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Commercial companies that are exhibiting at STMA's annual conference and exhibition now have the opportunity to gain recognition for their new products at the STMA show. By submitting an entry into the Innovative Awards Program, that entry will automatically be promoted as a new product.
Each month two speakers presenting at the 2015 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!
STMA's Certified Sports Field Managers program continues grow with 177 members achieving the designation. The program began in 2000 and a total of six people attained the designation that year.
It is important to note that all conference attendees must book their reservations directly with the Hyatt. There are companies already contacting individuals, claiming to be STMA's booking agent. It is a scam. The Hyatt will not have any record of your reservation.
Installing sod can be the most effective way to establish turfgrass on an athletic field due to both the quick establishment and the flexibility to install anytime during the year. Click here to learn about site preparation, choosing the best sod, successful installation, post-installation care, and additional considerations.
Later this month you will receive a copy of the printed STMA Sourcebook, which contains a current membership roster. All members, and especially those who have opted out of receiving a printed copy, can continue to access the real-time membership directory from the members only section of the website. If you are receiving the hard copy and decide that you would rather go online in the future, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you!
STMA will once again be offering low registration rates to all those interested in attending our 2015 Conference in Denver. The early bird rate – $375 for national members – is locked in if registration is received prior to December 15; after December 15, the price goes up to $450. Student national members may register at their special rate of $100 prior to December 15; after that date, the price goes up to $125.
The 2014 Field of the Year application is on line and ready for you to fill out. The only major change from previous years processes concerns how the information from the Playing Conditions Index (PCI) is reported. Four PCIs are still required (one conducted out-of-season and three conducted in-season). The scores from each of the assessments need only to be transferred to the application.
The Irrigation Association will present a high level academy class at the STMA 2015 Conference in Denver. The session will focus on water reduction strategies and will be held on Tues., Jan. 13, 2:30 - 5 p.m. The pre-conference Academy sessions are included in the overall full conference registration package.