"While industry and technology have provided jobs and goods to make life easier, the effect on the environment has been substantial. We can help restore this precious earth with something as simple as turfgrass – the earth’s living skin."

- Doug Fender, TPI Executive Director 1983 – 2004


In 1955, The Lawn Institute was created as a not-for-profit corporation to assist and encourage through research and education the improvement of lawns and sports turf. Since then, the Institute has been one of the most respected authorities in the world among turf professionals and scientists for monitoring, reporting, and interpreting the latest advances in turfgrass research, landscape horticulture, and agronomic science. The Lawn Institute conducts its own research program which funds some of the world's highest regarded turf scientist to fill gaps in our knowledge.

One Time Donation Monthly Donation Forever Green

The Lawn Institute would like to thank the following Turfgrass Producers International members for their generous contribution and support of turfgrass research and education. Please see the chart below for information on our donor programs.

Forever Green
  • Hank & Mary Kerfoot (Modern Turf)

2020 Gold Benefactor

  • Action Sod & Landscape Gardens - Barbara Lopez
  • Central Turf Farms, Inc. - Keith Wittig
  • Hol-Mac / Donkey - Lon Kraft
  • Locus Agricultural Solutions - Paul Zoerner
  • Magnum - Steven Dover
  • Sales Midwest - Tim Wollesen

2020 Green Partner

  • A-G Sod Farms, Inc. - John Addink
  • Buena Vista Turf Farm - Mike Selman
  • Keeven Brothers - Tom, Eddie & Jim Keeven
  • Modern Turf - Hank Kerfoot
  • Sod Solutions - Tobey Wagner
  • TAMANET USA - Angel Lopez
  • Thomas Turfgrass - Emory Thomas

2020 500 Club Members

  • Bentley Turf Farms - Dennis Brigham
  • Bethel Farms - Will Nugent
  • Cameron Financial - Darryl Yochem
  • Columbia River Seed - Paul Hedgpeth
  • Coosa Valley Turf Farms - Thomas Wolf
  • DeBuck's Sod Farm,Inc. - Diane Mischel
  • Delta Bluegrass Co - Ed Zuckerman
  • FireFly Automatix, Inc. - Dave Collier
  • First Products  - Carey Parrish
  • Harmony Outdoor Brands - Mike Pope
  • Jonathan Green & Sons, Inc. - Barry Green
  • Laurel Brook Turf, Inc. - Mike Cotoia
  • NG Turf - Aaron McWhorter
  • Oakwood Sod Farm, Inc. - Gary Wilber
  • Oregon Turf & Tree Farms - Tom DeArmond
  • R.B. Farms LLC - Robbie Brady
  • RTF Turf Producers Association - Jenny Carritt
  • Somerset Seed & Sod, Inc.  - Andy Hutchison
  • Sporting Valley Turf Farms - Matt Wimer
  • Trimax Mowing Systems - Ray LeProu
  • Tri-Turf Sod Farms, Inc. - Jason Pooler
  • Turf Merchants, Inc (TMI) - Nancy Aerni
  • Turf Mountain Sod, Inc. - Linda Bradley
  • Valley Irrigation - Jill Zwiener
  • Virginia Beef Corp. - William Brockett
  • West Coast Turf - John Foster
  • Woerner Farms - Graham Simmons


 Donor Programs


This information provided by The Lawn Institute – www.TheLawnInstitute.org

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