Published on 12/18/03

Grounds management group starting Georgia branch

A group of landscape professionals is forming a Georgia branch of the Professional Grounds Management Society, the nation's oldest group for grounds professionals.

Now in its 91st year, PGMS caters to the needs of green industry professionals, including grounds managers, turf specialists, horticulturists, landscape contractors, irrigation specialists and chemical applicators.

Its goal is to help develop management skills and enhance professionalism. Among its benefits are an annual conference and trade show, newsletter, directory, certification programs, free manuals and many discounts.

The society also offers a discounted student membership. It sponsors annual scholarships, too, for high school and college students. The local branch plans to offer seminars, field trips and hands-on workshops.

To learn more about PGMS and the Georgia branch being formed, contact Elizabeth Gray at (770) 393-3698 (extension 153) or Anthony Williams at (770) 945-1919.

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.