The National Turfgrass Federation, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit, was formed in 2007 to coordinate and support turfgrass research within the federal government. Initially, one of the activities of the Federation was the National Turfgrass Research Initiative (NTRI). Recently, a key activity is to encourage, develop and support the Grass Roots Initiative.
At its last meeting, the Board of Directors approved the following:
Mission Statement: Promote the need for turfgrass research and its associated value to society
Strategy to accomplish its mission:
Cooperate and partner with the appropriate divisions of federal, state and local governments to promote the turfgrass industry and its interests and to engage appropriate divisions of federal, state and local governments in (1) meaningful dialog regarding the goals and needs of the turfgrass industry, (2) legislative and regulatory initiatives that benefit the turfgrass industry, and (3) the importance of funding for and implementation of the National Turfgrass Research Initiative.