West Texas Field Day – September 20

It’s time once again for our
West Texas Field Day

The TXSTMA is proud to announce that our 2017 West Texas Field Day
will be held in The City of Canyon on September 20!

Our host will be Brian Noel and Greg Carroll of TXSTMA.

Once again we will have an action packed day of tours,
demonstrations, and education. Lunch is included!

Region 3 Field Day – May 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston

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.

Education Sessions
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

2017 Leo Goertz Memorial Student Intern Grant Applications


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.

Save The Date – DFW Clay Shoot

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 Spring Field Day – MoneyGram Soccer Park, Dallas

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

Click here for all the great photos from our special day!