11th Annual Winter Meeting

  • March 15, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Appleton, Timber Rattlers stadium


  • all partnership members
  • paid annual membership fees and registration for event at same time, $90.00
  • Registration for 2019 Annual Winter Meeting
    Thursday, February 7, 2019
    Appleton, WI
    Timber Rattlers Stadium

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Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Timber Rattlers Stadium.

Wisconsin Sports Turf Managers Association

11th Annual Winter Meeting

Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Timber Rattlers, Appleton, WI


$55.00 for members of the WSTMA, includes coffee bar and lunch

$65.00 for non-members, includes coffee bar and lunch



8 to 9am                    Registration, coffee bar, and Trade Show visits


9 to 9:15                    Welcome by President Bart Bartelme and introduction of Board Members


9:15 to 9:300am         Awarding of WSTMA Roy Zehren Student Scholarships


9:30 to 10:30am         Irrigating for Now and the Future. Dan Feick FRS Design


10:30am to 11am          Trade Show interaction, coffee refills


11:00am to noon         Managing Toward Uniformity for Athlete Wellbeing

                                    Troy Carson, Toro Company, Senior Research Agronomist


As sports turf managers, your desire is to provide high quality playing surfaces for athletes to compete on. New research is indicating that surface variability may be a contributor to athlete injury. We will discuss this research, examine tools and technologies for assessing field uniformity, and explore the possible future of field maintenance. Attendees can expect to leave with a greater understanding of the role that uniform predictable surfaces play in athlete wellbeing, the importance of managing toward uniformity, and the tools and technologies available for doing just that.


Noon to 12:45pm          Partnership appreciation by President Krupke

                                                    Lunch and Trade Show interaction


12:45 to 2:00pm             4 Secrets to Becoming a S.T.A.R. - How to Attain Success in Your

                                    Personal and Professional Life

                                       Neil Ihde is a speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ. 


 2:00 to 2:30pm               Sports Turf Tidbits                 

                                                   WSTMA Poa research results  

                                                   By-laws update and vote

                                                   Coon Valley Field Day Project

                                                   Wisconsin Turfgrass Association Field Day

                                                   Equipment Sharing

                                                   And more!


2:30pm to 3:15pm         Closing, random drawing of three new WSTMA shirts and, random 

                                  drawing of gift cards

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