Enroll now for the Virginia Tech School of Turfgrass Ecology and Management

The Fourth Annual virtual Virginia Tech School of Turfgrass Ecology and Management (VT-STEM) begins November 5. The school is intended as a comprehensive introduction to turfgrass management. Virginia Tech’s primary focus is to train members of the turfgrass industry who have not had the opportunity or funds to pursue formal university turfgrass training.

The school runs for 13 weeks with both asynchronous and synchronous training materials presented to students each week, as well as a weekly Zoom meeting with Virginia Tech (VT) faculty and industry guests from 7-9 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday.

Pre- and post-training quizzes are offered to all students to assess their comprehension of the material. And all students who complete school requirements are eligible to sit for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Certified Turfgrass Professional exams after the end of VT-STEM.

The cost is $600 per student (discounts for first responders, veterans and teachers are available). For more information, contact Mike Goatley at goatley@vt.edu.