May 15, 2017
TXSTMA enjoyed a special event at
our 2017 Houston Spring Field Day
at BBVA Compass Stadium – Home of the Houston Dynamo!
Our host was Dan Bergstrom CSFM, Director of Grounds.
We had an action packed day of tours, demonstrations, and education.
Thank you to our great speakers!
Josh Marden – Turface
Topic: Soil Science and Rootzone mix testing/amending
Jerad Minick – Natural Grass Advisory Group
Topic: Data and Innovation: How More Information Is Reducing
The Challenge Of Sustaining High Use Grass Fields
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:
The Spring 2017 issue of Sidelines is not available!
Check it out for great articles and news about the members of the TXSTMA.
A recap of the 2017 STMA Conference and a preview of our 2017 Spring Field Day Lineup!
Join us May 15 at Elm Fork Shooting Range in Dallas for a great day of education, lunch, prizes and a shooting competition! Details and RSVP instructions to be posted soon.
5 TDA Education Credits will be awarded to participants *pending approval.
This event helps sponsor the 2017 TXSTMA Scholarship Fund which supports the Leo Geortz Student Intern Grant, the Dr. James McAfee Scholarship and the Cody Hobbs Scholarships.
Sponsorships are available for this event. Please contact the TXSTMA office to sign up today! We love our sponsors!
Region 1 (DFW area) – Spring Field Day
We had an awesome day on April 6th at MoneyGram Soccer Park in Dallas!
Thank you to our host, Troy Crawford, Director of Grounds
We started with a great education program featuring:
Seed and Coating Technologies presented by Cassie Kearns with Barenbrug.
Rusty Walker with the City of Grapevine will be presenting maintenance practices for soccer fields.
Finally, Josh Ogden will present best management practices regarding water usage.
A delicious barbecue lunch was provided by James Walley with Xstream Sports Fields, and Randy Price with Tri-Tex Turfgrass
The TXSTMA Board of Directors is very excited to announce the 2017 Advertising and Sponsorship program. We have tweaked the program that we have used for the past two years in an effort to simplify the process and to respond to the feedback we have received from our affiliate members. Our goal is to preserve the advertising and sponsorship opportunities that you have supported and utilized in the past while offering recognition opportunities for our loyal sponsors.
The Texas STMA Annual Meeting was held in December at the Gonzalez Convention Center, in downtown San Antonio. The event was well attended by TXSTMA who were treated to a great lunch, super door prizes, a 2016 Review by President Kevin Lebanik and the chance to network with fellow members from around the state. The event was held in conjunction with the Texas Turfgrass Association Annual Conference and Trade Show.
Congratulations to Christopher Neeley of the City of Grapevine (right) who was awarded the Cody Hobbs Scholarship for continuing education opportunities for professional members. Student Kristen Burnett (not pictured), a turfgrass management student from Texas A&M was awarded the Dr. James McAfee Scholarship.
Thanks to all who stopped by the TXSTMA booth at the trade show. It was great to see all of our members in attendance and make new friends!
THANKS to our GREAT members and AWESOME Sponsors, your association made great strides in 2016 to improve the programs and services that serve our members. In order to continue this success and momentum in 2017, we need our most important asset – YOU! We value your membership and hope you will renew today!
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