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Shane Andrews       Bob Frank       Pat Cody       Larry Gorman

BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA
 

     MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION                                                                         AUGUST 2017

Watch the Gophers from the Sidelines!
TCF STADIUM HONORARY
GROUNDS CREW INFO

MPSTMA members are invited to participate as Honorary Grounds Crew members of the TCF Bank Stadium team at one or more Minnesota Golden Gopher football games this fall. Of course, wearing Gopher related attire is encouraged, including a hat and a dark sweatshirt/jacket.

Games this fall include:
Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan State, Maryland and Illinois along with a couple of nice September weather games against Middle Tennessee State and Buffalo.


Participating on the grounds crew entails arriving three to four hours before gametime and staying one hour after; Enter at the  Dodge County entrance of TCF Bank Stadium (Southeast side); Going through security, and making your way to the football field. Food is available before the football game begins.


To participate contact Mike McDonald CSFM at 612-328-5812.

Sponsored by MTGF and MNLA
Pesticide Recertification
Offered on Nov. 17


This workshop meets the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Commercial Pesticide Applicator requirements for Category: A (Core), E (Turf and Ornamentals), P (Vertebrate Pest), and J (Forestry, Rights-of-Way and Natural Areas).

Four registration options for Nov. 17
 
1) Category A, E & P: 7:30 am - 3:15 pm
  2) Category A & E: 9 am - 3:15 pm
  3) Category A, E & J: 9 am - 5 pm
  4) Category A, E, P & J: 7:30 am - 5 pm

This workshop is sponsored by the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation and the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. The event will take place at the New Brighton Community Center.

REGISTRATION

MPSTMA EVENTS

Wednesday, Sept. 20
NETWORK PICNIC @ 11.M.
Lac Lavon Park
City of Burnsville
REGISTER


Wednesday, Oct. 18
NETWORK PICNIC @ 11 am
CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK
ROC Plaza and Banquet Room
(New Outdoor "Covered" Rink)
REGISTER

Wednesday, November 15

MPSTMA FALL WORKSHOP

Friday, November 17
PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION
   REGISTRATION FORM - PRINTABLE

ON-LINE REGISTRATION - 2017

Tues.-Thurs., Jan. 2-4, 2018
NORTHERN GREEN
Minneapolis Convention Center
More information at www.northerngreen.org


CURRENT JOB POSTINGS

FALL WORKSHOP SET NOV. 15
AT PLYMOUTH CREEK CENTER


ROSS BERNSTEIN
2017 MPSTMA FALL WORKSHOP
KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Mark your calendars. The date and venue are set for the MPSTMA Fall Workshop. The Fall Workshop will take place on Wed., Nov. 15 at the City of Plymouth's Plymouth Creek Center. Ross Bernstein, a local and nationally known speaker will Keynote the workshop. Bernstein, a local Minnesotan, has spoke at many Fortune 500 company events. He caught wind of the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association and offered his services.
  The Agenda is being finalilzed. Registration information will be available in September.   READ MORE



MTGF OFFERS TURFGRASS DAY
AT 2018 NORTHERN GREEN

URBAN TURFGRASS:
Benefits, Management,
Environmental Issues

JANUARY 2, 2018

Dr. Brian Horgan
University of Minnesota
Sustainable Turfgrass Systems

Dr. Eric Watkins
University of Minnesota
Choosing Turfgrasses for Urban Sites 

Sam Bauer
University of Minnesota
Water Management: Irrigation, Drainage,
and Stormwater Management 

Dr. Jon Trappe
University of Minnesota
Turfgrass Nutrition and Fate

Andrew Hollman
University of Minnesota
Mowing Concepts and Considerations

Dr. Dominic Petrella
University of Minnesota
Turfgrass Physiology for the Practitioner

Dr. Paul Koch
University of Minnesota
Pesticide Management
& Environmental Issues

FIELD OF THE YEAR
FIELD LOOKING GOOD?

THEN, TAKE PHOTOS, COMPLETE
AN APPLICATION AND ENTER IT!

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






APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCT. 15, 2017

MPSTMA Seeks Venues
For Picnics, Workshops


The MPSTMA seeks venues to get members together for 2-hour (11am - 1pm) Network Picnics. In the past, these "free" events attract about 40 people and include lunch. MPSTMA will fund lunch unless the picnic take place at a Commercial Member's site. Then, the MPSTMA asks for the vendor to provide lunch.

If you've completed a new project or have a new building, host a quick 2-hour picnic and let other members see what can be done.

The month's of September and October are open for Network Picnics in 2017. As for 2018, the months of April, May, September and October are available for network picnics.

The Fall Workshop moves around the Twin Cities each year. MPSTMA would like to secure future dates and venues. The month of November seems to work for MPSTMA members as November workshops have been well-attended.

Contact the MPSTMA office or any Board Member if you would like to host a network picnic or a Fall Workshop.

CHAPTER CLASH GOLFERS FROM MPSTMA & IOWA



From left to right: Seth Langager, Al Hentges, Bruce Leivermann, Jay Goughnour, Ethan Kain, Pat Wymja, Joe Turf,
Randy Robinson, Tracy Closson, Elliott Josephson, Mike McDonald CSFM, Ben Boeding CSFM, Tim Van Loo CSFM,
Paul Griffin, Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, Joe Churchill, Seth Triplett, Jim O'Neill, Tim Dalsgaard
- Photo by Jeff Turtinen

Iowa Beats MPSTMA 3-2
For Chapter Clash Trophy

MPSTMA members from the Twin Cities played golf matches against Iowa sports turf managers on July 21 at North Links Golf Course in North Mankato for the Chapter Clash trophy.

Iowa won three matches to Minnesota's two in a 2-person scramble, match-play format. In a deciding match, Tim Van Loo, CSFM, current President of the Sports Turf Managers Association, and his playing partner Randy "Boom Boom" Robinson, defeated Mike McDonald, CSFM, MPSTMA Chapter Clash Chairman, and Jeff Turtinen, MPSTMA Executive Secretary, 3 & 2. The match was even going into ninth hole when Van Loo chipped in for birdie and a 1-up lead. Two holes later, the Minnesota duo inexplicably three putted to go 2-down and never got closer.

Chapter Clash hosts Bruce Leivermann and Seth Langager, both from Minnesota State University, made the local arrangements with the golf course and provided an after-golf dinner where the Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato was set to begin.

Wisconsin plans to participate in 2018.


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Shane Andrews       Bob Frank       Pat Cody       Larry Gorman

BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA
 

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JANUARY 2, 3 and 4, 2018
Minneapolis Convention Center
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              P. O. BOX 617, WAYZATA, MN 55391                                       
 

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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. 
 

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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