"for a greener Tennessee"


57th Annual Conference & Tradeshow

January 9 - 11, 2023
Embassy Suites
Murfreesboro, TN

Early Bird Registration Discount Ends on December 1st. You are encouraged to register early!

    • Online Registration
    • Conference Schedule
    • Hotel Information
    • Exhibit/Tradeshow Information
    • Sponsorship Information
    • TTA Top Golf Championship
    • Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon

    Monday, January 9, 2023




    8:00 – 8:10 AM

    Welcome & Opening Remarks – The Mission of TTA

    Chris Sykes, TTA President

    Training for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Pesticide Certification Exam


    Learn all you need for the Category 3 and Category 7 Exams required to be a certified application in TN


    Dr. Darrell Hensley

    University of Tennessee

    8:10 – 10:00 AM

    Keynote Speaker


    The Vital Nature of Vision…Always Commit to Better Days Ahead

    Danny Bader


    10:00 – 10:10 AM


    10:10 AM – 12:00 PM

    Do You Have A People Plan?

    John and Jodie Cunningham


    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    TTA Awards Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting




    1:45 – 5:00 PM

    Supply Chain Roundtable


    Austin Lanzerone, Barenburg – Bob McLean as contact


    Dr. Jeff Marvin, PBI Gordon


    Jonathan Huff, Nouryon


    Jim Moon, Harrell’s


    Boyd Montgomery – Jeff Wyatt as contact



    Take the Exam to Become a Certified Applications in TN


    Dr. Darrell Hensley

    University of TN


    Tuesday, January 10, 2023


    Turfgrass Deep Dives

    7:00 – 7:30 AM

    Prayer and Fellowship
    Scott Lehman, In His Grip Golf Ministries


    8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

    2022 Rounds for Research Update
    Paul Carter, CGCS, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay


    8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

    Shade Management for Sports Fields, Golf Courses, & Lawns


    Drs. John Sorochan and John Stier, Univ. of Tennessee

    10:15 AM – 10:30 AM


    10:30 – 12:30 PM

    What’s New in Pest Management?


    Drs. Jim Brosnan and Brandon Horvath, Univ. of Tennessee


    12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Lunch and Fun on the Trade Show Floor

    6:00 – 9:00 PM


    Top Golf Event


    Transportation Provided



    Wednesday, January 11, 2023


    Golf Turf

    Sod & Sports Turf

    Hands-On Workshop

    Hands-On Irrigation Workshop

    8:00 – 10:30 AM



    (GC of TN & Honors Course Projects)


    Gil Hanse


    Will Misenheimer

    Clayton Peele

    Lucas Sykes










    Sand Selection for Sports Turf



    Adam Thoms, PhD
    Iowa State University






    Equipment Managers Workshop


    If the turf is the canvas, the mower is the paintbrush. Learn how to properly configure mowers to optimize turfgrass quality and reduce pest invasion




    Irrigation Technology Workshop





    Adam Porteneir, Nashville SC


    Eric Holland, Precision Turf


    10:30 – 10:45 AM


    10:45 – 11:45

    The Road to Winged Foot


    Steve Rabideau
    Winged Foot

    Branding Your Facility

    Jeff Mondor


    11:45 – 12:00 PM

    TGCSA Update (15 min)

    TVSFMA update
    (15 min)

    12:00 PM




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