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TURFGRASS
PRODUCERS
INTERNATIONAL

CULTIVATING OUR INDUSTRY SINCE 1967

The first and largest association of its kind, Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) has been serving turfgrass seed and sod farmers, equipment manufacturers, educators, and others in our industry for nearly 60 years. TPI provides educational opportunities, material resources, and field days and equipment demos to our members, while also working diligently in PR, advocacy, and regulatory affairs that affect the natural grass production industry globally. Beyond networking, TPI produces deep friendships that last a lifetime.

TPI members are in 48 states and 12+ countries.

Be part of our global community.

America

America

South Africa
South Africa
Canada

Canada

China

China

Japan

Japan

Australia

Australia

New Zealand

New Zealand

Panama

Panama

Brazil

Brazil

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Netherlands

Netherlands

Portugal

Portugal

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Italy

Italy

Turkey
Turkey
Israel

Israel

Iceland

Iceland

Poland

Poland

Hungary

Hungary

Germany

Germany

Norway

Norway

Finland

Finland

Denmark

Denmark

Bob McCurdy, Past-President

I was encouraged to join TPI over 30 years ago, and it only took one conference to convince me that anyone serious about the natural grass industry needs to be a member. TPI coordinates efforts to improve, change, oppose, defend, support, or challenge anything that might affect our profession. I’m pretty sure that without the contacts and the education I’ve gained from TPI, that my family would not have survived 30 years of change in the sod industry.

Bob McCurdy, Past-President

Tennessee
Lindy Murff

TPI keeps me connected with my peers and allows me to stay informed on the latest issues in our industry. The organization has done a great job combatting false information relating to environmental impacts of our products.

Lindy Murff

Texas
Wade Wilbur

The greatest benefit of TPI is the opportunity to network with and learn from my fellow producers from all over the world. TPI is the unified voice of the turfgrass industry, going to bat for our industry when it comes to public policy and programs. Over the past few years, several industry windfalls have occurred that would not have been possible without the dedicated TPI staff.

Wade Wilbur

Kansas
Eric Hjort

TPI is the watchdog regarding environmental and regulatory issues that impact our industry. As a member, I get the opportunity network with other turfgrass producers, as well as educate myself and my employees on topics related to the turfgrass industry.

Eric Hjort

Florida
Larry Lemay, Treasurer

TPI is the only association that is promoting and advocating natural turfgrass. Along with education and industry awareness, TPI allows me to meet industry leaders that I learn from—and have become friends with.

Larry Lemay, Treasurer

California
Albrecht Knigge

I am thankful for the great opportunities TPI provides for meeting other turfgrass producers from around the world in a non-competitive atmosphere and bringing the industry together for conferences and field days. We would not have been able to develop our turf farms in the way we have over the last 30 years without our TPI membership.

Albrecht Knigge

Germany
Diane Mischel, President

Our farm has been a part of TPI through three generations. This vital organization brings together growers, suppliers, and educators to spark innovations that advance our industry. TPI also scans the horizon for unfriendly policies, then collects scientific data and feedback from producers to champion change or prevent those policies from taking effect.

Diane Mischel, President

Michigan
Daniel Huggett, Vice-President

TPI is the only organization devoted to sod and turfgrass farms, advancing the industry through education, protecting our operations from regulators, and promoting natural grass domestically and internationally. With all TPI accomplishes, this organization has helped put thousands of dollars into our business’s bottom line!

Daniel Huggett, Vice-President

Ohio
Adam Russell

TPI is the voice of sod producers to the rest of the industry—a critical watchdog, lobbyist, educator, and information hub. As part of TPI, I’ve met more respected peer leaders and learned more than I ever would have otherwise.

Adam Russell

Georgia

Future Leaders Fellowship

The TPI Future Leaders Fellowship is honored to bring together new and current leaders in the natural grass industry for the learning opportunity of a lifetime. This immersive 24- month program improves business management skills, fosters leadership, and bolsters relationships, as participants become effective advocates for the natural grass industry.

Turfgrass ProducHERS International

TPI is thrilled about our newest initiative for women in turf: Turfgrass ProducHERS International. This unique community is dedicated to broadening and deepening the network of women growers through education, events, and the empowerment. We are proud to provide support and encouragement for this vital subset of our members.

TPI Exchange Program

TPI is proud to begin the TPI Exchange Program! During this program, host farms will provide an opportunity for fast-paced, immersive training for employees of current TPI member farms outside of their region. Host farms will have a chance to showcase their innovative practices, high-performing employees, and anything else they’d like to share with a visiting member from another farm. The TPI Exchange Program is all about providing another opportunity for our members to build relationships, improve their operations, and learn from others who to continue to advance our industry forward. 

THE LAWN INSTITUTE

The Lawn Institute provides scientific, fact-based information on the value and management of lawns, while also funding academic research to advance the industry. Our goal is to promote the many environmental benefits that lawns contribute to urban and suburban environments worldwide.

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Science

The Lawn Institute funds research at universities worldwide to better understand the many benefits of natural grass.
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Education

The Lawn Institute’s core mission is to encourage the improvement of lawns through research and education.
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Environment

The Lawn Institute is a trusted, reliable resource for the latest scientific research on the many benefits of grass lawns.
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