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MTGF Research Funding Totals $1,750,516 Since 2001


For 2020, MTGF Donates $100,000
Towards Turf & Grounds Research;
Totaling $1,750,516 Since 2001


For 2019, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation proudly donated $100,000towards Minnesota Turf and Grounds research. Since 2001, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation has donated $1,750,516 towards turf and grounds research. In March of 2020, 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 $50,000 towards support of  the University of Minnesota Research Program. The MTGF Board also approved funding of $50,000 towards support of the University of Minnesota Departments of Forest Resources & Plant Pathology. The Board feels the continued research and operations at the University of Minnesota is a major benefit to the Green Industry.

In 2019, MTGF Donated $106,250 Towards Turf & Grounds Research

For 2019, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation proudly donated $106,250 towards Minnesota Turf and Grounds research. In March of 2019, the MTGF Board of Directors approved four funding requests at its March Board Meeting. he 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 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: Youth Engagement ($7,250); Conservation ($9,750); UM Elm Selection ($8,250); UM ESP Research ($5,500) and Pruning ($5,500). 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 Management.
 

























 



MISSION STATEMENT


The mission of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation is to promote the green industry in Minnesota through support of research, education and outreach at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere.
The MTGF pursues its mission in various ways. One of these is an annual "Call For Proposals," titled the "MTGF Research Gift Program," whereby researchers, instructors and outreach faculty and staff
involved in turf and grounds work may submit requests for unrestricted gifts to support their activities. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, funding approved by the MTGF will not be subjected to overhead or other
indirect charges or costs. The dates for submission, review and approval may change on an annual basis as well as the protocol stipulated for the submission of gift requests.


Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 763-703-4983

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