MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION                                                                        MARCH 2017

192 Register for MPSTMA Spring Workshop at U of Northwestern

The MPSTMA Spring Workshop took place on March 8
at the University of Northwestern in Roseville. A Spring Workshop had record registration at 192 including a record amount of sponsors at 24.

Speaker Coby Schmucker, DuraEdge, said: "I just wanted to thank you for including me in the Spring Workshop.  I attend several of these each year in different states and yours was very well done.  The attendance was great, ample time for attendees to talk with the Vendors, very organized and great food!  As a comparison, Michigan held theirs the same day and one of our reps in attendance said that there were all of 14 listening to the speaker.  They had asked me to speak...sure glad you asked first!

I had very meaningful conversations with some of the City Reps. It was well worth the trip for me,  but more importantly the continued education and networking opportunities that it provided for the people of the Minneapolis/St Paul region was invaluable. 
Thanks again!"



Spring Workshop Speakers, include:

- Tim Van Loo CSFM, STMA President, Iowa State
(pictured on left)
- Sam Bauer, University of Minnesota Turfgrass Extension
- Coby Schmucker, DuraEdge
- Bryan Zlimen, Zlimen & McGuiness, PLCC

Gold Sponsors: MTI Distributing Inc., Reinders Inc., The Tessman Company / Barenbrug, Minnesota Sodding Company, Shwaders Sports Turf Management, Cushman Motor Company, Midwest Groundcover, and SiteOne

Silver Sponsors: Titan Machinery, Superior Tech Products, Gertens Wholesale / Professional Turf Supply,
Hunter

Bronze Sponsors:
St. Croix Recreation Fun Playgrounds, Inc., Frost Services, DH Athletics,
Eco Works Supply, D. Ervasti Sales Co., LLC,
Twin City Seed Company, Pioneer Athletics, Fleet US
Kromer Company, Hirshfields

Lunch Sponsor: Farmers Mill & Elevator / FMX Turf

Coffee & Doughnuts Sponsor: Midwest Groundcover

More Information or to Register Online

 


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed., March 8
MPSTMA Spring Workshop:
Registration
University of Northwestern, Roseville, MN




Wed., April 25

MPSTMA Community Service Project
Paul Fortin Memorial Field, Hamel, MN
More Information


Tues., June 13

Town & Country Fence Open House

Thurs., June 15
Lawn Care Forum

 

 Spring Workshop Preliminary Agenda

7:00 - Registration and Vendor Time
8:00 - Welcome
Tracy Closson, MPSTMA President, Northfield Schools
Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, University of St. Thomas

8:10 - 9:45 - Room 1
Ins and Outs of PGR Use in Sports Turf
Managing Annual Bluegrass in Athletic Fields
Sam Bauer, U of M Turfgrass Extension

8:10 - 9:45 - Room 2
Safe & Playable Infields: It's as Easy as 1-2-3
Coby Schmucker, DuraEdge

9:45 - 10:45 - Vendor Time
10:45 - Vendor Introductions

11:00 - 11:30
Employment Law Update
Bryan Zlimen, Zlimen & McGuiness, PLCC

11:30 - Hot Lunch
12:15 - Vendor Time
12:45 - STMA Topics
Tim Van Loo, CSFM, Iowa State, STMA President
1:30 - MPSTMA Membersí Project Showcase

VOLUNTEERS, SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT NEEDED
Community Service Project
Set for Wed., April 26 in Hamel


The MPSTMA Community Service Project is an annual event performed by members of the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association. In a couple of months, MPSTMA members will gather at Paul Fortin Memorial Field in Hamel on Wed., April 26 for a hands-on renovation. This is a great way to work along side  some of the best sports turf managers in the industry. Volunteers are needed. Supplies are needed. If you can help in any way, please contact the MPSTMA office or
Mike McDonald at mcdon015@umn.edu.

 

TOWN & COUNTRY FENCE
OPEN HOUSE SET JUNE 6

MPSTMA members are invited to attend an Open House at Town & Country Fence in Brooklyn Park on June 6. This event is getting bigger each year as MPSTMA and MASMS members gather for networking and a great lunch. A variety of vendors are present with tabletop displays under a tent in Town & Country Fence's back lot. More information about this event will be forwarded. If you would like to host a "Network Picnic" contact the MPSTMA office.



LAWN CARE FORUM
SET JUNE 15, 2017
 
Featuring:  Dr. Eric Watkins, Dr. Brian Horgan,
Sam Bauer, Jonas Reyes, Jon Trappe
and Andy Hollman

MORE INFORMATION

MPSTMA ARTICLE OF THE MONTH


 

MPSTMA MEMBER
SPOTLIGHT


MATT GROSJEAN
2017 MPSTMA VICE PRESIDENT
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
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The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
is an Allied Association of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds
Foundation. All members of MPSTMA are members of MTGF. 
 

The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
is an Affiliate Chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association
of America. Individuals must pay dues to be a member of STMA.

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