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:     Field Day – July 2019


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

The day included these featured speakers & topics:

  • Dr. Pam Sherratt – The Ohio State University, “Turf Challenge Identification and Diagnosis/Quiz” and “Money Saving Agronomic Tips for Sports Turf Managers/Quiz”
  • Travis Stephens – Park District of Oak Park, “Turf Management without Herbicides/Pesticides”
  • Eric Simmons – Hunter Industries, “Irrigation, Audits, and New Technology”

A Special Thank you to our Meal Sponsors:




Thank you to the following vendors for sponsoring tables for our members to visit:

Advanced Turf Solutions, Beacon Athletics, Burris Equipment, CDM Turf Consulting, LLC, Conserv FS, FieldTurf, Hunter, JW Turf, National Seed, Nordic Plow, Precision Laboratories, RainBird, Redexim, Reinders, SiteOne, Soil Tech Corp., Sportsfields, Inc., Turf & Soil Consulting, Van’s Enterprises,  and  Waupaca Sand & Solutions.

Thank you to Gewalt-Hamilton Asssociates for donating 2 Bulls tickets to the top quiz scorer.


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February 2019

Van’s Enterprises Open House

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Van’s Enterprises Wareouse, 60 Lebaron Street
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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AN OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION To commemorate the opening of our new building and 45 years in business. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 From 9am until 2pm 60 Lebaron Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 http://www.vansenterprises.com Food and beverages will be provided!    Product line specialists will be available!

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March 2019

National Seed Open House

March 8 @ 10:00 am
National Seed, 4720 Yender Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
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National Seed Open House & Vendor Information Booths March 8, 2019 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Lunch served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For Reservations call 630.963.8787 or contact your rep. Please make a reservation by 3/5/19.

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Reinders Green Industry Conference

March 13 - March 14
Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road
Waukesha, WI 53188 United States
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Reinders will be hosting their 24th Green Industry Conference March 13-14 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Waukesha Expo Center in suburban Milwaukee, WI. Visit gic.reinders.com for online show registration, seminar updates, and conference information.

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