This is a reminder that the University of Wisconsin - Madison Turfgrass Program will begin offering 1 and 2-year Turfgrass Management programs in the Fall of 2021. The 1- and 2-year certificates will be run through UW-Madison's Farm and Industry Short Course and offer a hands-on, in-person degree led by UW-Madison turfgrass professors Doug Soldat and Paul Koch. This program will benefit all those interested in a career in turfgrass management but may be particularly attractive for non-traditional students or those students already employed in the turfgrass industry but looking for career advancement.
Significant financial aid will be available for students enrolled in the program, including completely FREE tuition for those Wisconsin residents whose annual household income is less than $60,000 through the FISC Tuition Promise. More information on financial aid and the FISC Tuition Promise can be found at the FISC website (https://fisc.cals.wisc.edu/financial-support/).
We ask that you distribute this notification among your staff and print and post the attached flier in the breakroom. Even though classes don't start until fall, there are some important deadlines coming up this summer to be aware of:
- Last date to enroll for fall semester: September 15th, 2021
- Last date to secure financial aid: July 29th, 2021
- First day of class for the fall semester: November 1st, 2021
- Last day of class for the spring semester: March 11th, 2022
Much more information on the new 1 and 2-year programs, including costs and the class schedule, can be found at the UW Turf Program's website (https://turf.wisc.edu/academics/). To enroll in the program for Fall 2021, please visit the Farm and Industry Short Course enrollment site (https://fisc.cals.wisc.edu/apply-now/).
Doug and Paul will be hosting a Zoom discussion with interested students and employers of interested students to briefly introduce the program and answer any questions. The session will be held at noon central time on June 7th. Click on this link to register: https://forms.gle/U4aqmyeTGspFWKPd6