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Do you need two hours of training to renew your Certified Fertilizer Applicator certification? Here are two June options:
(1) On-Site - June 01 at the Hampton Roads AREC (also known as Virginia Tech's Center) on Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach. Download a pdf to register; and

(2) Webinar - Friday June 23 for a two hour (10-noon) CFA/trained tech recertification webinar sponsored by VCE and VTC. Mr. Jon Dickerson, Research Scientist Sr and Director of the Virginia Tech Turfgrass Research Center will join Dr. Mike Goately to present an informative 2 hour presentation that will cover the basics of soils, soil chemistry, fertility sources and rates, as well as PPE, SDS, handling, transporting and storage.  Each webinar participant will need to register as an individual (they can view the webinar as a group) and complete a very basic quiz individually in order to generate a certificate that can then be emailed by them to VDACS for verification. Registration and further details will be available next week.




GREEN INDUSTRY SURVEY
Click here to go directly to the survey web page

Virginia’s Agriculture Economic Impact is $52 billion annually, and agriculture is the largest industry in the Commonwealth.  Forestry adds another $18 billion annually, with both industries having combined revenue of $70 billion (2012 survey data). 

The Green Industry in Virginia is comprised of golf courses, sports turf managers, wholesale producers, landscape retail business, nurseries or providers of landscape services. Collectively, all of these green industries employee thousands of workers, purchase products, rent or own buildings, and provide the State of Virginia with tax revenue.

Based on previously reported totals from the turf and/or green industries of other southern states (data below), we estimate the annual economic impact value for Virginia's Green Industry to be $8-10 Billion (or higher!).

In Virginia, facing legislative issues, a lack of money to support industry research and development at Virginia Tech, and a host of other factors (labor, economic, environment etc.), industry leaders launched the idea of completing a Green Industry Survey for Virginia. Utilizing 2005 data when discussing economic importance, the number of industry employees, and other facts and figures, our voices were not being heard, and therefore the green industry was being ignored. BY completing this survey, OUR INDUSTRY can update statewide data on acreage, plant material, employee counts, expenses and revenue to further support our industry initiatives. 

After two years of working on a plan and a strategy, we have finally funded the cost of the survey and hired an outside party to manage the development and administration. With support of industry associations, we have developed on gotten feedback on the survey questions from all the industry groups. 

Please select your area and complete the survey:
Arboriculture  Christmas Tree  Golf  Lawn Care  Nursery  Sod Production  Sports Turf

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