Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 05, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Concord Parks & Recreation, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, NH 03301

    NHRPA/NESTMA Maintenance Workshop

    The New Hampshire Recreation & Parks Association would like to invite you to our first annual Maintenance workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to rotate through four sessions and learn valuable tools and resources to take home and put to practice in their community.  To see the full workshop schedule and to register please  CLICK HERE

    The sessions & workshop schedule are outlined below: 

    Fertilization: Synthetic or Organic - Presenter: Frankie Dinardi, Organic First LLC, Rick Peruzzi, South Portland Parks and Recreation.

    What you feed your turf could make or break your turf management plan. We will discuss the pros, cons and best practices for each. We will hear how one department made the switch and never looked back!

    Alternative Parks & Amenities – Presenter: Craig Fraley, Amherst Parks & Recreation Department

    “If you build it, they will come” Break away from the diamond and rectangular fields at your parks and do something fun and new for all residents.  In this workshop we will go through the planning, budgeting and building process of many different low cost amenities for your parks.  We will discuss gaga pits, disc golf, mountain bike parks and other small additions to feature your existing parks.  

    Smart Field Maintenance Practices on a Smaller Budget – Presenter: Jess Hamilton MTE –Turf Equipment Solutions

    What tools do you have in your shed?  Jess will talk about solutions to purchasing smart equipment that does it all vs. having multiple tools that can only do one job.  In this session you will learn about being preventative and cost effective with your turf maintenance and not needing to pay for the high cost fixes after the fact. 

    Vendor Hall Session - visit with all the vendors as part of the rotating sessions.

    Lunchtime Round Tables:

    • Winter Pool Maintenance
    • Cemeteries
    • Playground Maintenance
    • Ball field Maintenance
    • Indoor Maintenance - preventative plans, daily/weekly maintenance
    • Thursday, October 03, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Butter Brook Golf Club, Westford, MA

    NESTMA joins forces with the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals at this popular golf tournament -  the proceeds from which benefit turf research and scholarships. Enjoy a round of golf with fellow sports turf professionals, followed by a delicious BBQ lunch, as well as a silent auction and raffle.  MALCP.org for more information.

    • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ken’s Steak House, Framingham, MA

    Know Your Audience: Strategies for Discussing Pest Management

    Jim Brosnan, Ph.D. • University of Tennessee

    Public pressure regarding pesticide use has increased to the point where many athletic field managers are prohibited from using pesticides all together.  Many feel comfortable discussing the merits of pesticide use to others within the industry but fail to confidently discuss the topic with the public. Jim Brosnan travels from Tennessee to provide NESTMA members with valuable training on how to effectively engage in pesticide use discussions with those outside the green industry.

    This is a great new chance for NESTMA members to meet, learn and network after hours.  Make connections – old and new – during the social hour, learn from a thought-provoking presentation, earn valuable CEU credit, and enjoy a delicious dinner at a popular steak house

Past events

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Summer Field & Turf Education Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Turf Techniques Workshop
Thursday, June 06, 2019 VRPA/NESTMA Vermont Maintenance Workshop
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 NESTMA Annual Meeting & Lunch
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation Conference & Show
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 STMA Conference & Expo
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Fall Workshop Registration
Thursday, October 04, 2018 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Summer Field Day
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Spring Turf Day
Monday, March 05, 2018 New England Regional Turfgrass Conference
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 STMA Annual Conference
Thursday, October 05, 2017 2017 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Fall Workshop
Thursday, August 10, 2017 UConn Field Day
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Summer Field Day
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 NEPA/NESTMA Spring Workshop
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 VT/NH Spring Maintenance Workshop

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