Fall Field Days Set!

Our Fall Season of Field Day Events is set!
All 3 regions will hold great events in November.
EVERY TXSTMA event is free to current members and include:

Networking Opportunities
Connect, interact and learn from your peers.
Share your experiences and expertise.

Facility Tours and Field Demonstrations
Learning opportunities as we tour facilities and have field
demonstrations of specific practices and techniques from our hosts.
Lots of time for questions and answers.

Lunch!
Our lunches are always tasty and FREE!

Education
Great speakers on agronomic and management topics.

Product and Services Presentations
and Mini-Trade Show
Terrific opportunities to see the latest and greatest products
and services from our awesome sponsors!

Site:
1112 US Hwy. 377, Pilot Point, TX
Concrete Driveway just North of Christy’s Driving Range

Schedule:
8:30 am Registration and Trade Show
9:30 am Facility Tours and Presentations
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Field Demonstrations
3:00 pm Adjourn

Program:
Tour the Tri-Tex Sod Farm operations and learn about sod farm management, production, and harvesting. Education program will include information regarding turfgrass species development.
Dr. Brian Schwartz of the University of Georgia Extension will be on site to discuss the development and management of TifTuf Bermudagrass.

Registration:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Site:
Cy Fair High School, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429
Scinence Rescource Center

Schedule:
8:00 am Registration and Trade Show
9:00 am Facility Tours and Presentations
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Field Demonstrations
3:00 pm Adjourn

Program:
Tour the extensive Cy Fair ISD facilities including landscape grounds, athletic practice and game fields and maintenance operations. Our host Scott LeDoux, Assistant Director of Maintenance and his staff will roll out the red carpet for all attendees to learn about their management techniques, cultural practices and techniques.

Registration:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Site:
Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665
Parking signs will be visible in parking lot.

Schedule:
8:00 am Registration and Trade Show
9:00 am Facility Tours and Presentations
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Field Demonstrations
3:00 pm Adjourn

Program:
Get a “behind the scenes” tour of Dell Diamond by our host, Garrett Reddehase the Director of RS3 Turf, a division of Ryan Sanders Baseball. Program will include an educational program and field demonstrations. Tours will include Dell Diamond, surrounding youth sports fields and maintenance operations. Presentations will include information about hosting various non-baseball events held at the facility.

Registration:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Like all TXSTMA events, registration for current members is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors! If you are not a member, join or renew today and you will be eligible to attend any or ALL of these great events.
Click these links to:
RENEW
JOIN

Sponsors! Don’t miss the great opportunity
to support these events and to reach
your current and potential customers.

Thanks to all of our great sponsors who have stepped up to the plate already! There is still time to join us as a sponsor for these exciting events. Click here for details!

Texas A&M Aggie Turf Club Silent Auction

Pair of Sideline Passes Funds from this auction will support
Aggie Turf students’ travel to the 2019 STMA and GCSAA
Conferences Bidding will open Monday 9/10 at 8 am CST
and close Sunday 9/23 @ 5 pm CST. Auction Link will be
provided through Aggie Turf website and Twitter Feed

Item*: A pair (2) of sideline passes to ONE of following
Texas A&M football games at Kyle Field:

October 6th: Kentucky 
November 17th: UAB 
Nov. 24th: LSU

Donor: Texas A&M Athletics Field Staff Minimum Bid: $800
Bid increments: Minimum increase of $100
*Passes are non-transferable. Users must be 18 years or older
and MUST be dressed in A&M attire. No large cameras.
Passes will be available for pickup on game day outside stadium.

Region 1 Spring Field Day – A great day in Farmers Branch

Region 1 Spring Field Day
 
What a great Field Day we had at Farmers Branch hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Thank you to Robin Edwards and your staff for rolling out the red carpet for this event.
The product demonstrations were extremely interesting and informative and we thank all the vendors who sponsored the event and brought out equipment for us to see.
The venue was truly top notch and it was great to see the award winning facilities and fields that are part of the Farmers Branch Parks Department.
 
Like all TXSTMA event,s registration for current members is FREE
thanks to our generous sponsors! If you are not a member, join or renew
today and you will be eligible to attend any or ALL field day events.
Click these links to:

Click to Renew your TXSTMA Membership!

Remember – your membership includes all field day events.
Membership for professional members is only $30.00. Can’t beat that!

 

Region 2 Spring Field Day – A Great Day at St. Edwards University

 
Region 2 Spring Field Day
 
What a great day in Austin at St. Edwards University!  Thank you to all of our sponsors who made the day possible.  Thank you to our hosts, Ryan-Sanders Sports!
We had great educational speakers for the event and the tours of the facilities were very interesting and informative.  Thank you to our vendors who participated in the great equipment demonstrations.

Check out the pictures from the event

 
Like all TXSTMA event,s registration for current members is FREE
thanks to our generous sponsors! If you are not a member, join or renew
today and you will be eligible to attend any or ALL field day events.
Click these links to:
Affiliate Members
We couldn’t make this Field Day or any the other events we do possible without your support! Please click on the logo below to learn how you can be a part of this event and take advantage of all of the other great opportunites in 2018.
We need and appreciate your support!

Community Service by the TXSTMA!

On January 13, 2018, the TXSTMA led by President Elect
Weston Floyd gave back to the community in a Texas sized way.
TXSTMA members, sponsors and local community members
joined forces to rebuild the baseball and softball fields in
Rockport that were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Here is a great story from the Rockport Pilot Newspaper 
celebrating opening day!

The banner below lists the sponsors who donated product, time
and money to make the event a great success. Many more helped
in so many ways and we really appreciate the outpouring of generosity and selflessness.

The effort was covered by many news outlets in the state.
Below are links to some of the news stories and the next two pages include photos from the special day.
Way to go TXSTMA members!!! You rock!

Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan donates to Rockport

Longhorn Volunteers lead way in Rockport Little League rebuild

Charlie Robison and Nolan Ryan help rebuild Rockport-Fulton Memorial Park Ball Fields

Longhorn staffer volunteers time to rebuild little league field


To the members of the Texas Sports Turf Managers
Association and its vendors:

I wanted to THANK everyone who was able to come out and help our efforts in Rockport last Saturday. The work that you completed that day was a tremendous show of compassion and skill by all our members involved for people that none of you knew. As a member of TXSTMA, I am so thankful that we as an organization could find a day, and help others that have been thru so much pain and heartbreak.  It would not have happened without you the members and the different organizations that allowed you to participate.

To the vendors that supplied materials and goods I thank you as well. Your generosity for this project was overwhelming. With the help of your products, we were able to start a solid foundation in Rockport that will help them this year and beyond. They were so overjoyed to have some of the things we take for granted. At the end of the day one parent was so happy that the softball infield was flat. The little things like that are what made this project so fulfilling.  We were able to leave them with materials that will help them during their season and make it a little safer.

When we started this project, the town of Rockport was not going to be able to play their little league season. However, after all of your hard work that night they opened up the website for registration. You helped that town, you helped those kids have a season, and without you that would not have happened. I am forever grateful and proud to be in an organization that is able to give back as we did.

Thank You All,  Weston Floyd

Sidelines – Spring 2018

The Spring Issue of the TXSTMA

SIDELINES

is now available. In this issue:

1st President’s Message from Troy Crawford

Review of the Spring Region 3 Field Day at TAMU

Review of the great day at Rockport highlighting
the great work of TXSTMA members!
A thank you from Weston Floyd

Professional Soccer Field of the Year
to Moneygram Soccer Park

Notes from the TXSTMA Communications Director

STMA awards Dan Bergrstrom the George Toma
Golden Rake Award

The latest STMA news and information
And lots more!!!!

Click here to view the newsletter online

Click here to view and download a PDF version

2018 Leo Goertz Turfgrass Student Intern Grant

 Applications Now Available
Due May 15, 2018

Click here for a Word Document version of the application
Click here for a PDF version of the application

The Leo Goertz Student Internship Grant was designed to honor Leo Goertz’s legacy of serving as a mentor to countless students by providing hands-on learning experiences in the sports turf industry. This grant will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited college or university who is performing an internship under the guidance of a sports field manager at a professional, collegiate, or recreational athletic facility. This award is intended to help students with moving and/or living expenses associated with performing an internship and to make this experience more accessible to students interested in sports turf management.

Details of this grant as are as follows:

  • This grant is open to students interested in working in sports turf management and does not depend on them being enrolled in a turfgrass management program.
  • This grant is open to students attending a college or university in Texas, or to students attending a college or university outside of Texas but performing their internship in Texas.
  • Applications for this grant are due on May 15th during the year the student is performing the internship.