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Industry News

How to develop and manage your professional network

February 22, 2018

A 2-minute tip to success from SFMA: SFMA’s annual conference and exhibition is the quintessential event for networking. If you attended this year’s event, these tips will help you to extend and expand

MLB attempts to speed up games

February 22, 2018

The sight of Gary Sanchez repeatedly calling time to go confer with his pitcher will become, well, at least a bit less frequent. The New York Yankees catcher has been among

School hopes shock pad is safer

February 22, 2018

Officials at Jackson R-2 School District in Missouri hope extra investment in a shock pad will make new synthetic turf surfaces that much safer for student-athletes. Jackson High School’s football and

Maximize your purchasing power with NJPA contract

February 22, 2018

From Toro’s “Grounds for Success” newsletter: Planning to update your fleet soon? Consider leveraging the purchasing power of Toro’s national cooperative contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA). With this partnership between

Q&A with Dr. Grady Miller

February 20, 2018

Q: What can I do to improve my field(s)? A: During the year, I get asked this question frequently. About 6 weeks ago, I was visiting with a new coach at

More baseball stadiums expand safety netting

February 20, 2018

The mood inside Yankee Stadium shifted dramatically during a game last September when a foul ball, clocked at 105 mph, shot off the bat of Todd Frazier and struck a

Drought tolerance in turfgrasses online presentation from SFMA

February 20, 2018

Unpredictable rainfall, rising temperatures, and consumption by increasing urban populations often are limiting the water available for managing and sustaining turfgrasses. In this presentation, the reasons for slow advancements in

Katie McIntyre with Jamie Honeyman, head groundsman, Dagenham & Redbridge FC

February 20, 2018

In this latest industry interview, conducted back in late December, Sports Venue Busniess’ Katie McIntyre caught up with Jamie Honeyman, Head Groundsman at Vanarama National League side, Dagenham & Redbridge

Iowa State, Mt. San Antonio College winners at SFMA Student Challenge

February 13, 2018

Congratulations to all SFMA Student Challenge participants for their exceptional performance on the 2018 exam! The Student Challenge is presented by SAFE, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and supporting sponsor Ewing.  Ten

SFMA Commercial member spotlight on Doug Schattinger, Pioneer Athletics

February 13, 2018

This month we hear from Doug Schattinger, President, Pioneer Athletics, Cleveland, OH: SportsTurf: How do you develop relationships with turf managers? Schattinger: The best way to develop a relationship is to sit