Thirteen facilities earn Environmental Facility Certification from STMA

March 16, 2017By

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) rolled out its Environmental Facility Certification Program in June 2016. Since that time 13 facilities have achieved the designation and eight more are up for consideration. The program involves a written assessment “self-test” that a sports turf manager fills out electronically and submits to STMA. As with its Certified Sports Field Managers’ program (CSFM),... read more

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STMA presents Founders Awards

February 15, 2017By

STMA’s top honors, the 2016 Founders Awards, were presented at the STMA Annual Awards Banquet Jan. 27 in Orlando, Fla. These awards are given in a ‘surprise’ presentation to those who exemplify the leadership traits of each founder. The four founders are Dick Ericson, George Toma, Dr. William H. Daniel (deceased) and Harry C. Gill (deceased). Tom Nielson, Louisville Bats... read more

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STMA 2017 breaks record

February 12, 2017By

STMA recently hosted its 28th annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. with more than 175 exhibitors and a record 1,300 attendees from 18 countries. The four-day event was highlighted by the “Seminar on Wheels Tours” at various professional, collegiate and youth sports complexes in the Orlando region. In addition, attendees took part in more than 60 educational sessions, visited... read more

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STMA names 2017 Board of Directors

January 27, 2017By

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) announced its 2017 Board of Directors, including Tim VanLoo, Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and Manager of Athletics Turf/Grounds for Iowa State University, as its newly elected President. Other STMA officers elected to the Board include: President-Elect – Sarah Martin, CSFM, City of Phoenix (Phoenix, Ariz.) Immediate Past President – Jeff Salmond, CSFM, Director of... read more

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Taking a pulse on the 2017 STMA Conference

January 27, 2017By

2017 marks the 28th time the Sports Turf Managers Association’s (STMA) members have come together for its national conference. Over the five days attendees have taken advantage of scheduled networking, learning, golfing, bowling, walking, running and also some time away from the convention center. Chase Martin, head groundskeeper with the San Jose Mets, was not able to make it down to San... read more