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           MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION                  MARCH 2016

Spring Workshop Set March 9 at University of Northwestern

The MPSTMA Spring Workshop is set for Wed., March 9 at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. Make time to enjoy a day of education, networking and lunch. University of St. Thomas Head Football Coach Glenn Caruso will be the keynote speaker. More than 170 people have pre-registered with 20 sponsors.

Main topics:
1) Xtra Grass
2) GPS Technology for Athletic Fields
3) Managing 'The Field' within the Field
4) Ice Rink Maintenance Roundtable
5) Where is Your Nutrient Endzone?

 There is still time to register!
Walk-ups are welcome, too.


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Ice Maintenance Roundtable At Spring Workshop March 9

The City of Wayzata takes pride in preparing a great sheet of ice at Klapprich Field on as many days as possible during the winter. A roundtable discussion will take place at the MPSTMA Spring Workshop at the University of Northwestern on Wed., March 9. Members will discuss maintenance practices on ice surfaces.
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UPCOMING MPSTMA CALENDAR

March 9 
Spring Workshop, University of Northwestern
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June 7
Network Picnic at Town & Country Fence
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June 29
Tour-on-Wheels to Tomah, WI
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July 15-16
Chapter Clash in Minnesota
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August 11
MTGF / UM Field Day at TROE Center
and UFORE Nursery in St. Paul
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Note: September/October will feature the Fall Workshop and Community Service Project.

Community Service Project

MPSTMA members annually renovate a sports field. If you'd like to gain experience building a mound, batter's box and see all the aspects of producing a great playing field, you should join the CSP team!   More Information

MPSTMA TOUR-ON-WHEELS

On June 29, the MPSTMA Tour-on-Wheels bus
will travel to The Toro Company's Tomah Manufacturing Plant, Tomah, Wisconsin. Toro manufactures high-quality commercial products for golf courses, sports fields and grounds, and other landscapes. The day will begin in St. Paul at 8 a.m. and travel to Milwaukee just off I-90/94.


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MPSTMA Now Using PayPal
Beginning in March, the MPSTMA is now able to accept credit cards securely on-line through the PayPal service. If you do not have a PayPal account, you still are able to use the credit card service as a 'GUEST.'

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Chapter Clash Set For July 15-16
in Golden Valley and St. Paul
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MPSTMA members annually play Iowa sports turf managers in golf, softball and bocce ball. Each year, the Chapter Clash alternates who plays host for the event. In 2016, the Clash will be in Minnesota. Golf will be played in Golden Valley. To participate, contact the MPSTMA office.

Friday, July 15
1:00 PM - Golf at Brookview in Golden Valley
5:30 PM - Dinner and Bocce Ball at Brookview

Saturday, July 16
10:00 AM - Softball at University of St. Thomas
11:30 AM - Lunch at University of St. Thomas

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2016 Midland Hills Pruning Workshop Set for March 11

This MTGF-sponsored workshop is designed for professionals with little or no pruning experience to those with advanced pruning skills. Pruning shears and hand saws will be supplied for use during the workshop if necessary. More Information


MPSTMA COMMITTEES

Do you want to get more involved with the events of the MPSTMA? Maybe it is time you thought about joining a Committee. Committee members are welcome to attend Board Meetings and have a say with the direction of the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association. More Information

MPSTMA FEATURE ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
TAKE BACK YOUR BALL FIELDS

By JOE CHURCHILL
Reinders, Inc.

(Editor's Note: This article was reprinted with permission. Joe Churchill
is a MPSTMA Commercial Member representing Reinders, Inc.)

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MTGF / UM Field Day Set August 11
at TROE Center and UFORE Nursery


 
 

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PATRICK SCHOEN
TRI-STATE BOBCAT, INC.
Office: 952-834-0894      Cell: 612-356-8890
patricks@tristatebobcat.com
 

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