Our purpose is to ensure turfgrass advocacy

NYSTA is committed to being a voice for turfgrass professionals in both government and private affairs.

Our Vision for Turf Professionals

The New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA) delivers turfgrass management and public policy information that you will not find anywhere else. NYSTA provides quality continuing education and advocates for science-based regulatory and legislative decisions. From youth career development, to education, to business contacts NYSTA is your source!


These industry professionals donate their time and work hard to ensure our association operates smoothly. You can view our current Board leaders at the link below.

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NYSTA has a rich history that continues to be made each year through our foundation, awards, and research donations.





In 1991, the New York State Turfgrass Association formed the New York Turfgrass Foundation to ensure the future of the turfgrass industry. The goal of the fund is $1 million. So far, about $890,000 has been raised from individual members, businesses, friends and corporations.


The foundation is an invested fund whose interest income, not principle, will be available to support the needs of turfgrass research and education. Cornell University manages the funds in a diversified mutual fund intended to yield income and maintain long-term growth.






We’re always looking for nominations for the Citation of Merit and Friend of the Green Industry, two of NYSTA’s most prestigious awards given to those who have made outstanding contributions to the New York State turfgrass industry. If you know someone who embodies all of these attributes, please send us their name, company and why you think they should be honored with the Citation of Merit Award.


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PO Box 612, Latham, NY 12110  •  (518) 783-1229  •  nysta@nysta.org

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