The Atlantic Turfgrass Research Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the turfgrass industry in Atlantic Canada.
16 June 1992: Registration of Atlantic Turfgrass Research Foundation incorporation.
22 July 1992: Became a tax-exempt status as a registered charity. Objects of the corporation are to receive all manners of charitable gifts and donations and to apply the same for charitable purchases as follows:
(i) conducting research into the growth of turfgrass and trees and the study of horticulture in all it’s aspects;
(ii) donating funds to other charitable organizations within the limits proscribed by law, for the purpose of providing for the study of and/or research into growth of turfgrass, trees and the study of horticulture in all it’s aspects; and
(iii) granting bursaries to individuals who are engaged in the study of horticulture in all aspects.
The Atlantic Turfgrass Research Foundation Inc. (ATRF Inc.) is supported by members of the Atlantic Golf Superintendents Association Inc. These members have formed a board of directors and developed a partnership with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College to further develop turfgrass research in Atlantic Canada. In 1994, with the construction of an USGA spec. research green at the NSAC campus, the Atlantic Turfgrass Research Center began.
In 1996, it was determined that fund raising was necessary to continue the growth of research. The ATRF Inc. did not have the right under it’s charter to sell services for revenues. Therefore the A.T.R.F. Membership Services Inc. became the fund raising organization of the ATRF Inc.
ATRF BOARDS OF DIRECTORS 2015
Chair – Kevin Wentzell
Vice Chair – Caralyn Cullen
Past Chair – Scott Larsen
Treasurer – Sue Crawford
Secretary – Mark Perry
NB Director – Pascal Richard
NS Director – Callum Haughn
PEI Director – Paul MacCormack
NFLD Director – Marc Altese
Industry Rep – Scott Shanks
Members at Large: