Each January, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds
Foundation (MTGF) co-hosts the
with the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape
Association (MNLA) held
annually in January at the Minneapolis Convention Center. In 2020, the event
take place Tuesday-Thursday, Jan.
For more information or to register, go to:
In 2019, MTGF Donates $106,250
Turf & Grounds Research;
Totaling $1,650,516 Since 2001
For 2019, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation
proudly donated $106,250 towards Minnesota Turf and Grounds research.
Since 2001, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation has donated
$1,650,516 towards turf and grounds research.
In March of 2019, the MTGF Board of Directors approved four
funding requests at its March Board Meeting. The funding
requests approved were:
The MTGF Board approved a donation of $65,000 towards TROE Center
The Board feels the continued research and operations at TROE
Center is a major benefit
for Minnesota turf professionals.
The MTGF Board approved funding of $34,475 towards Teaching, Research, and Outreach Programs at the Urban
Forestry, Outreach, Research & Extension (UFore) Nursery and Lab.
A breakdown of the funding will go towards:
Engagement ($7,250); Conservation ($9,750); UM Elm
Selection ($8,250); UM ESP Research ($5,500) and Pruning
For a 2nd year, the MTGF Board approved a $5,000 for Dr.
Kristina Walker and students at the University of
Minnesota/Crookston to continue pursuing its project of: Pre-Game Agronomic Field Safety
Assessment for Sports Field: Future Implications of Risk
The MTGF partners
with MNLA and the Minnesota Department of
Agriculture to annually host a Pesticide
Re-Certification session in late November for
Categories A & E. This is the last
session available each year to
re-certify. This year's session took
place on November 22 at the Maplewood
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
the MTGF Business Office at 763-703-4983
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
• 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