MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION                     JUNE 2016


MTI DISTRIBUTING, INC.
BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA
763-592-5639

MPSTMA CONTACTS
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Shane Andrews       Bob Frank       Larry Gorman

TOUR ON WHEELS SET JUNE 28
TO TORO'S PLANT IN TOMAH


On Tuesday, June 28, the MPSTMA Tour-on-Wheels bus
will depart from the Woodbury Cabela's parking lot with a destination of The Toro Company's manufacturing plant in Tomah, WI.


 To Register or More Information

STILL ROOM ON THE BUS!
MAKE PLANS FOR THE TOUR


Registration fee: $30.00

AGENDA

7:30 a.m. - Gather for Coffee & Donuts
8:15 a.m. - Load Bus for Tomah
11:00 a.m. - Arrive in Tomah – Overview
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
NOON - Tour Toro’s Manufacturing Plant
2:00 p.m. - Load Bus for Woodbury
5:00 p.m. - Optional Network Gathering

Co-Sponsored by The Toro Company,
MTI Distributing, Inc. and Reinders, Inc.

TOUR ON WHEELS - REGISTRATION FORM

Questions, call MPSTMA at 952-473-3722

 To register online > www.mpstma.org

MPSTMA CALENDAR

TODAY - JUNE 7
Open House at Town & Country Fence
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June 28
Tour-on-Wheels, Toro Manufacturing Plant
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July 7
Plant Health Care Workshop,
UM St. Paul Campus
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July 15-16
MPSTMA / IOWA Chapter Clash
St. Paul, MN
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August 11
MTGF / UM Field Day at TROE Center
and UFORE Nursery in St. Paul
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Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Jan. 10, 11 and 12, 2017

CLICK HERE> Schedule at a Glance

Download the Northern Green App

More information available at: info@northerngreen.org

651-633-4987

www.northerngreen.org

MTGF/UM FIELD DAY SET
AUG. 11 AT TROE CENTER
AND UFORE NURSERY

The Turf & Grounds Field Day is back on the St. Paul campus this year as the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation once again partners with the University of Minnesota to produce this event popular event at TROE Center and UFore Nursery. Make plans to join us on Thurs., Aug. 11, 2016 for outdoor education presented by University of Minnesota faculty and staff working in turfgrass science and horticulture. The Field Day will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with presentation topics ranging from turfgrass species for natural areas to disease management in turf and trees.
Vendor display opportunities are available contact the MTGF office at 952-473-3722. Registration forms will be available soon.
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PLANT HEALTH CARE WORKSHOP
SET JULY 7 AT UM ST. PAUL CAMPUS


Make plans to attend a Plant Health Care Workshop focusing on tree and shrub health care. The workshop will take place at the UM St. Paul campus’ Plant Growth Facilities on July 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Both tree and shrub health will be the focus.

Registration fee is $145.

The Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course (STSC) and Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF) are partnering to help produce with this workshop. The workshop will have light refreshments in the morning and and a box lunch from Nelson’s in the early afternoon.


To register or more information, go to www.mtgf.org.

ANNUAL GOLF, SOFTBALL & BOCCE BALL MATCHES
MPSTMA/IOWA Chapter Clash
Set July 15-16 in St. Paul

Join these three MPSTMA golfers: Mike McDonald CSFM,
Joe Churchill and Jon Almquist and BEAT IOWA.

On Friday, July 15, golf will be played at the Les Bolstad University of Minnesota Golf Course in Falcon Heights near TROE Center. Bocce Ball and a barbecue will take place at TROE on Friday night. A softball game between MPSTMA and Iowa is scheduled for the next morning (July 16) at the University of St. Thomas. ALL MPSTMA MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO PLAY golf, bocce, the barbecue and/or softball. To participate: Contact Committee Chairs Mike McDonald, CSFM, Paul Griffin or the MPSTMA office at 952-473-3722.     More Information

Community Service Project

Would you like to participate in the process?
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!  

Do you have a field that needs renovating?
Go to www.mpstma.org/csp.htm to fill out an application. Deadline for applications is July 1, 2016.

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FIELD OF THE YEAR
DO YOU HAVE A FIELD THAT'S
LOOKING REAL NICE THIS YEAR?

THEN, TAKE PHOTOS, COMPLETE
AN APPLICATION AND ENTER!


Apps at: www.mpstma.org/foy.htm




APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCT. 15, 2016

MPSTMA FEATURE ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
Minneapolis Has Best Park System
In the USA – St. Paul is No. 2

By MELISSA TURTINEN
Bring Me The News

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MPSTMA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
BEN BOEDING

Park Maintenance Supervisor,
Certified Sports Field Manager
City of Eagan

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MTI DISTRIBUTING, INC.
BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA
763-592-5639

MPSTMA CONTACTS
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Shane Andrews       Bob Frank       Larry Gorman

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P. O. BOX 617, WAYZATA, MN 55391
952-473-3722
 

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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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