MNLA / MTGF Northern Green Expo
Each January, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation co-hosts the Northern Green Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year, the event is set for January 14-16, 2015. About 6,500 people annually attend the event.

Pesticide Re-Certification
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. The dates for 2014 are yet to be determined.

MTGF Clippings Magazine
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 Minnesota.

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 further information.

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 days.
Supporting relevant turf and grounds research, education and outreach at the University of Minnesota.
Being pro-active in environmental, regulatory and public policy matters as they affect the turf and grounds industry.

About the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation
The Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, a non-profit
organization, is a partnership of seven turf- and grounds-
related associations and the University of Minnesota.

The 7 MTGF allied associations are:
+ Minnesota Association of Cemeteries
    + Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals
    + Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents' Association
    + Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
    + Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
    + Minnesota Turf Association
    + Minnesota Turf Seed Council

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The mission of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation is to promote the green industries 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: 952-473-3722
E-mail: info@mtgf.org

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