Events

Upcoming Events: 

The 2020 Texas A&M Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course is scheduled for the week of March 2nd – 6th, 2020 at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Lawn & Garden Research Facility in College Station, TX.

Check out the flyer with information on topics covered, CEUs, pricing and more by clicking HERE.

Ready to register? https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Turf 

Questions about the short course can be sent to Dr. Becky Grubbs: bgrubbs@tamu.edu

CPTM and the Texas Turfgrass Association

For an additional fee of $75, attendees will have the opportunity to take the Certified Professional Turfgrass Management (CPTM) exam through the Texas Turfgrass Association. This fee also includes your first year of membership for the Texas Turfgrass Association.

The Certified Professional Turf Manager (CPTM) designation recognizes a level of achievement in professional turfgrass management inTexas beyond a Bachelor of Science degree or a long tenure in the industry. The CPTM designation is a mark of distinction. Professionals who acquire the CPTM designation benefit the turfgrass industry and themselves through increased self-esteem and respect, increased value and service to their employer and increased competitiveness in the job market. By acquiring the CPTM designation, the professional turf manager sets himself or herself apart from other turf managers. For applicants to be considered for the CPTM designation and to maintain that designation they must provide documented evidence of turf management skills, participation in continuing education programs and successful employment in the turfgrass industry. Applicants for the CPTM designation are also required to satisfactorily complete a comprehensive written examination. An intensive 4-day training program in preparation for the examination is optional.

To read more about the Texas Turfgrass Association and the CPTM program, click on the links below:

CPTM: https://texasturf.com/index.php/professional-development/cptm-certification-program/

TTA: https://texasturf.com/

To REGISTER to take the CPTM exam at the short course: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQfwIDGh-wnkxUP3ivSzbWBw92H0l5qrpZ7dkLx_IjhsgG_g/viewform

Direct inquiries about CPTM or TTA membership can me emailed to Katie Flowers at info@texasturf.com