MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION MARCH 2018
Workshop Attracts 200 Registrants
To the University of Northwestern in St. Paul
The MPSTMA Spring Workshop took place on Thursday, March 8 at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. 22 vendors sponsored the event and set up tabletop displays indoors and offered a demo opportunity outside. The venue had two theatre auditoriums that can combine to form one that seats 400 people. The MPSTMA Spring Workshop Committee produced a variety set of speakers. Playground Maintenance, Web-based Irrigation Systems, Tree Inventory and motivational talks are set. 200 people attended.
The Spring Workshop began at 7 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts available courtesy of Justin Crandall and Midwest Groundcover Express Blowing Service. Along with St. Croix Recreation Fun Playgrounds, Midwest Groundcover also sponsored the nice, hot lunch.
After an hour of mingling, the group had a choice of two breakout sessions to attend.
The sessions took place in two auditoriums:
- Tom Norquist, PlayCore
"Web-based Irrigation Systems"
- Jim Ruzicka, Mainline Consulting
"Value of Conducting a Tree Inventory"
- David Katz, Birch Tree Care
"Masterful Leadership: Uplevel Your Presence On and Off the Field"
- Barbara Churchill, Barbara Churchill Coaching & Consulting, LLC
All vendors were able to address the crowd for a couple minutes in Auditorium 1. Then, everyone had more than an hour to network and visit with Vendors before lunch which began around 11:30 a.m.
Following lunch, Chase Straw Ph.D., from the University of Minnesota, gave a talk about performance testing of sports fields and the enhancements in sensor/sampling technology. The presentation discussed how to operate current sensor/sampler technology and integrate their use into daily management practices."
As is custom, a post Workshop get together took place at Grumpy's Restaurant afterwards.
The MPSTMA Fall Workshop is set for Wed., November 14 at the City of Eagan Community Center. More information will be forwarded when it becomes available. Vendors will have the opportunity to sponsor the event with tabletop displays.
A Comprehensive Training Program for
Managing Safe Playgrounds
Questions about the PMT training: Sally Pelto-Wheeler, firstname.lastname@example.org , P: 812-856-1446
For more information and to register visit: http://playgroundmaintenance.org/
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Sports Surfacing Seminar
seminar will help people responsible for tennis court, track,
pickleball, basketball, futsal, and other sport-surface upkeep
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