Turfgrass Stakeholder Summit II

October 20, 2020 – October 22, 2020

  • Next Generation Crops
  • Convening Event

Details & Agenda

The Turfgrass Stakeholder Summit II was held, via Zoom, over the course of three days:

  • Tuesday, October 20, 1 – 5 p.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, October 21, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, October 22, 1 – 3 p.m. EDT


Goals & Objectives

  • Review and update attendees on research needs identified in 2017, as well as progress in securing funding to address research priorities
  • Develop an understanding of research capabilities within various federal, private and non-profit sectors, capacity and locations, particularly within FFAR
  • Prioritize and define turfgrass research needs on a regional and national basis
  • Identify research capabilities within federal, state and non-profit sources and assign specific project areas to each sector
  • Consider a federal turfgrass competitive grants program, the mechanism for awards and the organizational structure
  • Organize a working group of stakeholders to advise and consult with on national turfgrass research programs, within federal or non-profit funding sources
  • Develop a strategy for implementation and funding of documented research needs

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