Reinders Turf Conference

Reinders 26th Turf Conference welcomed more than 600 green industry professionals

Reinders held its 26th biennial Turf Conference on March 13-14, and even an unseasonal rainstorm couldn’t dampen the camaraderie of the educational conference and tradeshow at the Waukesha Expo Center (Waukesha, Wisconsin).

Reinders Turf Conference lighting village
Lighting Village at Reinders Turf Con

“The 26th biennial Reinders Turf Conference continued our ongoing tradition of fostering collaboration, innovation, and education,” said Dave Berg, turf business manager and head of the Turf Conference Planning Committee. “This year’s conference featured the latest in turf industry research, an array of sports field and grounds topics, current technical advances including autonomous and electric powered grounds equipment, plus the first-ever Lighting Village — complete with seminars and a dark room for demonstrations — to address our customers’ growing landscape and decorative lighting needs.”

Reinders welcomed 600 attendees from golf, grounds, sports turf, lawn care and landscaping businesses. The tradeshow included 53 industry exhibitors. Golf and sport turf attendees also earned continuing education units from the GCSAA and SFMA for attendance.

Reinders Turf Conference

“We would like to thank the more than 30 speakers for their enlightening and engaging presentations, the dedicated exhibitors for their time and hard work, and our event sponsors who made the entire show possible,” said Craig Reinders, president of Reinders, Inc. “The Reinders team extends our gratitude to the customers, speakers, and vendors who traveled to attend, learn and endured the unpredictable March weather. You make the conference worth the months of planning and coordination, and one of the highlights of our year.”

The next Turf Conference will be in March 2026. Reinders founded the Turf Conference in 1973 to serve as a platform for expert education and to facilitate direct communication between suppliers and customers. It is now the largest independently run turf conference in the Midwest.