The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association and the New England Sports Turf Managers Association invite you to attend our 2019 Maintenance Workshop.
The entire morning is dedicated to hands-on educational sessions, visiting with the vendors and equipment demos. After the morning sessions we will break for lunch followed by a variety of roundtable discussions. Meet people from around the region who work in park and school settings. Attendees will walk away with specific resources and tools to apply within your own organization and community.
NESTMA members receive the VRPA member rate with special code. Also, register by May 23 for best rates!
Looking to exhibit at this event? Please visit the Invitation for Vendors/Commercial Partners here.
Turf Techniques Workshop
Effective Water Management in Sports Fields
Get offsite and outside with this practical, hands-on workshop focused on the challenge of water management in sports fields. From grading and drainage to turf selection and proper irrigation, you’ll learn how to improve field operations with expert advice you can put to work right away.
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Summer Field & Turf Education Day
Modern Sports Turf Management: Adapting to Change
This popular daylong program is aimed directly at leading sports turf managers in search of up-to-the-minute research and expert advice, as well the latest equipment and technology trends. You can expect an insider’s look at Boston College’s esteemed sports turf program, along with innovative insights and forecasting from expert presenters such as Gerald Henry, PhD of University of Georgia and Cornell University’s Art DeGaetano, PhD. Top industry suppliers will be on hand to bring you the hottest new equipment, services, and technology to help you improve operational efficiencies. Stay tuned for additional details coming soon.
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.
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
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