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SFMA membership renewals happening now

November 14, 2023

You can renew your SFMA membership until December 31, 2023 to take full advantage of membership benefits in 2024. Renew online at sportsfieldmanagement.org by logging into your account and adding your

Meet NTEP’s Kevin Morris

October 31, 2023

Kevin Morris, executive director of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), embarked on his journey in the turfgrass industry back in the early ’80s. His career began with a decision

Equip Expo has record breaking attendance

October 30, 2023

With more than a million square feet of exhibits and 30 acres outside, Equip Exposition once again broke records in attendance and exhibit space sales. The trade show expanded its

SFMA Student Challenge registration now open

October 24, 2023

Registration for the SFMA Student Challenge has opened and challenge competitors have a deadline of Dec. 15 to register. Presented in partnership with the SAFE Foundation, Hunter Industries and supporting sponsor

McNitt retires from Penn State

October 16, 2023

Andrew McNitt, Ph.D., professor of soil science, director of the Center for Sports Surface Research and technical adviser to the National Football League (NFL), retired from Penn State after a

Alabama installs SubAir Sport system at Bryant-Denny Stadium

October 16, 2023

University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium recent field surface renovation features a natural grass playing turf, a synthetic turf sideline and a SubAir Sport System with TurfWatch Technology to facilitate rapid

Norfolk Tides head groundskeeper retires after 46 years

October 13, 2023

Kenny Magner, head groundskeeper of the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles), announced his retirement after 46 seasons with the ballclub. The Tides capped off Magner’s career with

Project EverGreen debuts Clean Air Calculator

October 10, 2023

Project EverGreen debuted its Clean Air Calculator at the ELEVATE Conference in Dallas. The calculator will measure the environmental benefits of green spaces and provide a game-changing tool for green

ARA, Toro Foundation transforms baseball field in Montana

October 10, 2023

The American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation, in partnership with The Toro Company Foundation, Flathead County Parks and Bigfork Baseball Association, completed a Community Impact project in Bigfork, Montana to benefit

NorCal SFMA invites members to turfgrass forum

October 10, 2023

The NorCal SFMA chapter sponsors Turf Star Western and Simplot Turf and Horticulture will be hosting a turfgrass forum Nov. 1-2 at the Silverado Resort in Napa. Registration is currently open