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Brad Barbee Named Incoming President of Keep Tift Beautiful
In July, Brad Barbee, CGM of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College was voted as the incoming president for the Keep Tift Beautiful board. Barbee was serving as an ABAC representative prior to the election.
Keep Tift Beautiful, an affiliate group of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful, focus […]

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Register Now for the School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO

Registration is now open for the 2017 School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO taking place October 18-21 in Louisville, KY!
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PGMS Salary Survey is Now Available

PGMS Releases Highly Anticipated 2017 Grounds Compensation Survey Results
A compensation survey for grounds personnel has been completed for the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS®) by Industry Insights, Inc. The study is based on results and comments collected by a questionnaire sent to members from March to April 2017. Over 20% of the PGMS membership participated […]

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PGMS Extended Invitation to Participate in NALP’s Day of Renewal and Remembrance

PGMS has once again been extended an invitation to participate in NALP’s Day of Renewal and Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery on July 17th. Participation in this event is extremely rewarding and a great opportunity to give back. It is a difficult event to get in and PGMS receives 10 spots annually. The day starts […]

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2017 Summer Conference

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for the 2017 School of Grounds Management Summer Conference taking place July 24-25 in Charlotte, NC!

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PGMS Announces Donna Hibbs as CGM #169

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Donna Hibbs, CGM, director of landscaping and grounds at the Masonic Homes of Kentucky in Louisville, has become the 169th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program.
PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Hibbs: I am so proud of where […]

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Texas A&M University Honored with Prestigious PGMS Accreditation

Texas A&M University (managed by SSC-Services for Education) was granted a 2-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation as awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), it was announced by Accreditation Facilitator Joe Jackson, CGM.
“From the meeting with the Grounds Management Leadership Team, it was clear that they possess many of the right skill sets […]

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Brett McNish Becomes 168th CGM

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Brett McNish, CGM, supervisory horticulturist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. has become the 168th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program.
PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
McNish: The CGM distinction adds a level of integrity and seriousness to the […]

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PGMS Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced its 2017 collegiate scholarship recipients. PGMS wishes the recipients well in the future. We hope the scholarship opens doors to additional opportunities in their pursuit of being a green industry professional.
Get to know this year’s recipients:
Peyton South of Kansas State University was sponsored by Dr. Cathie Lavis and […]

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PGMS Releases “A Guide to Grounds Management Best Practices”

Forest Hill, MD (February 6, 2017) – The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has released to its members “A Guide to Grounds Management Best Practices.” This guide will serve as a primary source of best practices in the green industry, including examples of specific practices and advice on how to implement them.
This publication suggests and […]

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