Upcoming Turf Workshops

We invite you to attend any of our workshops for athletic field maintenance training in Illinois. We also review other topics like caring for and handling sports field maintenance equipment.

ILSTMA Upcoming workshops 2019:     

Summer Vendor & Education Field Day will be held July 16, 2019 at Northwestern University with the program running from 9:00 am. to 1:00 pm.  


8:00 am – Registration opens with a Continental Breakfast available on site

9:00 am – 11:00 am – (5) 20 Minute Demonstrations or Presentations

8:30 am – 11:00 am  Vendor Booths will be open on the field where demos take place.

11:15 am – Lunch – Italian Buffet will be served in the Ryan Field Skybox with a speaker TBA.

12:15 am – Tour of Ryan Field after lunch to end the day.

Parking details are being finalized and will be available at a later date.


$40  for ILSTMA members

$50  for Non-members

$30 for each Additional Registrant from same organization.

Please note that there will be a $2 processing fee per registrant.

Credit Card payments accepted through our online store and please complete the Field Day Attendee Reg. form 2019 and send it as an attachment to illinoisstma@gmail.com 


Vendors:  You will be able to start unloading at 7:00 am at the field site which is a practice Field  East of the Baseball Field and North of the Softball Field.  Set up will be on the North side of this field for vendor booths and the South side of the field will be the demonstration sites. 

Sponsorship opportunities include:

Vendor Booth – $200 for ILSTMA Members and $250 for Non-Members.  The outdoor booth size is 10 ft. x 10 ft.  Please bring your own table, chairs, and tent.  This fee includes 1 Representative’s meal.  There is an additional meal charge of $30 per each additional representative. (Commercial Patrons will receive 2 Representative’s meals)  

Demonstration/Presentation – $175 for a 20 minute demonstration or presentation.   5 time slots will be available.  Demonstrate sports field equipment,  current technology, or present updates on important sports field issues!

Meal Sponsorships – $250 which includes your logo on our printed program and on this Workshop Website Page.  Show our ILSTMA members that you support our organization and their continued participation at these events!

Unloading and Parking instructions are being finalized and will be available at a later date.

Credit Card payments will accepted through our online store and please complete the Field Day Vendor Reg.form 2019 and send it as an attachment to illinoisstma@gmail.com 

Any questions, please contact us at illinoisstma@gmail.com.




The ILSTMA Winter Workshop/Annual meeting was held February 20, 2019 at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.

Dr. Pam Sherrat – Ohio State University


Travis Stephen  – Park District of Oak Park



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Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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Members of the ILSTMA are invited to join the Chicgo Cubs and Baseball Tomorrow Fund for a free field maintenance clinic at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, July 2 at 10:00 a.m. for local area youth baseball and softball organizations. The clinic is a part of the BTF/MLB Field Maintenance Education Program. The clinic will be led by the Wrigley Field Grounds Crew. Please RSVP by June 25 by clicking here: Field Maintenance Clinic RSVP Parking is available in the Cubs Toyota Camry Lot at 1126…

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Northwestern University Evanston, IL 60208 United States + Google Map

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