Industry News

STMA membership renewals extended/unemployment benefit available

April 7, 2020

STMA has extended its renewal process until midnight April 30 before a membership is officially dropped and services are halted.  STMA thanks those who have been able to renew. According to

IA offering a discount on educational resources

April 7, 2020

During this time, students, employees and business owners all over the world have had their regular lives disrupted. With many education and work opportunities currently not available, the Irrigation Association

Receive grant money toward field improvements

April 7, 2020

USA Football announced the opening of its field improvements grant program. This year grants are awarded for lighting and scoreboards.  The USA Football Grant Program enables youth leagues and scholastic teams

STMA supports third edition of top resource

April 7, 2020

STMA is a partner with Wiley Publishing in the just released, revised and updated Third Edition of Sports Fields: Design, Construction and Maintenance. This key resource for sports field managers

A memo to employers from STMA CEO Kim Heck, CAE

April 3, 2020

Sports Turf Managers Association CEO Kim Heck, CAE, issued the following memo to employers in the sports fields and facilities industry: As we all deal with the spread of the pandemic,

A message from STMA President Jimmy Simpson, CSFM

April 2, 2020

STMA President Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, shared the following message via e-mail to members on April 1: The constantly shifting sands of the COVID-19 crisis has magnified the many challenges everyone is

NESTMA shares information regarding online learning resources

March 31, 2020

Online learning is a great opportunity to keep up to date with the industry’s latest best practices and research. With that in mind, New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA)

NALP provides state-by-state COVID-19 guidance

March 31, 2020

According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), after working with the Department of Homeland Security for weeks to ensure that landscape services are included in the Federal Guidance

MSU plant and soil service labs remain open during COVID-19 shutdowns

March 31, 2020

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations.

NCS4 to host crisis communications webinar

March 31, 2020

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), in conjunction with Security Industry Association, will host free webinar on crisis communication, emergency planning and response. The webinar will