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Earn a Microcredential!

April 1, 2019

Five STMA members have already earned a microcredential in sports field drainage. The microcredential is a way for members to enhance their education in specialized topics. Those completing the microcredential

New Construction Resource

April 1, 2019

The Institute has added a new construction and renovation resource for sports fields provided by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). Check them out here.

Turf Rundown – Synthetic Turf: History, Design, Maintenance, and Athlete Safety

April 1, 2019

Synthetic turf has become an increasingly common playing surface for athletics and has changed dramatically since its introduction more than 50 years ago. Along with changes to surface design, maintenance

April is National Lawn Care Month

April 1, 2019

April is National Lawn Care Month! National Lawncare Month offers the ideal opportunity for sports field managers to highlight the benefits of natural grass in their communities. HOW TO SPREAD THE

Learn how to Influence Legislation

April 1, 2019

STMA’s Advocacy Manual provides information to help you and your chapter understand the most effective ways to oppose impending regulations. It has easy-to-implement strategies to build relationships with legislators, how

Use Certification to Elevate your Position

April 1, 2019

Certification brings an element of credibility; it shows an added level of commitment to be at the top of your profession. STMA has two certification programs: Certified Sports Field Manager

Two-Minute Tip to Success – 4 Reasons Why you Should Become Certified

April 1, 2019

Certification tells employers and your professional peers that you’re well-qualified and that you take your career seriously. It can help you find a good job, advance in your career and

STMA’s Call for Presentations is Now Open!

March 1, 2019

Share your expertise by being a presenter at the 2020 STMA Conference and Exhibition. The conference will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida from January 13-16. Presenting at the

Free Webinar on Training the Next Gen

March 1, 2019

The Webinar: Tim Van Loo, CSFM on mentoring and training the next generation of sports turf managers. This presentation was originally given at the 2019 STMA Annual Conference. When Available: February

2020 Conference to Take Place One Day Earlier

March 1, 2019

Starting in 2020 in West Palm Beach, the conference will shift back one day to officially start with pre-conference education on Monday and conclude on Thursday with the Annual Awards