JOE CHURCHILL
SR. TURF SPECIALIST
763-503-0200
CELL: 612-790-7333

jchurchill@reinders.com

2722 FERNBROOK LANE N, PLYMOUTH, MN 55447


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

MPSTMA.DEMO.DAY.SET
JULY 25 AT NATIONAL
SPORTS CENTER/BLAINE



The first MPSTMA Demo Day is now set for Wed., July 25 at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Registration is free. Sign up will be available soon. The event will be held on the National Sports Center soccer fields 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. Vendors also have an opportunity for a tabletop display. Cost for either is $100 per vendor. Attendance for general members and non-exhibiting commercial members is free. A lunch will be included.

REGISTRATION

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LIMITED TO 100 ATTENDEES - NO EXCEPTIONS
44 SIGNED UP AS OF 6/13/18

JOIN US FOR MPSTMA NETWORK DAY AT THE VIKINGS NEW TCO PERFORMANCE CENTER JUNE 27



On Wed., June 27, 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.


REGISTRATION

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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 5
OPEN HOUSE
Town & Country Fence
Brooklyn Center, MN

June 27
TOUR ON WHEELS
TCO Performance Center
Eagan, MN
REGISTRATION

July 13-14
CHAPTER CLASH
Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin
@ Forest Hills Public Golf Course
La Crosse, WI
REGISTRATION

July 25
MPSTMA DEMO DAY
National Sports Center
Blaine, MN
REGISTRATION

August 9
MTGF / UM FIELD DAY
TROE Center and UFORE Nursery
7:00 - 3:00 pm

November 14

MPSTMA FALL WORKSHOP
City of Eagan Community Center
7:00 - 3:00 pm


JOB POSTINGS          CLASSIFIED ADS

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TOWN & COUNTRY FENCE
OPEN'S DOORS TO ABOUT 200 MPSTMA & MASMS MEMBERS


Josh Gerth CSFM, Bethel University and Vice President of MPSTMA, visits the Minnesota Sodding Company booth during Town & Country Fence's Open House.

On June 5, Mike Bistodeau, Mark Wassink, Jeff Becker and the whole team at Town & Country Fence graciously opened its doors to customers, including many MPSTMA and MASMS members. This event keeps growing each year. The Open House began  a number of years ago as a network picnic for MPSTMA members and has grown to an event that vendors set up tabletops in T&C Fence's yard out back. The hosts provided a great lunch, along fishing and golf grab bags for all attendees. It is highly recommended to mark your calendars for the first Tuesday of June in 2019 - it's a great way to spend a few hours with peers on a nice, June day.

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CHAPTER CLASH SET
JULY 13 IN LA CROSSE

Turf 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. Tee times begin at 1pm.

An opportunity to stay overnight in La Crosse and tour the UW/La Crosse campus  sports fields is available on Saturday for those who stay overnight in LaCrosse.

If you would like to play golf at this event, contact Chapter Clash Chair Mike McDonald CSFM
or the MPSTMA business office. Tournament format is a 2-person Scramble. You also can golf and not participate in the tournament. 

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MTGF FIELD DAY SET
AUGUST 9 IN ST. PAUL

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.
    



FIELD OF THE YEAR
MPSTMA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR THE 2018 MPSTMA/TURFCO FIELD OF THE YEAR

WHEN TIMING IS APPROPRIATE, TAKE PHOTOS,
COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AND ENTER!


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


APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCT. 15, 2018

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COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT


Would you like to participate in the event?
MPSTMA members annually renovate a sports field
in Minnesota typically in September or October.
If you'd like to gain experience building a mound,
batter's box and see all the 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?
Go to
www.mpstma.org/csp.htm to fill out an
application today! Maybe it will be a 2018 project.

MORE INFORMATION

 

MPSTMA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
JOE CHURCHILL


Sr. Turf Specialist, Reinders, Inc.

MPSTMA Director /
MTGF Representative

                                                    

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JOE CHURCHILL
SR. TURF SPECIALIST
763-503-0200
CELL: 612-790-7333

jchurchill@reinders.com

2722 FERNBROOK LANE N, PLYMOUTH, MN 55447

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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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.