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:

No Fall Workshop will be held in 2019.  

Please save the date for our Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting which will be held February 19th, 2020 at Benedictine University in Lisle.  More details to follow.

The ILSTMA 2019 Vendor & Education Field Day was held July 16th, on the beautiful campus of Northwestern University.

 

 

The ILSTMA just held its 2019 Vendor & Education Field Day on July 16th,  hosted on the beautiful campus of Northwestern University.  The program ran from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm with (6) 20 minute demonstrations for the members to see and participate in, as well as Vendor Booths visited.

 

A special thank you to our lunch time speakers. Jody Gill, CSFM and President of the STMA who spoke about the STMA and its programs and Zach Simons, Head Groundskeeper, Northwestern University who spoke about the arena, stadium and fields on both campuses.

                                                     

 

Thank you to our meal sponsor:         

 

 

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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February 2019

ILSTMA Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting 2019

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Benedictine University, 5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
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The ILSTMA Winter workshop/Annual Meeting will be held February 20, 2019 at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL.  The Featured Speakers along with the presentation topics and the day's agenda is on our Workshop/Events page.  The registration pricing is also available there.

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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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April 2019

ILSTMA April Board Meeting

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ILSTMA April Board Meeting via Conference Call.

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July 2019

Field Maintenance Clinic at Wrigley Field

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St.
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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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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August 2019

ILSTMA August Board of Directors Meeting

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The ILSTMA Board of Directors will conduct a meeting via conference phone call at 2:00 p.m.

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ILCA 11th Annual Turf Education Day (TED)

August 29
Joseph Regenstein, Jr School at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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$100

The ILCA Annual Turf Education Day (TED) will be held August 29, 2019. Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of at the Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL  60022 8:00 am - 3:00 pm All information is listed on their website:  ilca.net Here is the link to register: https://www.ilca.net/professional/events/#!event/register/2019/8/22/turf-education-day-te Registration costs are $100 for ILSTMA members. Call (630) 472-2851 with any questions.

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October 2019

ILSTMA Board Meeting for October

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The ILSTMA Board of Directors will hold their monthly board meeting October 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. via Phone Conference Call. For phone information to join, contact @ illinoisstma@gmail.com.

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