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TROY VONHOLDT
REDEXIM TURF PRODUCTS
6337 TROY LANE N, MAPLE GROVE, MN  55311
www.redeximturfproducts.com
                    BUSINESS: 636-825-8300                CELL: 612-562-7372                   troy@redeximturfproducts.com
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           MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION                  APRIL 2016


MPSTMA TOUR-ON-WHEELS
SET FOR JUNE 29 TO TORO'S
WISCONSIN PLANT IN TOMAH


On June 29, the MPSTMA Tour-on-Wheels bus
will travel to The Toro Company's Tomah Manufacturing Plant, Tomah, Wisconsin. Toro manufactures 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.  More Information
Chapter Clash Versus Iowa
Set July 15-16 in Minnesota


MPSTMA members annually play Iowa turf managers in golf, softball and bocce ball. Each year, the Chapter Clash host alternates between Minnesota and Iowa. In 2016, the Clash will take place in Minnesota.  To participate, contact the MPSTMA office or go to www.mpstma.org.

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UPCOMING MPSTMA CALENDAR

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 in Minnesota. 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

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


 
 

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March Pruning Workshop at Midland Hills Was Educational

This MTGF-sponsored workshop at Midland Hills in March was designed for professionals with little or no pruning experience to those with advanced skills.     More Information

Spring Workshop Draws
Nice Crowd for March 9 Event


The MPSTMA Spring Workshop had 188 pre-registrants and 21 sponsors. Most registered made it to the March 9 workshop at the University of Northwestern. Interesting topics, such as: Xtra Grass; GPS Technology for Athletic Fields, Managing 'The Field' within the Field, and roundtables featuring Ice Rink Maintenance and turf. University of St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso keynoted the event to a big crowd to wrap up the day.

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Ice Maintenance Roundtable  Drew Big Interest at Workshop

Members brought presentations and discussed various ice surface maintenance practices from many cities in Minnesota. The presentations are available at www.mpstma.org.
More roundtables are planned for the future as members' interest of what their peers are doing is evident. If you have a topic you feel should be discussed amongst members, please forward your thoughts to the MPSTMA office or a Board Member.    

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MPSTMA / TURFCO
2015 Field of the Year


Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, University of St. Thomas, won the 2015 MPSTMA / Turfco Field of the Year award. Greg Brodd, right, presented a plaque on behalf of Turfco Manufacturing at the MPSTMA Spring Workshop in March.

MPSTMA FEATURE ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
USING DESIGN TO REDUCE CRIME

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) can reduce crime in your parks and facilities.
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By MICHAEL CAVANNINO, CPRP
Assistant Terminal Agency Coordinator and Communications Training Officer
Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department

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MPSTMA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
JAY STADLER

Grounds Department Manager
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
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TROY VONHOLDT
REDEXIM TURF PRODUCTS
6337 TROY LANE N, MAPLE GROVE, MN  55311
BUSINESS: 636-825-8300 
CELL: 612-562-7372   

troy@redeximturfproducts.com
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