Daily Schedule Schedule

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  • Sunday November 14, 2021
  • Monday November 15, 2021
  • Tuesday November 16, 2021
  • Wednesday November 17, 2021
  • Carolina Room
02:00 PM - 06:00 PMSunday By TBA1

Certified Sports Field Manager Exam – Pre-Registration Through STMA is Required

  • Carolina Room
  • Myrtle Beach National
Advanced Workshop
10:00 AM - 06:00 PMAdvanced Workshop By Bruce Suddeth/Tommy Walston
11:00 AM - 06:00 PMCarolina Cup Golf Scholarship Fund Raiser By John Deere

  • Carolina Room
  • Springs Room
  • Ground Floor
STMA Association Update
08:00 AM - 08:20 AMSTMA Association Update By Nick McKenna
Keynote
08:30 AM - 10:00 AMKeynote By Greg Blake

The New Normalcy

General Session I
01:30 PM - 02:30 PMGeneral Session I By Moderator: Chris Ball

Professional Track – Did we learn anything in 2020 (Panel Discussion)

Clark Cox – Jake Holloway – Matt Arms

Breakout Session I
02:30 PM - 03:30 PMBreakout Session I

Turf Track – Dr. Haibo Liu – Turf Soil Chemistry – PESTICIDE CEU

Pro track – Mike Echols – Success by Crew

Facility track – Jason Londeree, Bill McLemore – TK – 12 School Maintenance

Breakout Session II
03:30 PM - 04:30 PMBreakout Session II

Facility track – Jimmy Simpson – Sportsturf on Shoestring budgets

Turf track –Dr. Terri Billieson – Ants, grubs, army worms PESTICIDE CEU

Facility track – Luke Yoder – Cost of Ownership

07:00 AM - 08:00 AMBreakfast By Helena

Complimentary Breakfast

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch By TSP/Jacobsen

Complimentary Lunch

10:00 AM - 12:30 PMTrade Show
  • Carolina Room
  • Springs Room
General Session II
08:30 AM - 09:30 AMGeneral Session II By Dr. Grady Miller

What are BMPs and how do you use them?

Breakout Session III
09:30 AM - 10:30 AMBreakout Session III By Nick McKenna & Dr. Jim Kearns

Facility Track – Nick McKenna – Fields of Dreams Experience

Turf Track – Dr. Jim Kearns – Turf Diseases – PESTICIDE CEU

Breakout Session IV
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMBreakout Session IV By Dr. Joseph Roberts & Dr. Travis Gannon

Turf Track – Dr. Joseph Roberts – Approaches to Managing Root Pathogens in your Field – PESTICIDE CEU

Turf Track – Dr. Travis Gannon (weeds) PESTICIDE CEU

07:00 AM - 08:00 AMBreakfast By Helena

Complimentary Breakfast

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Scheduled Speakers

Greg BlakeKeynote Address

Greg Blake, Chief Engagement Officer for PepWorks International will bring an engaging,
“edutaining” and interactive session... Life Lessons For The New Normalcy for Sports
Turf Managers. The practical, applicable and memorable tools, tips and techniques you
will learn can be implemented the first day back at your worksite.

Greg BlakeKeynote Address

Greg Blake, Chief Engagement Officer for PepWorks International will bring an engaging,
“edutaining” and interactive session... Life Lessons For The New Normalcy for Sports
Turf Managers. The practical, applicable and memorable tools, tips and techniques you
will learn can be implemented the first day back at your worksite.

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Nick McKenna2021 STMA President

Nick McKenna, CSFM, is in his 13th year with Texas A&M University, currently in the tenth year of his second stint.

McKenna is a graduate of Iowa State University (2002) with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in horticulture with a turfgrass management focus. He served as a student worker in the athletic department during his time in Ames and upon graduating McKenna worked as an athletic groundskeeper at Texas A&M from 2003-05.
Prior to returning to College Station in 2011, McKenna spent four years as part of the athletic field maintenance team at Virginia Tech. From 2011-15, he served as an Athletic Fields Foreman and oversaw Olsen Field, the home of Texas A&M baseball. McKenna has served in his current role as the Assistant Athletic Fields Maintenance Manager since 2015 where he is jointly responsible for overseeing all of the playing surfaces for the Texas A&M Athletic Department.

In 2016, he was elected to the Sports Turf Managers Association board of directors and has continued in that capacity for the past 5 years. He currently is serving as the President of the association for 2021.

Nick McKenna2021 STMA President

Nick McKenna, CSFM, is in his 13th year with Texas A&M University, currently in the tenth year of his second stint.

McKenna is a graduate of Iowa State University (2002) with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in horticulture with a turfgrass management focus. He served as a student worker in the athletic department during his time in Ames and upon graduating McKenna worked as an athletic groundskeeper at Texas A&M from 2003-05.
Prior to returning to College Station in 2011, McKenna spent four years as part of the athletic field maintenance team at Virginia Tech. From 2011-15, he served as an Athletic Fields Foreman and oversaw Olsen Field, the home of Texas A&M baseball. McKenna has served in his current role as the Assistant Athletic Fields Maintenance Manager since 2015 where he is jointly responsible for overseeing all of the playing surfaces for the Texas A&M Athletic Department.

In 2016, he was elected to the Sports Turf Managers Association board of directors and has continued in that capacity for the past 5 years. He currently is serving as the President of the association for 2021.

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Clark CoxPanel Discussion

Assistant AD/Sports Turf & Landscaping Services/Interim Facilities Services Director

Clark CoxPanel Discussion

Assistant AD/Sports Turf & Landscaping Services/Interim Facilities Services Director

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Chris BallPanel Discussion
Chris BallPanel Discussion
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early bird pricing ends october 31, 2021

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