Any investment in quality continuing education opportunities benefits employees and employers alike. The 2016 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online is designed to help meet the continuing education needs of any individual or organization.  This 12-week program will have training sessions accessible live online on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) or the option to view the recorded sessions.

This 12-week certificate-based program aims to provide participants with thorough and practical continuing education in turfgrass management.  The course is directed by educators from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cites and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with 12 turfgrass scientists and educators from seven Land-Grant Universities.

Turfgrasses are a resource in our urban community environments and best management practices are aligned with environmental, economic & societal priorities. The Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science provides participants with the science based principles needed to effectively manage turf for recreation, sport, aesthetics and environmental protection. The Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science is a quality training opportunity for:

  • Practitioners that establish and maintain turfgrass for athletic fields, consumer/commercial lawns, golf courses, recreation/parks, and sod production
  • Technical representatives from industry (suppliers of equipment, plant protectants, fertilizer, etc.)
  • Those new to the industry—wanting to get trained and off to a great start
  • Those with experience in the industry—to review/update their knowledge and practices
  • The registration deadline is December 31st, 2015. Students will have access to the course and materials at their convenience during the 12-week period (January 6th – March 23th, 2016) via moodle class management system.

The fee for the course is $495, which includes supplemental materials, access to all recorded sessions, and a certificate after successful completion of the program. Click here to register.

For more info contact: Sam Bauer, Assistant Extension Professor—University of Minnesota, sjbauer@umn.edu, 763-767-3518.