VSGA has Partnered with Virginia Tech Turfgrass Science Program

VSGA has Partnered with Virginia Tech Turfgrass Science Program

The VSGA is offering grants for employees at member clubs to participate in an online turfgrass science education program, completely free of charge! This program focuses on both the fundamentals of turfgrass science and best management practices for golf courses.
If there is a member of your staff that you feel could benefit from this program, please nominate them by using the form below by August 1, 2024.

Nomination Form

The course runs from November 2024 through March 2025 and will prepare students for the Certified Turfgrass Professional (CTP) exam. As an example, click HERE to view last year's syllabus with course topics, presenters, and industry guests.
What will I learn if I participate in VT-STEM?
The program interacts directly with the entire VT Turfgrass Team and industry guests online over 14 weeks, covering: 
  • Turfgrass identification, establishment, growth and development
  • Soil scienceIrrigation and turfgrass water requirements
  • Nutrient and cultural management practices
  • Pest identification and management

What are the benefits of becoming a CTP?

  • Understanding turf = better problem solving
  • Credibility recognized by industry leaders
  • Professional and personal development opportunitiesJob performance reward potential
  • An expanded network of colleagues

Questions? Please email Matt Smiley at VSGA or call (804) 378-2300.