PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION APRIL 2018
FOR JULY 25 IN SAVAGE
At this point, we ask that you just
mark your calendar for Wed., July 25 for the 1st MPSTMA Demo Day.
Registration and more information will be forthcoming.
The event will be held in Savage from 9 am - 1pm.
Vendors are encouraged to bring equipment to demo on natural and
synthetic turf or any other equipment you'd like to market to this
audience. Cost is $100 per vendor.
Attendance for general members will be free. A lunch will be
included. More information soon.
JOIN US FOR
MPSTMA NETWORK DAY AT THE VIKINGS NEW TCO PERFORMANCE CENTER JUNE 28
On June 28, members from of the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf
Managers Association will have an opportunity to spend a few hours
touring the Minnesota Vikings new TCO Performance Center in Eagan. MPSTMA
member Grant Davisson of the Minnesota Vikings will host the event.
This event will be in place of a 2018 MPSTMA Tour on Wheels. Members
will be asked to drive themselves to and from the facility.
Attendance fee is $25.
Town & Country Fence
Brooklyn Center, MN
Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin
@ Forest Hills Public Golf Course
La Crosse, WI
MTGF / UM FIELD DAY
TROE Center and UFORE Nursery
7:00 - 3:00 pm
MPSTMA FALL WORKSHOP
City of Eagan Community Center
7:00 - 3:00 pm
OPEN HOUSE SET JUNE 5
are invited to
attend an Open House on June 5 at
Country Fence in Brooklyn Park.
Vendors will have displays.
RSVP to Heide at
JULY 13 IN LA CROSSE
Managers from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin will meet on Friday,
July 13 in La Crosse, WI at the 2018 Chapter Clash Golf Tournament
which will be played at Forest Hills Public Golf Course.
opportunity to stay overnight in La Crosse and tour the UW/La Crosse
campus and a local brewery is available to those who participate in
the golf tournament.
If you would like to participate in the golf tournament, contact
Chapter Clash Chair
or the MPSTMA business office. Tournament format is a 2-person
Scramble. You also can golf and not participate in the tournament.
Turf & Grounds Research in MN
The Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation is proud to announce that
it is donating $134,715 towards Minnesota Turf and Grounds research.
Since 1992, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation has donated
$1,484,041 towards turf and grounds research.
March, the MTGF Board of Directors approved four funding requests at
its March Board Meeting. The Board approved a donation of $65,000 towards TROE Center operations
at its March Board Meeting. The Board feels the continued research
is a major benefit for Minnesota turf managers. The Board approved a MTGF
$49,715 towards Teaching, Research, and Outreach Programs at the Urban
Forestry, Outreach, Research & Extension (UFore) Nursery and Lab.
The MTGF Board approved a $5,000 for students at the University of
Minnesota/Crookston to pursue a Pre-Game Agronomic Field Safety
Assessment for Sports Fields: Future Implications of Risk
Management. The MTGF Board approved a donation of $15,000 for Tree Trust's Green
Teens program. This program will place teenagers as interns at Green
Industry related companies.
FIELD OF THE YEAR
MPSTMA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THROUGHOUT
THE YEAR FOR THE 2018 MPSTMA/TURFCO FIELD OF THE YEAR
WHEN TIMING IS APPROPRIATE,
AN APPLICATION AND ENTER!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCT.
you like to participate in the event?
MPSTMA members annually renovate a sports field
in Minnesota typically in September. If
you'd like to gain
experience building a mound, batter's box and see
aspects of producing a great playing field, or if you just
want to help spruce up a local community's field,
you should join
the CSP team!
(Pictured above are Ben
Wallin, left, and Roger Weinbrenner CSFM)
Do you have a field that needs renovating?
www.mpstma.org/csp.htm to fill out an
today! Maybe it will be a 2017 project.
MPSTMA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
National Sports Center
MPSTMA Director /
When you started
your job, how did you come to understand all aspects of the
By asking a
lot of questions and going to educational Seminars.
What are your current responsibilities at the National Sports Center
The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf
is an Affiliate
Chapter of the
Sports Turf Managers
must pay dues to be a member
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.