Professional Development

UMass Extension COVID-19 Information and Support for Hort Industry

UMass Extension has developed a listing of resources for commercial horticulture operations in Massachusetts to help keep you informed and aware of relevant policies and best practices for landscapers, turf managers, arborists, nurseries, garden centers, and greenhouse producers.

Cornell Turf Webinars

15 minute ZOOM webinars

Golf Turf: Every Wednesday, starting 3/25 at 10am. 

Sports Turf: Every Thursday, starting 3/26 at 10am.

Lawn and Landscape: Every Friday, starting 3/27 at 10am. 

No need to register and no registration fee. (These may be recorded and posted to YouTube after the live session as well).


Three part "Webinar Workshop" starting April 27. The three part series will consist of:

April 27, 8:00am - 9:00am: Using Plant Growth Regulators to Reduce Labor Costs and Increase Turfgrass Density - presented by Dr. Shawn Askew

May 4, 8:00am - 9:00am: Panel Discussion - Dealing with the Current Financial Reality and Budget Reduction Requests, Jesse Pritchard, CSFM, Univ. of Va, Matt Austin, CBLP, VANMP, James City Co. Parks and Recreation, Dr. Mike Goatley, Va Tech

May 11, 8:00am - 9:00am: Skin Maintenance During the Pandemic - Presented by Tyler Morris, Virginia Tech Athletics Field Coordinator & Joey Elmore, Salem Red Sox Director of Field Operations

Registration is not required to view each webinar; visit the VSTMA website and follow the links to the webinar or click here. If you have a question that you would like to ask our presenters during the webinar please send those questions to or questions may also be asked during the session using the chat window.

Penn State Turfgrass on Facebook

Holding Zoom meetings 1-2 times per week. Check out their Facebook page for classes, dates and times.

UMass Extension's InsectXaminer!

A free short video series highlighting the incredible world of insects!

Penn State World Campus

Expand your expertise in turfgrass science and management and maximize your career potential with a degree or certificate from Penn State World Campus. Earn a nationally-recognized credential from the first university to offer an undergraduate major in turfgrass science. Convenient classes delivered online allow you to balance course work with your career, and the GCSAA Credits count toward Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) status. Choose the program that fits your turfgrass career goals.

IPM Institute of North America

Sports Turf Management Webinars. The Midwest Pesticide Action Center and the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association are partnering to provide a series of webinars on sports turf management.

Rutgers Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) provides educational opportunities for adults through short courses in turfgrass and landscape management. These short courses enrich adults through training on state-of-the-art knowledge and practices in turfgrass and landscape management. Many short courses offer a certificate upon completion of the course. Short courses vary from ½-day to 20-week programs.


TheTurfZone is your online destination for all things turf related. Created for the industry by those who know the industry, TheTurfZone is your central information and news hub, bringing together professionals from turf associations across multiple states to share things to help you in your business—from up-to-the-minute research on turfgrass products, to trends, initiatives and techniques. Each month, TheTurfZone will feature podcasts, articles, an events calendar, product spotlights and more.

Beacon Athletics - Let's Talk Ballfields

STMA Webinars, Videos, Podcasts

TurfNet - TurfNet University Webinar Archives

Golf Course Industry - Webinars

UMASS Green School

Green School is a comprehensive certificate short course for Green Industry and agricultural professionals held bi-annually and taught by UMass Extension specialists and University of Massachusetts faculty.

UMASS Winter School

Winter School is an excellent choice for professionals who seek to expand their knowledge and practical skills. The program is also uniquely suited for those who want to advance in their career, but cannot schedule a two- or four-year program, as well as career changers who want to enter the field of turf management.

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