From: Manuel Jordan
Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF) is proud to announce that it is donating $134,715
towards Minnesota Turf and Grounds research. Since 1992, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation has donated $1,484,041
towards turf and grounds research.
In March, the MTGF Board of Directors approved four funding requests at its March Board Meeting. The Board approved a donation
of $65,000 towards TROE Center operations. The Board feels the continued research and operations at TROE Center is a major benefit
for Minnesota turf managers.
The MTGF Board approved a MTGF donation of $49,715 towards Teaching, Research, and Outreach Programs at the Urban Forestry,
Outreach, Research & Extension (UFore) Nursery and Lab.
The MTGF Board approved a $5,000 for students at the University of Minnesota/Crookston to pursue a Pre-Game Agronomic Field Safety
Assessment for Sports Fields: Future Implications of Risk Management. Field safety is a concern. This research will benefit sports field managers.
The MTGF Board approved a donation of $15,000 for Tree Trust's Green Teens program. This program will place teenagers as interns at
Green Industry related companies. The Board feels introducing teens to various companies involved in the Green Industry is a worthwhile use of funds.
The mission of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation is to promote the green industry in Minnesota through support of research, education and
outreach at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere. The MTGF pursues its mission in various ways. One of these is an annual "Call For Proposals,"
titled the "MTGF Research Gift Program," whereby researchers, instructors and outreach faculty and staff involved in turf and grounds work may
submit requests for unrestricted gifts to support their activities. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, funding approved by the MTGF will not be subjected to
overhead or other indirect charges or costs. The dates for submission, review and approval may change on an annual basis as well as the protocol stipulated
for the submission of gift requests.
For more information about the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, visit www.mtgf.org or contact the MTGF Business Office at 952-473-3722.