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2020 PGMS Scholarship Application is Open!

Members: Do you know a horticulture student or a student pursuing a related green industry degree?
Sponsor them today for the opportunity to earn one of the 2020 PGMS Scholarships!
Scholarships are available for college/university students or students in their senior year of high school with acceptance to a 2 or 4 year program.
To view all the […]

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PGMS Announces Mike Smith as CGM #181

PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Smith: I have always been a person who loves to learn, including staying up on the latest information and methods. I wanted to become a CGM to help me further my professional growth in the industry. Going through the CGM certification process has made me look at all […]

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2019 PGMS School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO

Advanced Registration is Closed
On-Site Education Session Registration Only
SOLD OUT: Pre-Conference Field Trip & Awards Dinner 
The 2019 PGMS School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO is back and better than ever!

14 Education Sessions
3 Dynamic Breakfasts
Continuing Education credits available for ISA, STMA, ASLA, NALP, and PGMS
Pre-Conference Field Trip to Masonic Homes Kentucky and Waterfront Botanical Gardens
GIE+EXPO – 1000+ vendors and 20-acre outdoor […]

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PGMS Announces CGT® Certification Recognized by Virginia Department of Education

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced their Certified Grounds Technician (CGT®) certification has been recognized by the Virginia Department of Education.
CGT certification is now available to qualifying Virginia high school students and its recognition by the State encourages more students to pursue green industry employment opportunities by testing skills necessary to the grounds […]

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PGMS Announces David Ott as CGM #180

PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Ott: Throughout my career I have always obtained certifications and training that would further my knowledge and make me better as a Landscape Manager.  The CGM was a life goal to achieve furthering my professional growth in the green industry.   I look forward to representing PGMS in any […]

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PGMS Award Nominations

Attention PGMS Members – It’s time to start thinking about the 2019 PGMS Awards and here is a new opportunity to recognize your industry colleagues! This year PGMS will be accepting nominations from our membership for our 2019 PGMS Awards.  Nominations are no longer being accepted.
Special Award of Distinguished Service – The PGMS Special Award […]

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PGMS is Accepting 2019 Green Star Award Submissions

The Professional Grounds Management Society is excited to announce that we are now accepting submittals for our 2019 Green Star Awards. The annual awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence.
This program will salute the grounds superintendent responsible for maintaining a well-manicured landscape year round. Grand, Honor and Merit Awards […]

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2019 PGMS Scholarship Award Winners

Caitlin Carlson, a Landscape Horticulture major at Kansas State University received $3,000. Her career goal is to become an Account Manager for a landscape maintenance company.
 
 
Justin Wigdahl of Iowa State University received $3,000. Majoring in Horticulture with a focus on Landscape Design, Installation, and Management his goal is to become a landscape designer.
 
 
Sylvan Prichett, a […]

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PGMS North Carolina Branch Outreach Project

PGMS NORTH CAROLINA BRANCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTREACH PROJECT

For the sixth year in a row the PGMS North Carolina Branch is hosting an outreach project at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, a landmark in Winston-Salem, N.C. that has fallen into disrepair. PGMS is taking a systematic approach to brush removal and prevention to bring the cemetery back to […]

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PGMS Announces Michael Gaudin CGM #179

PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Gaudin: I became a Certified Grounds Manager to further my knowledge in my profession, as well as in current techniques and equipment. Also, PGMS gives you the ability and tools to set up a network of peers for insight, advice, exchange of ideas and help who are in […]

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