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MPSTMA FALL WORKSHOP SET NOVEMBER 14
AT CITY OF EAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER


Registration is now open for the MPSTMA Fall Workshop at the City of Eagan Community Center set for Wed., Nov. 14. MPSTMA Fall Workshop Chair Ben Boeding, CSFM, Minnesota Sodding Company, has put together a program of interest to Parks and Sports Turf managers.

Keynote Speaker Sam Richter, (pictured at left) a nationally-recognized speaker who is considered as a modern day Dale Carnegie and one of the world's foremost Sales Intelligence and Social Selling experts. Richter, also a Hall of Fame Speaker and best-selling author will take something you already know, that Knowledge Is Power, and turns it into reality. It's the "HOW you do it" - using the Web resources you use every day but in ways you never thought possible combined with the secrets of the 'hidden web' - that will truly amaze you (and probably scare you). Reviews of Sam can be found at: www.samrichter.com/reviews


Nick Christians, an Iowa State University professor of Turfgrass Management also will be speaking at the Fall Workshop. A complete Agenda will be forwarded soon.




2018 MPSTMA Fall Workshop Agenda

6:00 - 7:00 am - Vendor Setup
7:00 - 8:00 am - Registration & Network / Vendor Time
8:10 am - Introductions & Announcements in Room #1 & Room #2
   Room 1 -
Part I: Aerification & Topdressing by Nick Christians, Iowa State Professor of Turfgrass Management
   Room 2 -
Synthetic Turf Maintenance by Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, University of St. Thomas
9:30 am - Vendor Introductions and Vendor / Network Time
10:30 am - Room 1 - Part II: Aerification & Topdressing by Nick Christians
                Room 2 - (To be determined)
11:30 - Lunch
1:00 pm -
Keynote Speaker: Sam Richter
2:15 pm - Wrap up, then Network Time at a Local Establishment

Printable Form: 2018 FALL WORKSHOP - REGISTRATION FORM


ON-LINE REGISTRATION

Names

Facility / Institution

Contact Email

MPSTMA Member

MASMS Member

1st Registration @ $40

Additional registrations @ $30 each

Total Registration Dollars

Check for will be mailed to the MPSTMA office. Mail to: MPSTMA, P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391

Paying on-line at www.mpstma.org/paypal.htm





 

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MPSTMA Fall Workshop at Woodbury's Bielenberg Sports Center Drew 188
A program focusing on safety, a later event date and a well-known sportscaster boosted attendee numbers

On a crisp, blue sky Minnesota day, 188 people gathered on Nov. 16 for the MPSTMA Fall Workshop which was held at Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury.

MPSTMA Commercial Vendors outdoor equipment displays greeted attendees as they arrived at the sports center. Inside, attendees enjoyed the coffee and donuts provided by St. Croix Recreation and MTI Distributing which created a festive atmosphere amongst the vendor displays.

The education portion of the workshop began at 8 a.m. with Fred Rozumalski, Barr Engineering, talked about Climate Change and Plant Selection. At the same time, in another area, Paula Hildman gave a presentation on Soccer Field Safety and Field Dimensions.

At 9 a.m. Cerfified Sports Field Managers Mike McDonald, TCF Bank Stadium, and Roger Weinbrenner, University of St. Thomas gave insight on how TCF Bank Stadium was converted from a college field to a professional field for Minnesota Vikings games - sometimes on back-to-back days.

On another track at 9 a.m. Bob Clarin offered a presentation on Playground Safety and inspections and offered insight on playground equipment that may become obsolete due to safety concerns i.e. ladders.

After the morning education, members gathered for more Vendor time. Then, Woodbury host Paul Griffin, gave a history of how a farm back in 1991, and millions of dollars later, became a multi-sport super complex today named Bielenberg Sports Center.

At 11 a.m. Fall Workshop Committee Chair Ben Boeding, CSFM, introduced Keynote Speaker Joe Schmit, KSTP. Schmit gave a well-received, inspirational talk called Silent Impact which was about various people who have been and still are influential to others, just by their everyday actions.

After Schmit's keynote, Midwest Groundcover and Reinders sponsored a great, hot lunch catered by Tunnucci's.

To finish out the day, the City of Burnsville, City of St. Louis Park and the City of Eagan representatives provided presentations on mowing and the mowing equipment used in each city.

Presentations from the event:
SAFETY FIRST - PLAYGROUND MAINTENANCE, Bob Clarin

LANDSCAPE AND PLANTING DESIGN FOR OUR CHANGING CLIMATE - Fred Rozulmalski


SPECIES VULERABILITY LIST - Fred Rozumalski

CITY OF BURNSVILLE, MN

CITY OF EAGAN, MN

CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK, MN























 



MISSION STATEMENT


The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry.
The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied
knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction,
maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.


Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-3722