Following Turf Qld’s inception in 2001, I was a director for several years, and came to know all the individuals who helped form the bond between producers, making it stronger each year. Turf Qld. Under the stewardship of Jim Vaughan has initiated many projects to help us as turf growers understand our costs of production, and look at industry benchmarks in order that we can improve individual farm efficiencies. As well, our environmental awareness has been sharpened and improvements made to benefit our operations and the community at large. Many projects have been initiated with Qld Govt. to identify where improvements can be made to save on power costs and improve irrigation water efficiencies. Thru educational conferences, workshops and farm visits the turf producing community has grown into a strong organization of individuals who share values and a great camaraderie.