The turfgrass profession is a rapidly changing industry. Today’s turfgrass managers must be aware of the following: environmental concerns, labor laws, regulations, advancement of agronomic management techniques, personnel management, budget preparation and budget management, new technologies, new products including, pesticides, fertilizers, cultivars, and grass species.
Actual field experiences coupled with information from the latest industry research will provide students with a balanced, well-rounded education needed to become successful turfgrass managers.
Students can enhance their education by working on projects through independent studies or by accepting internships. Internships offer students a valuable learning experience and provide the industry with employees who are eager to learn about their chosen professions.