About Our History

Our History

The Virginia Turfgrass Council was formed in 1960 and is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of turfgrass management. It was the brain child of Virginia Tech Professors who saw the need for an association to serve Virginia’s Turfgrass Industry. It is dedicated to promoting the turfgrass industry through education, scholarship and research and will never forget its roots, mission and who it serves.

The Virginia Turfgrass Council serves its members in the industry through education, promotion, and representation. The association supports ongoing programs in research, education, and extension in the areas of turfgrass management that will benefit all individuals who manage turfgrasses or derive pleasure from the results of such management.