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:

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

The day will include these featured speakers & topics:

  • Dr. Pam Sherrat – Ohio State University, “Turf Challenge Identification and Diagnosis”
  • Travis Stephens – Park District of Oak Park – “Turf Management without Herbicides/Pesticides”
  • Eric Simmons – Hunter Industries, “Irrigation, Audits, and New Technology”

Here is an overview of the day:

Registration will open at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast included.  (Vendors will be able to set up in the lobby starting at 7 a.m.)

The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with 3 educational sessions in the morning.  There will be a 10 minute break between speakers.

The lunch break at noon will include a buffet lunch on location.

A brief ILSTMA Annual Meeting will be held directly after lunch, including presentation of the 2018 Field of the Year Award and President’s Award.

The final educational session will be held directly after the meeting, with the program  finishing for the day at 2:00 p.m.

Pricing for the day is:

ILSTMA Members:  $65           Non-Members: $75           Additional Registrants from same organization: $50

Vendor Sponsorships:      Table Sponsorship: $200 –  includes a 6 ft. table and 2 chairs.     Meal Sponsorship: $300 –  includes your logo on the printed program

Registration is now open.  You may register on the form sent via email and pay online at our website ilstma.org.

We  look forward to seeing you on February 20th!

Please note the following information:

***Parking is only available at the Krasa Student Center Parking Lot (south of the sports complex) and the Parking Garage (south edge of campus) in a parking space.  These are one minute away from our meeting place – Goodwin Hall. Tickets will be issued in any other locations.    View campus map.

***Smoking policy:  The University prohibits the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes on all our campuses. In addition to all buildings, it applies to all outside property and grounds. In a kind and courteous manner, each community member has responsibility to remind individuals of the University policy. This policy will be enforced like any other student conduct/employee violation. Individuals desiring to smoke may do so in their car. ***

If you have any questions, please email Claudia at illinoisstma@gmail.com.

 

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