Kay Patrick-Hile is Retiring from MiSTMA after 18 years of Super Support!

Posted on April 26th, 2021
 For the many, many people Kay has worked with, her positive attitude, responsiveness and people skills have earned her a reputation of “Quality Support with a Trademark Smile!” “Kay has been the backbone of our Association for years,” said Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association (MiSTMA) Pres…

STMA’s Call for Presentations is Open!

Posted on March 9th, 2021
Do you have athletic surface research, innovative practices, or hot topics to share with sports field managers and industry experts from around the world? STMA is accepting presentations for the 2022 Conference in Savannah, Georgia.
Here are 3 reasons you should submit a proposal this year:
1) Th…

Matt Cielen, CGCS joins Mavis Consulting as an Independent Consulting Agronomist

Posted on March 4th, 2021
Mavis Consulting, Ltd. is proud to announce the addition of Matt Cielen as an Independent Consulting Agronomist. Mavis Consulting works to provide the highest quality data and cultural/ fertility management recommendations through the use of Brookside Labs, Inc. while remaining independent …

2020 Student Scholarship Award Winner

Posted on March 2nd, 2021
My name is Keith Koch, and I entered the turfgrass industry right out of high school. I did not know at the time that it would evolve into my career. I worked at a local public golf course for about 5 seasons before making the transition to athletic fields. I wanted a new challenge and it was a benefit becau…

Welcome to the NEW

Posted on February 23rd, 2021

On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to welcome you to the new and improved Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association. Our association helps support sports turf managers and those who work in the sports turf industry. Our members come from varying fields: professional sport…

Spring 2021 , Seven Steps to Handle an Unprecedented Spring

Posted on February 2nd, 2021
By: Jim Speelman, CSFM
Hope College Athletic Field Manager
Past President of MiSTMA “Spring sports” is a relative term in my area of the Upper Midwest. Many of our collegiate spring teams start practicing outside in February, and that month would never be labeled spring in Michigan. Now this year, d…


Posted on January 15th, 2021
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) named recipients of its 2020 Founders’ Awards, recognizing those members who have made significant contributions to STMA and to the profession. The association’s highest honor, the four Founders Awards are named after pioneers and innovators who ha…