Are designed for a company who has one employee as a member in the FTGA.
Group Membership Plans
This is designed for organizations that want corporate as well as individual recognition.
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Active Membership: shall include all persons whose residence or place of employment is in the State of Florida and who are actively engaged in or hae supervision over turf development or maintenance, or who are engaged in an endeavor directly related to the turf industry. Active members shall be eligible to serve on committees, hold office in the Association and vote on matters properly coming before the membership.
Affiliate Membership: shall include any person who is an employee of an Active or Associate member. They shall have the same privleges as the senior membership.
Technician Membership: is for individuals who are active as technicians in equipment, irrigation, fertilizer and pesticide applicatios, municipal, sports turf or other turfgrass-related classification of technician who want enhanced opportunities for education and technical updates. Technician Members shall be eligible to vote and to serve on committees, but may not hold office.
Academic Membership: shall include teachers, researchers and professors and cooperative extension agends with an interest in turf management, horticulture, ornamental or related agronomic fields. Academic Members shall be eligible to serve on committees and vote on matters properly coming before the membership, but may not hold office.
Retired Membership: shall include any person who has retired from Active or Associate memership status from active participation in the turgrass industry for a major part of his/her career. Retired memebers shall be eligible to vote, to serve on committees and hold office. In the event of a question regarding the retired status of the member, the decision will be made by the Executive Committee.
Student Membership: may be extended to student engaged in the study of turf development or maintenance at any accredited or recognized educational institution in Florida. Student members shall be eligible to serve on committees, but may not vote or hold office.
Honorary Membership: may be awarded upon recommendation of the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors, to those who have performed a single service in the field of turf, or have rendered a conspicuous contirbution t the advancement of the turfgrass industry in the State of Florida. Honarary Members may serve on committees, vote and hold office.
Honorary Life Membership: in the classification currenlty held, may be conferred by recommendation of the Past President’s Committee and approval by the Board of Directors, to those who have long and faithfully served as active members but, because of unique conditions or circumstances, can no longer continue as active members. Honrary Life members shall pay no dues. Any Past Predisent, who has retired, will automatically be consided an Honorary Life Member.
Technician Membership: is for individuals who are active as technicians in equipment, irrigation, fertilizer and pesticide applications, municipal, sports turf or other turfgrass-related classification of tecnician who want enhanced opportunities for education and techinical updates.
Group Membership: this classification is for those organizations or corporations that are actively engaged in or have supervision over turf industry that wish to have several employees belong to the Association. In this category, the membership belongs to the organization (and not to the individual), thereby accommodating shifts in staffing.
Membership Refund Policy
Membership cancellations will be eligible to receive a full refund if there has been duplicate payment made within the calendar year. Cancellations will be accepted via phoine, fax or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
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