February 2017

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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Page 48 of 51 February 2017 | SportsTurf 49 ST: In your experience, what are the benefits of being an STMA member? Van Loo: Access to the best sports turf managers and sports turf researchers to better prepare safe sports fields. If it is watching presentations or reading this magazine, learning from the experts is easy to do when you are a member of the STMA. ST: What are most important issues facing STMA members today? And how do you think the Board can best address those issues? Van Loo: As our fields increase in quality we are being asked to do more and more on the fields. With outside events and extra play sports turf managers are being asked to do a lot more than in years past. Continuing to train our members in how to "unplug" when they can I think is being addressed with many of the professional development courses held at Conference every year. The increased awareness on safety will ultimately change how our job is viewed. Being ahead of these protocols and training our members on how to use the tools properly is also very important as we continue to make fields safe for the athletes that use them. The Board continues to try and spread awareness and importance of our profession. Jumping into social media is another way to spread our message and this will continue. Signature: (required) Date: Name: (please print) Title: Company: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: Fax: Email: (required) q Yes, please start/continue my FREE subscription to SportsTurf Which version would you like? (choose one) q Print q Digital February 2017 – Expires July 2017 – RS1702 Please complete this form in its entirety to receive your subscription. Mail to: EPG Media / ATTN: Circulation 10405 6th Ave N., Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55441 OR SUBSCRIBE ONLINE q No, thank you. 1 What is your company's primary business? (check ONLY ONE) F q Sports Complex G q Athletic Field and/or Park Architect/Designer T q School, College or University P q Park H q Other (please specify) _________________________________________________ 2 Which of the following best describes your title? (check ONLY ONE) A q EXECUTIVE/ADMINISTRATOR — President, Owner, Partner, Director, General Manager, Chairman of the Board, Purchasing Agent, Athletic Director B q MANAGER/SUPERINTENDENT — Superintendent, Landscape/Ground Maintenance Manager, Foreman, Supervisor C q GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL — Government Commissioner, Agent, Other Government Official D q SPECIALIST — Architect, Designer, Consultant, Agronomist, Horticulturist, Certified Specialist F q COACH E q Other (please specify)______________________________________ 3 Do you have the authority to buy, specify or recommend products and/or services for your business or organization? Y q Yes N q No 4 Yearly operating expenditures (excluding salaries) F q Over $1 million C q $50,001 - $100,000 E q $500,001 - $1 million B q $25,001 - $50,000 D q $100,001 - $500,000 A q $25,000 and under 5 Please also send a free subscription to the following at the same location Name _____________________________________Title__________________________ Name _____________________________________Title__________________________ " Iowa State Athletics was extremely lucky to have Tim join our staff in 2010. He's an exceptional leader and by every measure is recognized here as an exceptionally high achieving professional. STMA strives to have members recognized in their workplace circle and in their communities as professionals. Not many have the level of respect Tim does here and throughout the turf industry. His soft skills are as strong as his science skills yet the ability to focus sharply may be his strongest skill. When the work world around Tim gets "noisy" he's able to shut the noise out and deliver exceptional results. As demands of him increase, his embrace of the challenge gets tighter. "As someone who had the honor years ago of serving as President I can assure the staff and membership Tim lives and breathes this profession and understands our role and responsibility within the green industry. Those of us lucky enough to know Tim know he has great pride but no ego. Tim sincerely wants your opportunities and dreams to be fulfilled and rich, more than even his own. I'm blessed to see him live this every day. " — Mike Andresen, CSFM, facilities & grounds director, Iowa State SportsTurf Magazine ADVERTISERS' INDEX FEBRUARY 2017 Advertiser Page # Web Address Barenbrug USA 52 Beacon Athletics 35 Beam Clay 48 CoverSports USA 11 Ecolawn 48 Kubota Tractor 3 GreensGroomer 2 Midland-Smith Advertising 48 Pioneer Athletics 51 Redexim North America, Inc. 9 SAFE Foundation 34 The Toro Company 15 Turf & Soil Diagnostics 48 Turfco Manufacturing 19 TurfTime Equipment 48 World Class Athletic Surfaces 35 FIELD SCIENCE Continued from page 11 February 2017 | SportsTurf 49

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