Online learning is a great opportunity to keep up to date with the industry’s latest best practices and research. With that in mind, New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA) assembled a list of online learning resources:
(Note: Links to the online learning resources are the bolded text below, with the exception of the Cornell Turf Webinars section header.)
Cornell Turf Webinars
15 minute ZOOM webinars
Golf Turf: Every Wednesday, starting 3/25 at 10 a.m.
Sports Turf: Every Thursday, starting 3/26 at 10 a.m.
Lawn and Landscape: Every Friday, starting 3/27 at 10 a.m.
No need to register and no registration fee. (These may be recorded and posted to YouTube after the live session as well).
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.
The Midwest Pesticide Action Center and the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association are partnering to provide a series of webinars on sports field management.
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
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.
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.