Lawn Care Certification Attracts Crowds at Field Day

Turfgrass field dayMore than 800 participants at the 2016 Turfgrass Research Field Day in Griffin, Ga., was good news for NALP’s Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager program. At the beginning of August, NALP’s certification partner, the University of Georgia, exhibited at the field day displaying the Principles of Turfgrass Management and Principios Sobre el Manejo de Céspedes programs to overwhelming success.

“Our display table was so popular that we exhausted our supply of brochures by the close of the event,” said Pam Bracken, department head of Special Projects & Curriculum Development at The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. “We’ve seen a definite uptick in inquiries as a result of our exhibit.”

Over the past year, the program has grown by 73% and shows no sign of slowing down. The course began offering an online option in 2015 in addition to its print-based version. The course is available in English and Spanish and offers military discounts. Graduates of the course earn NALP’s Lawn Care Manager certification.

The Principles of Turfgrass Management program’s next stop will be at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 20-21. Visitors to The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education booth #4037 can enter for a chance to win one free Principles of Turfgrass course registration. For course details, visit www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/turf or call 706-542-3537.

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