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    • 22 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 31 Dec 2021
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    • 13 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Graduate Hotel, Downtown East Lansing
    • 62
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    Description: 

    The MSU Turf School is 4-day short course designed to teach the basics of turfgrass science as well as the practical techniques of managing turfgrass. The school will be "team taught" by MSU turfgrass faculty and staff. The curriculum is designed to deliver a wide range of turfgrass management topics including basic soils and soil management, turfgrass species identification, selection and physiology, turf establishment and renovation, fertilization, proper pesticide use, and environmental stewardship. A significant portion of the school is dedicated to weed, insect, and disease identification and management. The pest management section is delivered in lecture and laboratory settings with hands-on learning emphasized. The strength of the school lies within the depth of the turfgrass faculty at MSU. This will provide an excellent opportunity for one-on-one interaction between participants and the MSU turfgrass faculty. This is your chance to get to know the MSU Turf Team - all team members instruct, that includes.....Vargas, Rogers, Frank, Nikolai, Smitley, Merewitz, and Dykema - if you know the name but not the face, this is your chance to meet the team and get all your questions answered!

    Who Should Attend?

    Anyone looking to add to their turf knowledge - the school starts with the turf basics and expands from there throughout the week. Past attendees include golf course employees without formal training, lawn care company employees, turfgrass equipment technicians, industry sales representatives, and school employees responsible for grounds and athletic fields.

    What is Covered?

    Topics include: turfgrass species and cultivars including a hands-on identification lab, establishment and renovation, nutrition and fertilizers, weed, insect, and disease management including hands-on identification labs, turfgrass soils, cultivation, and compaction.

    Where and When?

    This year's school will be held Dec. 13-16, 2021 at the Graduate Hotel in downtown East Lansing. The school begins at 8 a.m. on Monday and concludes at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Hotel rooms can be reserved at the Graduate Hotel for $109/night. Click here to book a hotel room. Rooms can also be reserved by calling the Graduate Hotel at 844-888-4723 and mention "Michigan Turfgrass Foundation". 

    Need Credits?

    Turf School has been approved for 32 pesticide recertification credits in Comm. Core, 3a, 3b, and 6. 

    How Much? Cost for the school is $650 and includes all class materials and lunches at the the Graduate Hotel. Registration is limited to the first 75 so reserve your spot now. If you cancel after Dec. 6 without a replacement there is no refund.

    For questions regarding the MSU Turf School, please contact Kevin Frank at frankk@msu.edu


    • 04 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
    Register

    2022 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

    Michigan Turfgrass Conference - January 4-6, 2022
    Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant MI 48858
    Exhibit Function:  January 5, 2022 / 4:00 - 6:30pm


    • 05 Jan 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
    Register

    2022 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Halftime Show

    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM & CONTRACT
    Michigan Turfgrass Conference - January 4-6, 2022
    Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant MI 48858
    Exhibit Function:  January 5, 2022 / 4:00 - 6:30pm

    This is a registration contract to exhibit at the Michigan Turfgrass Conference Halftime Show, being held at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

    • A standard display booth 6' x 6' will be furnished with a 6' 25.5" table, skirting and 2 chairs.
    • Each initial booth space includes two (2) conference badges for all three days and lunch (2) on Wednesday.
    • MTF offers its business partners various sponsorship opportunities for activities/ programs during the conference.  If interested in sponsorship, please indicate on registration form.
    • For exhibitor layout and available booths please click here.
    NOTE:  Full amount due upon completion of registration.
    • No booth refunds will be made after December 1st, 2021.
    • Cost after December 1st, 2021 will increase to $600.
    • Booth fee allows for up to two company representatives per booth.
    • Only one company per booth.
    • Drink tickets can be purchased in advance for vendors to hand out.

    Halftime show layout (click for larger image):

Past events

11 Aug 2021 2021 Michigan State Turfgrass Field Day
23 Jun 2021 2021 LaFontaine Graduate Student Assistantship Golf Outing
01 Dec 2020 2020 Michigan State - Virtual Turf School Support Opportunities
17 Sep 2020 2020 LaFontaine Graduate Student Assistantship Golf Outing
08 Jan 2020 2020 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Halftime Show
07 Jan 2020 Founders Society Reception 2020
07 Jan 2020 2020 Michigan Turfgrass Conference
14 Aug 2019 2019 Michigan State Turfgrass Field Day
20 Jun 2019 2019 LaFontaine Golf Outing
28 Apr 2019 2019 Tee Times 4 Turf Auction
25 Mar 2019 Tee Times 4 Turf Donation Signup
06 Feb 2019 MiGCSA Michigan Gathering
02 Feb 2019 Golf Industry Show
23 Jan 2019 2019 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Halftime Show
23 Jan 2019 Past Presidents Luncheon 2019
22 Jan 2019 Founders Society Reception 2019
22 Jan 2019 2019 Michigan Turfgrass Conference
22 Jan 2019 2019 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
22 Jan 2019 MiGCSA Annual Meeting
11 Jan 2019 MiGCSA Curling Fundraiser for Ice Research
14 Dec 2018 MiGCSA Mid Holiday Party
07 Dec 2018 MiGCSA West Holiday Party
06 Dec 2018 MiGCSA Northern Holiday Party
30 Nov 2018 MiGCSA Detroit Holiday Party
08 Oct 2018 MiGCSA The Big Event
17 Sep 2018 MiGCSA Western Golf Day
07 Sep 2018 MiGCSA Assistant & Student Networking Golf Outing
29 Aug 2018 MIiGCSA State Championship
15 Aug 2018 2018 Michigan State Turfgrass Field Day
25 Jul 2018 MIiGCSA Tuck Tate Championship
24 Jul 2018 MIiGCSA Par 3 Shootout
12 Jul 2018 MIiGCSA Mid Golf Event
21 Jun 2018 2018 LaFontaine Golf Outing
07 Jun 2018 MIiGCSA Legislative Golf Day
04 Jun 2018 MIiGCSA Northern Fundraiser
03 Jun 2018 MIiGCSA Northern Fundraiser Practice Round
02 Jun 2018 Gordie LaFontaine Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Golf Outing & Induction Ceremony
14 May 2018 MIiGCSA/ Wee One Fundraiser
30 Apr 2018 MIiGCSA Can-Am Tournament
17 Apr 2018 MIiGCSA Spring Opener
01 Apr 2018 MIiGCSA 2018 Match Play Championship Opens
01 Apr 2018 MIiGCSA The Michigan House at the Masters
01 Apr 2018 Tee Times 4 Turf Donation Signup
29 Mar 2018 MIiGCSA Spring Management Meeting
15 Mar 2018 MIiGCSA Spring Management Meeting
01 Mar 2018 MIiGCSA Spring Management Meeting
04 Jan 2018 Past Presidents Luncheon 2018
03 Jan 2018 Founders Society Reception 2018
03 Jan 2018 2018 Michigan Turfgrass Conference
16 Aug 2017 2017 Michigan State Turfgrass Field Day
22 Jun 2017 2017 LaFontaine Golf Outing
03 Jun 2017 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Induction
30 Apr 2017 2017 Tee Times 4 Turf Auction
04 Jan 2017 Two Year Turf 50th Anniversary Dinner
03 Jan 2017 Founders Society Turf Dignitary Reception
03 Jan 2017 2017 Michigan Turfgrass Conference
10 Aug 2016 MTF/MSU Turfgrass Field Day


Michigan Turfgrass Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 27156, Lansing, MI 48909

The Michigan Turfgrass Foundation exists to promote safe, healthy turf surfaces for all Michigan residents.

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