Registraton Opens For NTA Conference

Registration is now open, with an enticing early bird special, for the 2018 annual conference of the Northwest Turfgrass Association at Walla Walla, Oct. 28-30.

The early bird special rate is a great opportunity for turfgrass managers, regardless of the size of their operating budget, to be able to attend the conference to learn from some great speakers and network with other turfgrass professionals.

The early bird rate is $495 for the three-day conference and is available just to those who sign up for double occupancy. You must register by Aug. 31. If you need a roommate, let us know and we can help with those arrangements.

Click here for the registration form and more information on the conference.

Dr. Elizabeth Guertal from Auburn University is one of the great educators who will share their insights with our group. Also on the docket will be presentations about the extraordinary revamping of Rolling Hills Country Club in Los Angeles with superintendent Bob Vaughey and Nick Schaan from the David McLay Kidd Design firm.

The conference opens Sunday, Oct. 28, with golf at Wine Valley Golf Club and then a wine dinner that night at the nearby Three Rivers Winery. On Monday, Walla Walla Country Club will be the site for the morning education sessions as well as golf in the afternoon and dinner in the evening. The Marcus Whitman Hotel will provide the overnight accommodations and will be the site for the Tuesday morning educational session.

The regular double occupancy rate after Aug. 31 will be $550 and the single occupancy rate will be $675. Both those rates are considerably less than recent NTA conferences.

More information on registration and the conference in general is available by contacting Paul Ramsdell, the executive director of the NTA, at or 253-219-8360.