Turf Field DayThe MRTF supports turf research and education at Purdue University for the advancement of the turfgrass industry.

The Foundation receives no government funding. It is supported by its members, private and corporate contributions, fundraising, and event registration fees. The Foundation is governed by fourteen elected board of directors and two executive officers.

The MRTF is an an active and instrumental group within the turf industry. The MRTF actively engages with the College of Agriculture at Purdue University and as a result the MRTF has a good working relationship with the University and an open and on-going dialog with the Dean of the College of Agriculture. This strong relationship has lead to improved research facilities and an increase in turf faculty members. Monies from the Foundation help support turf research in the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, and Entomology Departments as well as professional and student education efforts.

Each year the MRTF sponsors several educational events including our largest event, the Indiana Green Expo, which is held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. The Foundation works closely with Purdue University faculty to offer education throughout the year aimed at the wide range of topics important to the turf industry.

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