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10/29/2018 to 12/13/2018
When: Monday, October 29, 2018
Where: United States

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For more information on the UMass Certificate Programs for Turf Managers below, including registration information, visit and click on ‘Education and Events’.

UMass Extension's 2018 GREEN SCHOOL, a comprehensive 12-day certificate short course for commercial horticulture professionals taught by UMass faculty and Extension Specialists, is currently accepting registrations.
The turf curriculum of this popular course, offered every other year, is designed for turf and landscape professionals who wish to gain a basic understanding of horticultural fundamentals and strategies, but can't fit a full academic course into their schedules.  Green School students come away with research-based knowledge and tools for making agronomically sound and environmentally appropriate decisions.

Green School runs October 29 - December 13, 2018, twice a week from 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM in Milford, MA. Students choose one of three "specialty tracks" when registering: Turf Management, Landscape Management, or Arboriculture. The registration deadline is October 12, or until the classes are full. Space is limited, so apply early. Register by September 24 to take advantage of a significant early bird price incentive.

Pesticide recertification contact hours will be offered for all New England states, as well as credits for several professional certifications.

For more information specific to Green School, visit and click on Education and Events, call UMass Extension at 413-545-0895, or

The UMass WINTER SCHOOL FOR TURF MANAGERS immerses students in a full-time program, focused solely on the management of fine turf and taught by UMass faculty and staff.  Winter School is a comprehensive certificate program designed to furnish turf managers with the fundamental concepts essential to maintaining high quality turf, while instilling a sense of environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility.

Winter School 2019 runs January 7 - February 15, 2019, at the UMass campus in Amherst, in an updated, time-efficient six week format. Classes are scheduled: Mon-Th 8 AM - 5 PM, and Fri 8 AM - noon. This schedule is designed to accommodate weekend commuters who may want to stay in the Amherst area Mon-Th evenings but head home on the weekends. Some area hotels offer special packages for UMass Winter School students.

The international student application deadline is September 14, 2018.  Application review is underway, with a deadline of October 31, 2018 (late applications may be accepted pending availability of seats).  Space is limited.

Pesticide recertification contact hours will be offered for all New England states, and 20.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered.
For more information visit and click on Education and Events, call (413) 545-5202, or


For eligible Massachusetts employers, fees for each of these certificate programs may be partially reimbursed through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Grant Program (for Green School, employers need to submit an online application to the Express Grant program bySeptember 17, 2018). To find out if you qualify and to apply for benefits, go to


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