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PGMS Announces Jonathan Kavalier as the 152nd CGM!

PGMS Announces Jonathan Kavalier as the 152nd CGM!

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Jonathan Kavalier of Washington, D.C. has become the 152nd grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program. Kavalier currently serves as the Supervisory Horticulturist at Smithsonian Gardens. PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM? Kavalier: I am always looking for ways […]

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North Carolina Branch Hosts Successful Volunteer Cleanup Event

The PGMS North Carolina Branch hosted an outreach project on Feb. 22, 2014 at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, a landmark in Winston-Salem, N.C. that had fallen into disrepair and needed help. David Davis, CGM, associate director of landscaping services at Wake Forest University, organized the event. The event had over 200 volunteers that came out to […]

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2014 Scholarship Winners

PGMS ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2014! The scholarship committee wants to congratulate all of the 2014 scholarship recipients. We wish them well in the future and hope the scholarships help to reduce their collegiate expenses. The scholarship program is a wonderful way to recognize interns that work for you or college students you meet in […]

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PGMS “Member-Get-A-Member” Campaign

The member campaign is now closed. The winners will be announced shortly!   Thanks to the following who have recruited new members: Cary Avery, CGM - recruited 2 members John Burns, CGM Scott Guiser Brandon Haley, CGM – recruited 2 members Kevin O’Donnell PGMS headquarters – recruited 2 members Corey Ruff Dan Schied, CGM Ken Stanton, […]

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2014 Spring Regional Seminar and Site Visit

PGMS is heading to sunny Orlando, Florida March 3-4, 2014 for the Spring Regional Seminar and Site Visit and we want YOU along with us for the ride! Explore Harry P. Leu Gardens, the University of Central Florida and a horticultural tour of SeaWorld! As always, the educational seminars will provide a multidimensional learning opportunity […]

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Haverford College Athletic Fields Tour a Success!

Haverford College Athletic Fields Tour a Success!

On Thursday, Nov. 14, Claudia Kent, Director for Grounds and Sustainability at Haverford College led 22 PGMS members on a terrific tour of the campus grounds. Haverford College was one of the hosting properties which participated in the PGA Open at the Merion Golf Course this past June where almost half of the the college […]

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PGMS Announces Ron Hostick as the 151st CGM!

PGMS Announces Ron Hostick as the 151st CGM!

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Ron Hostick of San Diego, Calif. has become the 151st grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program. Hostick currently serves as the lead groundsworker at San Diego State University. PGMS recently spent a few moments getting to know Ron, who has […]

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PGMS Northeast branch Gathers for Snow Summit at the University of Rochester

PGMS Northeast branch Gathers for Snow Summit at the University of Rochester

Members of the Northeast branch attended a snow summit organized by Dan Schied, CGM in Rochester, N.Y. Topics covered included an in-depth discussion of liability, issues in snow and ice removal by John Allin. John McClean, a meteorologist from the Rochester area, presented his thoughts about weather trends in the next ten years. After a […]

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PGMS Announces Gregory Fear as the 150th CGM!

PGMS Announces Gregory Fear as the 150th CGM!

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Gregory Fear of Bowling Green, Ky. has become the 150th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program. Fear currently serves as the manager of campus services at Sodexo. PGMS recently spent a few moments getting to know Gregory, who has been […]

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Fertilizer Applicator Exam Review Sessions and Fertilizer Applicator Certification Exam

Professional Fertilizer Applicator Exam Review Sessions: http://mda.maryland.gov/SiteAssets/Pages/fertilizer/LawnCareProReviewSessions.pdf.pdf DATES and LOCATIONS: Salisbury Sept. 26, 2013 9-11:30 a.m. Wicomico County Extension Office 28647 Old Quantico Road Salisbury, MD 21801     PROFESSIONAL FERTILIZER APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES AND LOCATIONS (in general it is given the same day and location as the Review Sessions) http://mda.maryland.gov/SiteAssets/Pages/fertilizer/LawnCareProCertificationExams.pdf.pdf   Salisbury Washington […]

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