Note: Plans for the  Mid-Atlantic Turfgrass Expo are nearly complete and both the Program and Registration will be available by Saturday!

TWO SHORT COURSES – Sign Up for One or Both

Virginia Tech School of Turfgrass Ecology and Management (VT-STEM) – Virtual. Scroll Down for Details.

In Person Horticulture/Turfgrass Short Course
Registration for the 2021 Horticulture/Turfgrass Short Course is now open. It will be held in Henrico County at the Belmont Recreation Center (1600 Hilliard Road, Henrico, VA 23228). It will start on Tuesday, December 07 and end on Thursday, December 9. Registration includes lunch and snacks.

Topics Include
Transition Zone Challenges
Botany 101
Tree Botany and Maintenance
Natives in the Landscape
DCR’s Nutrient Management Program
Turfgrass Basics
Soil Basics
Weeds in the Landscape
Landscaping Mistakes and Challenges
Woody Plant ID
Pruning, Planting, and Mulching

Speakers Include
Ed Olsen
Guy Mussey
Joel Koci
Anita Tuttle
Mike Goatley
Jon Dickerson
Jeff Derr
Tom Tracy

Times and Days
9:00 AM—5:00 PM (Tuesday, December 07)
8:00 AM—5:00 PM (Wednesday, December 08)
8:00 AM—4:00 PM (Thursday, Devember 09)

Registration and Payment (Two Options)
Option One: Download a form to return to us
Option Two: Use PayPal to Register and Pay 


Virtual Virginia Tech School of Turfgrass Ecology and Management (VT-STEM)

The virtual Virginia Tech School of Turfgrass Ecology and Management (VT‐STEM) returns for year 2 and will begin the week of November 7. The school features 13 weeks of training by way of recorded presentations by VT faculty and staff in all areas of turfgrass management, access to book chapters specifically written to the week’s study materials, access to a Wednesday night Zoom session for Q/A with the VT Turf Team members leading that week’s topic (7‐9 p.m. eastern), pre‐and post‐training quizzes thru VT’s student learning system ‘Canvas’, and access to the online Certified Fertilizer Applicator training and testing program. All students that become CFA’s and pass all 13 weeks of post‐training quizzes can sit for the Certified Turfgrass Professional Exams upon completion of VT‐STEM in mid‐February, all of which are now offered on‐line. The cost is $515 per person. The intended audience is anyone desiring a refresher in turfgrass science and/or turfgrass industry employees with little to no formal turfgrass science training. The training is intended for all segments of the turfgrass industry and in year one we had representatives from golf, sports turf, lawn care, sod production, and industry sales all represented.