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SAFE Foundation Raises More Than $40,000!

February 1, 2019

The SAFE Foundation (The Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone), which is STMA’s charity raised more than $40,000 during the STMA Annual Conference and Exhibition, held last month. The

CSFMs Class of 2018!

February 1, 2019

Our certified sports field managers program validates the professionalism and the continuing commitment of those who have gone above and beyond the requirements of job performance and have demonstrated a

2-Minute Tip to Success – Pat Yourself on Your Back!

February 1, 2019

If you attended conference (or not) here’s why attending is important to your career.

BrockFILL organic infill introduced

January 31, 2019

Brock USA has released the aptly named “BrockFILL” – the first affordable and durable organic replacement for crumb rubber. In late 2014 Brock USA began assembling a team of researchers

Three years in, new turf sought for Vikings stadium

January 31, 2019

According to a report from Brian Bakst, MPRNews.org, less than 3 years after U.S. Bank Stadium’s opening, the facility’s landlord and main tenant are ready to swap out the carpet. The

Maryland HS field blamed for lacerations

January 31, 2019

According to an article by Caitlynn Peetz in Bethesda Magazine, a synthetic surface at Richard Montgomery (MD) High School underwent maintenance in the fall following complaints that athletes received deep,

Berea College implementing total smoke-out

January 31, 2019

The Berea College (KY) General Faculty Assembly recently voted in favor of a new policy prohibiting use of tobacco and electronic smoking devices on campus. The new policy, scheduled to

Meet the new STMA Board of Directors

January 29, 2019

The STMA announced its 2019 Board of Directors during the 30th annual Conference and Exhibition held in Phoenix, AZ last week. The 13-member board officially took office January 24 at

Interesting details from consultant’s field overhaul report on grass and turf

January 29, 2019

Noah Asimow of the Vineyard Gazette covered a recent meeting on Martha’s Vineyard, MA about the first phase of a multi-million-dollar overhaul of school athletic fields. “In a formal presentation last

HS turf management course blossoming

January 29, 2019

Eric Poston in The Independent, Massillon, OH, covered a story about this new program: “You get to do a little bit of everything in here,” R.G. Drage instructor John DiMascio