7:30 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit with Sponsors

8:30 a.m.
Pre-Emergent Herbicides and Grassy Weed Control: Successes and Failures*
Matt Elmore, Weed Science Extension Specialist, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
(With support from Helena Agri-Enterprises)

9:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

9:45 a.m.
Pests & Diseases in the Landscape: What’s Ahead*
Heather Faubert
University of Rhode Island Plant Protection Clinic, Kingston, RI

10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.
URI Athletics and Event Field Scheduling; Maintenance Practices and IPM that Support Healthy Athletic Fields
Brian Boesch, URI Turfgrass & Sportsfield Manager, Kingston, RI

*(approved for pesticide credit for all New England states)


Brian Boesch
University of Rhode Island

Victoria Wallace
UConn Extension

Local Hotels & Inns

Sheppard's Campus Ave B&B 
South Kingstown, RI
(401) 742-5903

Hampton Inn 
South Kingstown, RI
(401) 788-3500

Holiday Inn
South Kingstown, RI
(401) 789-1051

Where New England’s Sports Turf Professionals Get Business Done!

October 10, 2018 • 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

University of Rhode Island - Ryan Center
Kingston, Rhode Island

Sponsorship Opportunity

The region’s leading Sports Turf Managers attend NESTMA’s popular Fall Workshop every year.  Sponsorship is a cost-effective way to widen your customer circle, showcase your newest offerings, and develop relationships that lead to sales – all while demonstrating your company’s support for New England’s Sports Turf industry. Your sponsorship support of the Fall Workshop helps NESTMA offer this important education to members on a complimentary basis.

  • Meet face-to-face with key decision makers from across New England.
  • Build brand awareness & generate leads.
  • Underscore your company’s support of our region’s Sports Turf industry.

    Sponsor Levels

    NESTMA Member 



    • Logo recognition in all promotional material (digital & print)
    • Logo recognition in event signage and on-site program
    • One table in educational session room to display promotional material (equipment displays and/or demos are not a feature of sponsorship at this event)
    • Space for two (2) company representatives
    • Post event attendee list

    There’s no better way to meet and do business
    with Sports Turf Managers in New England today!

    Additional sponsorship opportunities (e.g. food & beverage or session sponsorship) are available.  Contact NESTMA for more information.

    NESTMA's Fall Workshop will be held rain or shine.

    Register to Sponsor Here


    Fall Workshop attendees and sponsors will need to order a complimentary visitors permit for their vehicles in advance to gain access to either the VIP or Boss Arena lots (see map). Be sure to visit before October 10 to register your vehicle and order your visitors permit. Visitors without permits will be ticketed and fined.

    Attendees may park in either of the VIP or the Boss Arena parking Lots (marked in GREEN on the map above). Both areas are short walking distance to the Ryan Center, however, the VIP lot is the closer of the two. Follow the roads highlighted in green to access these parking lots. Note: there is no internal road access between these parking lots on campus. Guests must access these parking lots from either of the routes shown on the map. The VIP lot can be accessed most directly from the Plains Road entrance to campus. The Boss Arena lot can only be accessed from the entrance off Route 138.  After parking in either of these areas, follow the blue highlighted walkway on the map to the entrance of the Ryan Center (marked "Enter Here" on map). This entrance is adjacent to the Alumni Lounge where the NESTMA Fall Workshop will be held.

    Charissa Sharkey, Sponsor Liaison
    (508) 653-1241

    NESTMA | 8-D Pleasant Street South | Natick, MA 01760 | (508) 653-1241

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