Registration Now Open: 2018 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science

October 20, 2017

by Sam Bauer

Educational Opportunity: The 2018 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online Course (For Professionals) is set for January 2nd – March 23th, 2018.

Any investment in quality continuing education opportunities benefits employees and employers alike. The 2018 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 6 to 7pm (Central Standard Time) and the option to view the recorded sessions. This 12-week certificate 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 Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with 12 turfgrass scientists and educators from six 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 22nd, 2017. Students will have access to the course and materials at their convenience during the 12-week period via moodle class management system.  The fee for the course is $495, which includes supplemental materials and a certificate after successful completion of the program.  Visit this link to register:

Early registration is encouraged and pre-registration is required.

For more information:

Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Brochure

Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Instructors

Or contact Sam Bauer, Extension Educator - University of Minnesota. Email: Phone: 763-767-3518