Winter 2020 Sidelines Newsletter

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SIDELINES Providing Education and Training for Safer and Healthier Sports Turf Facilties

Texas Sports Turf Managers Association TXSTMA@GMAIL.COM


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Howdy, Welcome to The Texas Sports Turf managers Association. My name is Weston Floyd, and I am the TXSTMA president for 2020. I am an Athletics Field and Sports Turf Specialist at the University of Texas, and proud to represent Texas STMA for the coming year. The Texas STMA was established in 2004 by merging the North and South Texas STMA chapters to better serve sports turf professionals and the turfgrass industry in Texas. Our organization is comprised of professional turf managers across the state that manage college and university facilities, parks and recreation departments, school districts, private sport facilities, and professional sport venues. There is a plethora of knowledge around this state and in our industry for a turf manager of any level. We have outstanding professional and academic members that can assist you with any problem you may be facing. If you are already a member, we are glad you are a part of TXSTMA and look forward to seeing you at a field day this year. We have many members that do an outstanding job day in and day out under, sometimes, ridiculous demand or circumstances. We hope to showcase those members at events like this so others who might be searching for answers can get some help or ideas. If you are not member or are new to the group, we hope you will consider joining us and let us become another tool in your tool box. While membership is not always something an employer sees as a necessity, we strive to provide a product that is worth your time and money. We meet several times a year for our field days and equipment demonstrations. These events allow our sponsorship partners to showcase their products and they might help you with a need at your facility. We could not run our organization without their outstanding support and hope you will talk with them when you attend an event and let them show you their product. As a member, you will have access to our website, which has information providing industry news, turfgrass resources, and technical information. We also provide scholarships to students who are pursuing a major in the turfgrass industry and those currently employed looking for continuing education. I know we can help you in your professional development, as well as any personal goals that you have set for yourself. If you have questions or are looking for resources, please email a board member and we will try to assist you in any way possible. Our chapter executive, Benjamin Bauer, is also ready and willing to help you in any way and you can reach him at I am excited for this year and for TXSTMA. We have a lot of great people involved in this organization that truly love this industry, and they want to help promote it in our great state. I am honored to be trusted with guiding our organization this season, and hope to see you at an event soon. Sincerely, Weston Floyd


2020 MEMBERSHIP Whether this will be your first year or 30th year, we want you to be part of the Texas Sports Turf Managers Association in 2020. Texas STMA provides its members several opportunities throughout the year to network, share ideas, learn the latest research, and hear from top experts in the industry. Held at selected locations around the state, our events allow each member the chance to gain a better understanding of the sports turf manager's role in ensuring facility users have a safe and healthy sports turf to play on. These opportunities include: Regional Educational Field Days and Workshops Special Facility Tours Annual Meeting & Luncheon held in conjunction with the Texas Turfgrass Conference Vendor Exhibits Equipment Demonstrations Membership is very affordable with different plans depending on your role in the industry. Click below to learn more and sign up. If you have already joined for 2020, thank you for your support and please disregard this message.



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2020 STAR SPONSORS Join GLK Turf Solutions and Hunter Industries as a STAR SPONSOR in 2020 and receive $500 in free advertising. Promote your business and help TXSTMA educate members of our indusrty at the same time. Opportunities include: Field Days Equipment Demos Newsletter Promotion


2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Directors: President: Weston Floyd. University of Texas at Austin. Past President: Troy Crawford. Moneygram Soccer Park. President Elect: Russell Coe. Tri-Tex Grass. Treasurer: Nick McKenna, CSFM. Texas A&M University. 1st Commercial Vice President: Jeff Kadlec. GLK Turf Solutions. 2nd Commercial Vice President: Greg Carroll. Irrigators Supply. Chapter Executive: Benjamin Bauer. 614-581-6013 Committee Directors: Advertising: Mike Estlinbaum. Ewing Irrigation. Communication Committee: Dan Bergstrom, CSFM. BBVA Compass Stadium.

Membership: Justin Kupper. Pioneer Athletics. Scholarship: Kevin Hansen. Houston Texans. Region I (DFW): Andrew Siegel. Texas Christian University. a Region II (Austin/San Antonio): Jordan Vasques. The Circuit. Region III (Houston): Brad Finn. Rice University.

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