SFMA post-conference education

SFMA’s annual conference is Jan. 12-13, and it continues with two hours of virtual education each week, post-conference, through March 2. All registrants for the two-day virtual annual conference will automatically have their registration extended to attend these free sessions. For those who did not register for the annual event, these sessions will be available, if you join or renew your 2021 SFMA membership and then register for this education. 

The session dates and its featured educators include:

Tuesday, January 19

2-3 p.m. EST: Fraise Mowing Effects, Uses, and Recovery

Ray McCauley, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

3:15-4:15 p.m. EST: Self Care…Can Improve Leadership, Mentorship, and Relationships

Tim VanLoo, CSFM, Iowa State University; Amber VanLoo, Bella Homes

Tuesday, January 26

2-3 p.m. EST: Irrigation: Grass Health, Surface Quality, and Sustainability

Bryan Hopkins, Ph.D., Brigham Young University; Neil Hansen, Ph.D., Brigham Young University; Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Meter Group

3:15-4:15 p.m. EST: Let’s Talk About Our Mental Health: Managing Stress in Difficult Times

Lisa Goatley, LPC – The Cascade Group

Tuesday, February 2

2-3 p.m. EST: Managing High Traffic Fields

Pamela Sherratt, Ohio State University; John Sorochan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

3:15-4:15 p.m. EST: I Speak Agronomy, My Coach Speaks Athletics – What Now?

Marc Moran, CSFM, Atlee High School; John Corbin, Atlee High School

Tuesday, February 9

2-3 p.m. EST: Sustainable Sand-Based Turfgrass; 11 Seasons at Target Field

Larry DiVito, Minnesota Twins

3:15-4:15 p.m. EST: It’s Only Fair if it’s Hit Between First and Third 

Jeffrey Fowler, Penn State University Extension

Tuesday, February 16

2-3 p.m. EST: How to Find and be a Part of Successful Internships

Adam Thoms, Ph.D., Iowa State University; Steve Lord, CSFM, Cincinnati Reds; Weston Appelfeller, CSFM, Austin FC

3:15-4:15 p.m. EST: Where is the Future of our Industry?

Drew Miller, Brentsville Turfgrass Management Program; Dan Sandor, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University

Tuesday, February 23

2-3 p.m. EST: Bluemuda for Beginners

Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., MountainView Seeds; Brian Winka, CSFM, Advanced Turf Solutions

3:15-4:15 p.m. EST: 2021 Weed Management Update

Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee; Gerald Henry, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Tuesday, March 2

2-3 p.m. EST: Field Testing Synthetic Fields: The Basics and Beyond

Kyley Dickson, Ph.D., University of Tennessee; John Sorochan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

3:15-4:15 p.m. EST: Introducing SFMA’s “Best Practices” Document and Promoting Environmental Certification

Zachary Holm, CSFM, New York Red Bulls; Victoria Wallace, University of Connecticut

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