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:
Please save the date of February 19, 2020 for our Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting to be held at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.
Speakers confirmed for the day include:
Tim VanLoo (Iowa State University and STMA Past President)
Jamie Mehringer (Advanced Turf Solutions)
Andrew Marking (Bush Turf; Formally Quad City River Bandits)
We are awaiting confirmation from our fourth speaker.
Here is the tentative agenda for the day:
7:00 – 8:00 am Vendor Check-In and Set Up
8:00 – 8:50 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Vendor Time
8:50 – 9:00 am Welcome & Intros
9:00 – 9:45 am SPEAKER I
9:45 – 10:05 am Break/Vendors
10:05 – 10:50 am SPEAKER II
10:50 – 11:10 am Break/Vendors
11:10 – 11:55 am SPEAKER III
11:55 – 12:10 pm Award/Annual Meeting
12:15 – 1:05 pm Lunch/Vendors
1:10 – 1:55 pm SPEAKER IV
1:55 – 2:00 pm Wrap up/Adjournment
***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.
***Parking Policy: 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 anywhere else. Here is a link to the campus map for your convenience.
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.
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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Contact us today to discover more opportunities to learn about turf. We proudly serve professionals from all segments of the sports turf industry throughout the state of Illinois.