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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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2019 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

January 8, 2019 – February 28, 2019
Invite fellow grounds professionals to join PGMS.
Share with them how your PGMS membership has benefited you.
The more members you recruit, the more rewards you can earn!
Why?
They will benefit from the professional development, educational, and certification opportunities that membership provides.
You will benefit from an even larger PGMS network of like-minded peers.
You get a reward […]

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PGMS Announces Milton Buchler III CGM #177

PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Buchler: Receiving the CGM helps me stay current in the industry, while demonstrating the retention of knowledge to my peers. Being the Grounds Manager for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, we want to ensure that our landscapes are improving the environment, not harming it and felt CGM was the […]

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PGMS Announces Vincent Jagodzinski CGM #176

PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Jagodzinski: I am a firm believer in continuing education and certifications for myself as well as my teams. The CGM is the epitome of professionalism in the green industry. To continue to strive for excellence and knowledge, makes our campus better and hopefully encourages my team to strive […]

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