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Expire....your membership that is. STMA's official drop date and time is midnight tonight, April 1. To avoid interruption in all of your STMA services, including your magazine subscription, please renew your 2014 membership, here. We hope that you have used your benefits to help you better manage your fields, your staff and your boss.
Three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each are available from the SAFE Foundation, made possible by the Toro Giving Program. To honor its centennial and Dr. James Watson, who was the Toro Company's agronomist for more than 40 years, the Dr. James R. Watson Legacy Scholarship Program was developed. Dr.
STMA’s 2015 Conference will take place in Denver, Colorado. Though this may seem early to think about conference sponsorships, existing slots are filling up fast. Conference sponsorships afford a unique opportunity to get in front of over 1,000 sports turf managers, academic and commercial members at some of the lowest rates available in the national conference space; in fact, there are extremely visible sponsorship opportunities available for as little as $2,000.
We need your name and your correct contact information before we publish the 2014-2015 STMA Membership Directory. It will go to press on July 1. Please log in to STMA.org and update your contact information so that we have your most up-to-date information and your peers can contact you.
The SAFE Board of Trustees is holding a bowling tournament in Denver at the annual STMA conference in place of its annual golf tournament. The weather in Denver in January is just too unpredictable to try to plan an outdoor event. This fun event is open to all conference attendees! Look for more information on how you can help SAFE provide educational outreach and scholarships by bowling.
Share your expertise by being a presenter at the 2015 STMA Conference and Exhibition. The conference will be held in Denver, Colorado from January 13-16. Presenting at the conference is a great way to share research and experiences and also increase your visibility within the sports turf management profession.
The demand for potable water for agricultural, residential, and industrial use is expected to increase in the future while our supply of naturally occurring water will remain essentially unchanged and some rivers and lakes will continue to decrease in size. Applying water responsibly can conserve resources and save money while still maintaining a healthy, safe turfgrass surface and aesthetically pleasing landscape.
Don't forget to purchase education session recordings from the 2014 conference! All sessions were either video or audio recorded and are available through an On-Line Library or by Flash Drive. Price for an all access subscription to the On-Line Library is $159 for all STMA members. Individual sessions are also available via the On-Line Library for $20 per session.
To celebrate STMA's 25th Conference & Exhibition, several special projects were undertaken to both document important details of the association's past and illustrate the current state of the industry for the present, and future turf managers worldwide.