teenagers as interns at Green
Industry related companies.
the Feb 16 Northeast MN Pruning Workshop
Held at the University
of Minnesota Duluth Campus
Demonstrating developmental pruning techniques
Raffle winners from Sponsors.
MGCSA Member-Driven Research Profile:
of Deacclimated Annual Bluegrass
Science Team has
partnered with the
to perform on-site
by the members
themselves. As part
of this project, we
conducted a study at
Country Club and
Bolstad Golf Course in
2017. We examined
covers during a
reduce the risk of
injury to annual
bluegrass due to
To learn about our
prior to spring.
To submit your own
idea for a MGCSA
to be carried out at
please complete our Member-Driven
Each January, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds
Foundation (MTGF) co-hosts the Northern Green
with the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape
Association (MNLA) held annual in January
at the Minneapolis Convention Center. In
2019, the event will take place Tuesday-Thursday, Jan.
15-17. About 6,000 people annually attend the
The MTGF partners
with MNLA and the Minnesota Department of
Agriculture to annually host a Pesticide
Re-Certification session in November for
Categories A & E.
MTGF CLIPPINGS is the official publication
of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds
Foundation. The MTGF is a non-profit
organization that was formed in 1993. It is
a partnership of seven turf and grounds
related associations and the University of
Minnesota. MTGF CLIPPINGS is mailed to every
member of each of these organizations. With
a collective readership of over 3,000
individuals, it is the premier publication
serving turf and grounds professions in
MTGF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Any association engaged in the development,
care and maintenance of public or private
grounds is eligible to become an allied
association member of the Foundation subject
to approval of the MTGF Board of Directors.
Individuals or businesses may become regular
Foundation members by joining one or more of
the member allied associations best suited
to their needs and interests.
There are no membership fees associated with
either allied association membership or
regular membership. However, if an
individual or business subscribes to the
mission and purpose of the Foundation but is
not a member of an allied association, they
are eligible for affiliate membership.
Affiliate membership is subject to Board
approval and does carry an annual membership
fee as established by the Board of
Directors. Those interested should contact
our business office at 952-473-3722 for
• Supporting professionalism within the
turf and grounds industry by encouraging
continued growth of each allied association.
• Encouraging the exchange of knowledge
among members of the turf and grounds
industry through educational conferences,
workshops, seminars, trade shows and field
• Supporting relevant turf and grounds
research, education and outreach at the
University of Minnesota and elsewhere.
• Being pro-active in environmental,
regulatory and public policy matters as they
affect the turf and grounds industry.
About the Minnesota Turf and Grounds
The Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, a
is a partnership
of seven turf-
the University of
The 7 MTGF allied associations are:
+ Minnesota Association of Cemeteries
+ Minnesota Educational Facilities
+ Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents'
+ Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers
+ Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
+ Minnesota Sod Producers
+ Minnesota Turf Seed Council