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Membership Information

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NEW THIS YEAR, our annual membership now runs from January 1 to December 31. Some of you opted for a 20 month membership last year, which means you do not need to renew until December of this year. If you only renewed through the end of 2016 your membership renewal is NOW DUE!

The Midwest Regional Turf Foundation has three membership levels:

2017 Business Fee:
$160.00 (expires Dec. 31, 2017)

Business members and all their employees receive the member registration rate at all MRTF functions. However, only the primary contact person from the company will receive MRTF mailings.

Any additional person working for an MRTF business member who would like to be added to the MRTF mailing list to get announcements (examples: sales team, branch managers, or assistants) can be added as an additional member.  The annual fee for additional members is $15.00.

2017 Individual Fee:
$75.00 (expires Dec. 31, 2017)

Any individual with interests in turfgrass and not represented in the business category. Only the individual will be eligible to receive the member rate at all MRTF functions.

Student – Annual Fee $10.00

Any individual attending school on a full time basis studying turf science or a related discipline will be able to access the yearly membership.

Why Become a Member?

The Value

  • With other turf association fees up to $500 annually, the MRTF annual membership is one of the most economical.
  • Membership fees can be written-off as an ordinary business expense on your company’s taxes.
  • With all volunteer directors, the MRTF efficiently spends 77% of its income on research, education, scholarships, and member services.
  • The MRTF Board of Directors volunteer over 1,300 hours annually towards our mission to support turf research and education for the advancement of the turfgrass industry.

The Benefits

  • Enhanced business activity as your MRTF membership will help you gain new clients.
  • Reduced registration fees for MRTF education events.
  • Increased profit as you learn from the industry experts the MRTF supports.
  • Stay engaged with the latest information on turf management.
  • Take advantage of our education events which are a prime source for Continuing Credit Hours (CCHs).
  • Foster new relationships and increase your network at our regional educational events.

The Reward

  • Solutions to real-world problems are developed from your support.
  • You benefit from the innovative turfgrass research that your membership supports.
  • The next generation of turf managers benefit from $10,000 in MRTF scholarships.
  • We recognize the service achievements and professionalism of our members.