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 Field Day will be held July 16, 2019 at Northwestern University.  

More details to follow soon!

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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July 2019

ILSTMA Summer Workshop

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northwestern University Evanston, IL 60208 United States + Google Map

The ILSTMA is excited to announce that our Summer Workshop will be held July 16, 2019 at Northwestern University.  More details will be available soon.

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