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BEST (Buckeyes for Environmentally Sustainable Turfgrass Management) is the region’s premier turfgrass management training and certificate program, designed to streamline your onboarding or continued learning process.

Learn anywhere, any time.

Developed by industry experts and backed by The Ohio State University, the online course equips your business with the tools and information to be sustainable — meeting the growing demands of the consumer market.


Participants will receive a start-to-finish course on turfgrass management, complete with 9 modules and quizzes to test retention and knowledge following each section.

Module Topics Include:

  1. Turfgrass Varieties
  2. Turfgrass Establishment
  3. Mowing
  4. Irrigation
  5. Fertilization
  6. Weed Management
  7. Turfgrass Diseases
  8. Turfgrass Insects
  9. Chemical Application & Safety

The BEST online course is ideal for...
individuals and businesses in the turfgrass industry, including lawn care and landscape professionals, athletic turf management specialists, golf course techs and more.


BEST is a tool developed to simplify your employee onboarding or training process while also helping your company implement sustainable turfgrass management practices. 

The Program Allows You to:

      • Streamline your onboarding or continued learning process with all-in-one turfgrass management training for employees
      • Access the latest information on key topics, including turfgrass varieties, turfgrass establishment, mowing, irrigation, fertilization, weed management, turfgrass diseases, turfgrass insects, chemical application and safety and more
      • Stay up-to-date on industry trends with an ever-evolving course curriculum, developed by industry experts and backed by The Ohio State University
      • Access training materials anytime, anywhere with web-based course
      • Market your company as BEST Approved to potential customers, showcasing a commitment to sustainability

I'm ready, sign me up!

Did you know...

More and more consumers are choosing to do business with companies that commit to sustainable practices, and the trend isn’t slowing down.
The good news? Companies that meet those demands are being rewarded. In many cases, consumers will opt to pay more for products or services, knowing they are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

of US consumers expect companies to act on social and environmental issues

of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact


of Millennials and 45% of
Gen Xers consider the environmental impact of products when making purchasing decisions

of the general population is more likely to try a product or service from a company that is mindful of its impact on the environment and society

Have questions before you enroll? Let's chat.

We're happy to answer any questions you might have and share more details about how the BEST program can positively impact your organization.

EMAIL: info@ohioturfgrass.org
CALL: 614.285.4683

Email Us:

305 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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