Southwest Turfgrass Association

Annual Southwest Turfgrass Association
Recreational Landscape Conference & Expo
November 14-16, 2017
Ruidoso Convention Center
Ruidoso, NM

The annual Recreational Landscape Conference & Expo is fast approaching and our board is seeking exhibitor partners.  We are expecting a good member turnout and invite your company to participate.  This year’s conference and show will be returning to the Ruidoso Convention Center’s venue in Ruidoso, NM from November 14th-16th.  We invite your participation and support. 

If you are shipping your booth material, please send to Ruidoso Convention Center, Attn: Manny for SWTA, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, NM  88345.  Phone: 575-258-5445.Please arrange arrival for shipping no sooner than Monday, November 13th. 

We will once again kick start the conference with our annual golf tournament on Tuesday the 14th.  The trade show will begin on Wednesday morning, November 15th, with a social from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.  The show will continue on Thursday, November 16th until 1:00 pm.  Set-up of booths will be on Tuesday the 3rd after 10:00 am.

Event Registration is NOW OPEN!

Download Exhibitor Registration Form

Download the Attendee Registration Form

Tradeshow floor map

2017 Conference Program

The Southwest Turfgrass Association (SWTA) made its debut with the first annual conference and show in 1955 through the cooperative efforts of New Mexico State University and professionals in the turfgrass industry. The Southwest Turfgrass Association (SWTA) is an educational, research and management organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of turfgrasses and supporting the turfgrass industry. 

The Association’s main event is the Annual Turfgrass Conference and Show.  Comprised of professionals from the green industry and related fields, the annual conference brings our membership together with seminars and workshops, providing CEUs to those who need them and providing those involved with an invaluable opportunity to learn and share ideas. Participants can attend presentations by Extension Specialists and guest speakers. The trade show runs concurrently with the seminars allowing participants to either view products and equipment, or attend presentations.

Proceeds of the conference support undergraduate and graduate students in the landscape and turfgrass program and turfgrass research at New Mexico State University.  The SWTA believes that even in the desert southwest there is a place for the responsible use of turfgrasses and we are leading the way to show how turfgrass improves the quality of life for everyone.


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Southwest Turfgrass Conference
Golf Tournament
Tuesday, November 14th
Links at Sierra Blanca
12:00pm Shotgun Start



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