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Two Important Dates in October

Note these October dates on your calendar to take action:
Oct. 1 - STMA Conference Registration Opens. Sign up electronically.

STMA & Lands’ End Partner

STMA has a new merchandise partner: Lands’ End Business Outfitters! Our new merchandise and apparel program now features a vast range of stylish men’s and women’s apparel, and promotional items that are all customizable with an STMA logo. Check out the store here, or you can go to the Professional Tab at and click on Merchandise.

STMA Movie - Now in Spanish!

STMA’s Spotlight On: It’s the Field movie that has been airing on PBS has been produced in Spanish. This version will help STMA convey information about the profession to Spanish-speaking audiences, and in particular, to those outside of the U.S.

Stay Current with Sports Turf Research!

Learn about the latest research taking place across the country by visiting STMA’s website. Under “Latest Research” in the Knowledge Center, you can find a list of the agronomic research pertaining to sports field management being conducted at colleges and universities.

Featured Speakers of the Month

KentEach month two speakers presenting at the 2016 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in San Diego will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!

Start Preparing for the STMA Student Challenge!

The Student Challenge is presented in partnership with the SAFE Foundation, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and supporting sponsor Ewing. Each year students from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities across the country compete in an exam that challenges knowledge in the sports turf industry. The winning teams receive a cash award, a plaque, and medallions for each team member.

SAFE Needs Auction/Raffle Items

STMA’s charity, The SAFE Foundation, is seeking in-kind donations for its auctions and raffles, which are held during the STMA annual conference.

Do you do the “Media Cringe”?

Are you frustrated by sports announcers spouting incorrect facts about athletic fields? STMA has a solution — an easy-to-fill-out Event Fact Sheet Template — that you or your communication's department can use to supply accurate and interesting information to the media.

Last Call for Board Service

The opportunity to officially indicate your interest in serving on the 2016 STMA Board of Directors will close on Fri., Aug. 14 at midnight. STMA relies on its Board Members to guide the association in achieving its strategic plan and in providing key governance oversight. Board members meet four times per year, chair one or more STMA committees and participate in various activities at the annual conference.

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