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SCOTT AKEY
260-409-2196
sakey@rainbrid.com

ANDY GANGL
651-356-5689
agangl@rainbird.com


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www.mpstma.org                           MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION                     NOVEMBER 2018
 

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MPSTMA FALL WORKSHOP SET FOR WED., NOV. 14
AT THE CITY OF EAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER

Focusing on: Tree Planting & Pruning and Aerification & Topdressing

Registration is now open for the MPSTMA Fall Workshop at the City of Eagan Community Center set for Wed., Nov. 14. MPSTMA Fall Workshop Chairs Ben Boeding, CSFM, Minnesota Sodding Company, and Paul Miskimen, City of Burnsville, have put together a program of interest to Parks and Sports Turf managers with quality speakers. The City of Eagan Community Center is located at 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN  55121.

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, a Iowa State University professor of Turfgrass Management also will be speaking at the Fall Workshop on Aerification and Topdressing.

Chad Giblin, Research Fellow, UFore Nursery & Lab, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, will give a morning talk on tree planting and pruning recommendations for the first 15 years.

Roger Weinbrenner,
CSFM, University of St. Thomas, will give a talk focusing on the maintenance of synthetic turf.


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 - Success Stories Start at Planting: Pruning Trees for the First 15 Years
                 by Chad Giblin,
Research Fellow, UFore Nursery & Lab Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota

9:30 am - Vendor Introductions and Vendor / Network Time
10:30 am - Room 1 - Part II: Aerification & Topdressing by Nick Christians
                 Room 2 - Synthetic Turf Maintenance by Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, University of St. Thomas
11:30 - Lunch
1:00 pm - Keynote Speaker: Sam Richter
2:15 pm - Wrap up, then Network Time at a Local Establishment                 

 To register on-line, go to: www.mpstma.org/fallwork.htm

Fall Workshop Gold Sponsors
Cushman Motor Co.
Hirshfield's Paint Manufacturing
MagicTurfs / Town & Country Landscaping of Rogers
Midwest Groundcover
Minnesota Sodding Company
MTI Distributing Inc.
Rainbird
Ramy Turf
Reinders Inc.
SiteOne Landscaping Supply
The Tessman Company

Fall Workshop Silver Sponsors
Eco Works Supply
Gertens Wholesale & Professional Turf
Helena Chemical
Rock Hard Landscape Supply
SAVATREE
St. Croix Recreation and Fun Playground

Fall Workshop Bronze Sponsors
DH Athletics
Frost Services
STIHL
Super Tech Products
Twin City Seed Company
MUSCO Sports Lighting

Fall Workshop Breakfast & Lunch Sponsors
Midwest Groundcover
St. Croix Recreation and Fun Pl
aygrounds

Upcoming Events
November 14
MPSTMA FALL WORKSHOP
City of Eagan Community Center

January 15-17, 2019
NORTHERN GREEN - Minneapolis Convention Center

January 17, 2019
MPSTMA ANNUAL MEETING - 10:45 am
Minneapolis Convention Center

CURRENT JOB LISTINGS       CLASSIFIED ADS


Pesticide Recertification Hosted by MTGF & MNLA
November 16, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

North Metro Event Center | 1000 Gramsie Rd. | Shoreview

This workshop meets MDA's Commercial Pesticide Applicator Requirements for Category A (Core),
E (Turf and Ornamentals), and J (Forestry, Rights-of-Way and Natural Areas).

This is the last opportunity to renew your Pesticide Applicator License in 2018! By attending the entire Pesticide Recertification Workshop and having your current applicator card scanned by the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, applicators will obtain recertification credit. There are 2 Registration Options  - choose the category needed to fulfill recertification requirements.

TWO REGISTRATION OPTIONS

1) Category A & E: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

2) Category A, E & J: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Register by November 2 to take advantage of early registration pricing!

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CSFM Exam Available at
2019 STMA Conference
January 22-25 in Phoenix

Traditionally, the CSFM (Certified Sports Field Manager) exam has been offered twice during each conference in a written format.

The Certification Committee is piloting the new CSFM-on-line version at the Conference in Phoenix, which is Jan. 22-25, 2019. Those who qualify to take the test can sign up for a spot nearly any time during the conference that fits into their schedule. The exam will be given electronically on a computer. This will allow for streamlined grading, immediate feedback and less rigidity with the testing schedule.

If this works well during the conference, it will be expanded to accommodate those who wish to take it at a location in their hometown.

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2018 MPSTMA/TURFCO
FIELD OF THE YEAR

COMPLETE AN  APPLICATION & ENTER!

More information and to apply, go to: www.mpstma.org/foy.htm


ENTRY DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 15, 2018
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Apply Now for a MPCA Grant to Buy Battery-powered Landscaping Equipment

Tired of smelling like gas after using your landscaping equipment? That smell is from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air pollutants, that come from gas-powered landscaping equipment. These emissions impact employee health and the air quality in the populated communities the equipment serves. Using electric-powered equipment has many benefits including:

No smell Safer for employee health and more pleasant to work with
Lighter -- Easy to use, haul up, and carry across distances and multiple locations
Powerful -- Equal performance to gas in most applications
Saves money -- No more buying gas. Save lost productivity from less maintenance and time spent in the shop as well down time from flooding.
Safer for employees -- Reduces respiratory health impacts, lessens hearing loss, eases cord and lifting-related injuries, and reduces cuts and burns
Battery life - Often a short charge time and battery lasts for hours

Up to $300,000 in grant funding available to switch from your old, 2-cycle gasoline to electric-powered landscaping equipment.

The maximum grant amount is $24,000. There is 50% matching funds for scrapping your equipment to be replaced, and a 70% match to keep your current equipment. Example equipment: pole saws, string or hedge trimmers, leaf and backpack blowers, mowers, and chain saws. Eligible applicants include all Minnesota-based businesses under 500 employees, governmental agencies, educational institutions, non-profits, or trade groups/associations. Special consideration given for targeted applicants in environmental justice and highly urbanized areas. The easy, 2-page application has a calculator to help you figure out emissions -- all you need to know is the horsepower, hours used annually, and estimated remaining life left on your gas engine. The calculator does the rest!

Apply now! Deadline: December 5, 2018.

Projects of all sizes encouraged to apply! Find grant materials on the MPCA grants to improve air webpage. For general questions, contact kari.cantarero@state.mn.us or 651-757-2875. Over $15,000 has already been awarded to organizations switching to battery-powered landscaping equipment. These purchases reduced VOCs by 11.3 tons, NOx by .04 tons, and PM by .33 tons per year. The estimated 20,000,000 small engines sold each year in the U.S. are the largest single contributor to non-road emissions. The average gasoline push mower creates 14.76 pounds of air pollution an hour the same amount of pollution as driving your car for 200 miles. Landscaping equipment emissions are not regulated and a large contributor to bad air quality, which is why the MPCA is relying on voluntary efforts to reduce these emissions in populated areas.

Note: "The City of St. Louis Park was awarded this grant this past Spring and purchased 21,000.00 dollars of electric Stihl power tools." - Rick Beane

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JANUARY 15, 16 & 17, 2019
Minneapolis Convention Center

MORE INFORMATION


 

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SCOTT AKEY
260-409-2196
sakey@rainbrid.com

ANDY GANGL
651-356-5689
agangl@rainbird.com


www.rainbird.com


 

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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.