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Turf Management as a Career

The thriving turf management industry offers management opportunities ranging from sod production to the establishment and maintenance of private and public grounds. Turfgrass managers are supervisors for golf courses, ski resorts, sports fields, and for park departments. Excellent employment opportunities are available in the areas of lawn care and landscape management. Other employment opportunities include the management of industrial and institutional grounds, highway reclamation, and erosion control. Graduates completing the turf management concentration command some of the highest salaries in professional agriculture. Studies in this concentration focus on the production and maintenance of ornamental and functional turfgrass areas. Turf-oriented courses are supplemented by classes in nursery and landscape management, plant and soil sciences, business management, irrigation design, and pest management (entomology, plant pathology, weed science).


For information on pursuing a career in turf management through the CSU Turf Program contact:

Dr. Tony Koski
Colorado State University
Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
1173 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1173

Office: 970-491-7070
FAX: 970-491-7745
Contact Dr. Koski by email

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