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New Member Benefit: TPI Launches an Online Discussion Forum

Posted by: turfadmin

Looking for a way to network with other TPI member turfgrass professionals?

Turfgrass Forum Screen Shot5.jpgThe new Turfgrass Forum serves as the perfect online discussion platform!

TPI members can ask questions, exchange ideas, find assistance and expertise, or discuss turfgrass-related issues with their fellow peers. 

The Turfgrass Forum has the following discussion topics:  Agronomy/Production, Marketing/Office, Delivery/Installation, TPI association, and Other/Miscellaneous. 

The Turfgrass Forum is only available to TPI members; many individuals have already registered and started using the service. Recent threads have addressed many issues, including different methods of employee compensation and whether producers charge deposit fees for their pallets; how to control Poa annua in cool season grasses; reducing fertilizer yet maintaining high quality sod; grub control solutions; and more.  Topics and content are sure to grow as more members register to use the Forum.

Once you are registered, you can indicate which topics you want to “watch.”  If you choose to “watch” a particular topic, you will be sent an email whenever there is new activity and information available on that subject.

During the 2010 TPI Midwinter Conference, TPI Executive Director Kirk Hunter demonstrated how easy it is to register for the Forum and post questions and/or comments online. “I was really glad to see Kirk’s demonstration since I haven’t been involved much in social media,” says David Millar, president, Red Hen Turf Farm, New Carlisle, IN. “It was easy to do, especially after watching Kirk. I think [the Forum] is going to grow, especially with young producers.” Millar is thinking about starting a thread in the Forum to generate more discussion about production costs.  

Dave Slater, Slater Turf Farm, Tryon, NC, who has participated in other online forums, recently registered on the Turfgrass Forum as well. “It looks like a great tool that producers can use, and I’m glad it’s a member’s only benefit,” he says. He sees great value in being able to converse with other TPI members.

Over 25 users have already registered for the Turfgrass Forum to exchange information with their peers. Why not join them and sign up now!

Members can access the Turfgrass Forum on the TPI website in the “Members Only” section under the “Community” tab.  Register and start networking today!