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2018 Spring 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 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.

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:

Auditorium 1 
"Playground Maintenance"  - Tom Norquist, PlayCore

"Web-based Irrigation Systems" - Jim Ruzicka, Mainline Consulting

 Auditorium 2
"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.

Sponsored by:

GOLD
Midwest Groundcover, Magicturfs, MN Sodding Co., Rainbird, Ramy Turf, Reinders Inc., Minnesota Wisconsin Playground,
St. Croix Recreation, MTI Distributing Inc., Hirshfield's Paint, The Tessman Company, Site One Landscape Supply,
Cushman Motor Co.

SILVER
Gertens Wholesale and Professional Turf Supply, Rock Hard Landscape Supply, SavATree, EcoWorks Supply

BRONZE
Frost Inc., Equinox Environmental Products, Profile Products, Kromer Co., Superior Tech Products, Twin City Seed Company


Coffee & Donuts
Midwest Groundcover

Lunch
St. Croix Recreation and Midwest Groundcover


On-line Registration and Payment. Please do both Steps.
Vendors payment, please go to www.mpstma.org/vendors.htm























 



MISSION STATEMENT


The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry.
The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied
knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction,
maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.


Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-3722