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The Vision

The Penn State Turfgrass Program has always kept the Land Grant mission in mind when developing its own vision. Based on these principles, the turfgrass program at Penn State strives to remain a world leader in the areas of education, research and outreach in the turf industry.

Our vision for the future is simple:

  • We will conduct fundamental and applied research to increase our understanding of turfgrass ecosystems and to help solve the problems facing turfgrass managers.
  • We will provide the industry with the best educated and trained students as interns and employees.
  • We will deliver the most dependable and accessible research-based outreach for the global turfgrass industry.
  • The Penn State turfgrass program will be recognized as the premier program of its kind in the world.

Penn State’s educational programs have been educating students for the turfgrass industry since the 1950s.

Penn State’s extensive research program finds solutions to the ongoing problems that professional managers encounter.

Conferences, field days, and publications are just some of the many ways that Penn State disseminates new information and research findings.

The Center for Turfgrass Science provides people, solutions, information, and training to the turfgrass industry.