About TPI

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI)

TPI is the only worldwide association committed to the advancement of the turfgrass sod industry. Through the education of its members, product users and various green industry and government entities, the association serves to encourage the use of turfgrass sod worldwide. The commitment of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) to its members, the communities they serve and the world around us is best expressed in TPI’s Mission Statement:

"Promoting the global environmental benefits and use of turfgrass through education and research"

TPI was formed in 1967, as the American Sod Producers Association (ASPA), by a group of 40 Midwest United States turfgrass sod farmers who believed their common goals and issues could be better served by combining their resources. In 1994, and in response to ASPA’s growing international membership and visibility, ASPA changed its name to Turfgrass Producers International (TPI). Today TPI is governed by an 11-person Board of Trustees and supported by a four-person staff.  TPI's mission statement, code of ethics and bylaws can be viewed here.

TPI Members

TPI’s membership exceeds 800 and is represented by 70% U.S. and 30% international members.  TPI is a unique association where members have an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with fellow turfgrass sod producers in a non-competitive environment.  Click HERE for a TPI Member application!

TPI Member Benefits

TPI provides all members with numerous educational opportunities, professional development, opportunities to share information, member support services related to the turfgrass sod industry and access to numerous benefits including but not limited to:

  • Turf News (Award winning bi-monthly magazine)
  • TPI’s bi-monthly Business Management Newsletter
  • TPI’s monthly E-Newsletter
  • Annual Membership Directory
  • Turfgrass Lawn Guide sales/marketing brochures at a discount
  • Discounted registration rates at TPI Events
  • Discounted exhibit booth rates at TPI Events
  • Unlimited access to the Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) containing 200,000+ records/resources specific to turfgrass
  • Ongoing public relations efforts and advocacy to promote the environmental, economic, community and human health benefits of turfgrass sod.
  • Various technical and sales/marketing brochures and booklets
  • Insight into the latest innovations in equipment, seed,  and related services
  • Opportunity to network with other turfgrass sod producers worldwide
  • The Turfgrass Forum - Online discussion platform for member's only that can help turfgrass sod producers, suppliers, manufacturers and industry professionals grow their business
  • Countless valuable resources available 24 hours a day through the TPI website

One of the most rewarding benefits of being a TPI member is being able to network with industry professionals at TPI events, online at the Turfgrass Forum, or searching the member directory - TPI members grow their businesses together!

Download your TPI Membership Application today!

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