Turfgrass Research Classic & Field Day
Set for May 22 at The Country Club of Virginia
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The VGCSA and VTC are proud to announce the merger of two popular
research fundraiser tournaments into one mega event, the Virginia Tech
Turfgrass Research Classic, set for Monday, May 22nd
hosted by The Country Club of Virginia. Both the famed James River
Course and the popular Tuckahoe Creek Course will be used for this
benefit tournament, aimed at providing support for Turfgrass research.
As part of this move, Virginia Tech researchers have established
turfgrass plots near the Tuckahoe Creek Course Farmhouse, and guests
are invited to attend a free 90-minute field day that morning. The
Tech team wanted to establish research in central Virginia, as the
climate and growing conditions are more “mainstream Virginia,” than
that found in Blacksburg. Richmond also provides a more
convenient location statewide.
The new golf tournament promises to be a “can’t miss” affair!
Plans are in place to make it totally first class from the golf, to
the food & beverage, to the prizes and more. In addition, the
event will feature a new auction component to add excitement to the
day. It will soon become the ultimate networking event in the
industry. The tournament committee is announcing the event and opening
sponsorship and golf team sales now.
For sponsorship opportunities, please email David McCall, email@example.com
Please visit www.vgcsa.org
for event details
and plan to attend!
GREEN INDUSTRY SURVEY
Virginia’s Agriculture Economic Impact is $52
billion annually, and agriculture is the largest industry in the
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:
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