7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Minnesota – Crookston Campus
Kiehle Building, Room 116
2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716
Join us for a full
day of hands-on pruning training and practice. We’ll
discuss small, medium, and large tree pruning method
with a focus on developmental and structural pruning
used to reduce long-term stem and limb failure.
Temporary and permanent supplemental support systems
will also be discussed and demonstrated.
Participants will be
allowed to practice at-height work techniques, including
ladder and rope & saddle systems. Little to no climbing
or pruning experience is needed to participate at this
workshop, but more advanced techniques will be discussed
for those with more experience.
Please bring your
favorite pruning and climbing gear with you to the
workshop. There will be some equipment available for
those wanting to try rope & saddle climbing who do not
have their own gear. All participant life support gear
will be subject to inspection before use at the
$110 per participant, $95 per participant for
groups of 4 or more
No refunds will be issued for cancellations after
If you are no longer
able to attend, a substitute individual is welcome to
take your place, but please email MSA with the name and
contact information of the person who will be attending.
Please email any questions to: Chad Giblin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Liam McClannahan (email@example.com)
November 16, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
North Metro Event Center | 1000 Gramsie Rd. | Shoreview
This workshop meets MDA's Commercial Pesticide Applicator Requirements for Category A (Core), E (Turf and Ornamentals), and J (Forestry, Rights-of-Way and Natural Areas)
This is the last opportunity to renew your Pesticide Applicator License in 2018!
By attending the entire Pesticide Recertification Workshop and having your current applicator card scanned by the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, applicators will obtain recertification credit.
There are 2 Registration Options—Choose the category needed to fulfill recertification requirements.
TWO REGISTRATION OPTIONS
1) Category A & E: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
2) Category A, E & J: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Register by November 2 to take advantage of early registration pricing!
Thank you to our 2018 MNLA Seminar Sponsor
191 Attend August MTGF Field Day
At University of Minnesota /St. Paul
Donates $134,715 Towards
Turf & Grounds Research in Minnesota;
Brings Total to $1,546,041 Since 2001
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 2001, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation has donated
$1,546,041 towards turf and grounds research.
In March, 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 operations.
The Board feels the continued research and operations at TROE
Center is a major benefit
for Minnesota turf professionals.
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.
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