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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8 SportsTurf | February 2017 FIELD SCIENCE F or the third consecutive year, STMA members elected someone raised on a farm. There must be something about growing up in an environment that requires a strong work ethic and dealing with Mother Nature that breeds leadership traits. Tim Van Loo, CSFM, was officially installed as STMA's 24th President at last month's Annual Meeting in Orlando. Tim is Manager of Athletic Turf & Grounds for Iowa State University in Ames. SportsTurf emailed Tim some questions late last year: SportsTurf: Where did you grow up and what were your interests then? Van Loo: I grew up in a small town in Michigan, Gregory, and I graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1997. My interests were mostly basketball and golf. School was simply a way to compete in sports! ST: What things did you learn from your parents that still stick with you? Van Loo: I am blessed with fantastic parents; I am who I am because of them. My mom is a giver/care taker. She deeply loves people and wants to serve. I learned the value of volunteering your time to things Tim Van Loo, CSFM MEET 24TH PRESIDENT OF THE SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION " Tim is very thorough and professional in everything that he does, and likes to make sure every angle to a discussion item has been fully vetted. Tim wants everyone to have looked outside the box for the full picture. These qualities will serve him well as the next President of STMA. " — Jeff Salmond, CSFM, STMA Immediate Past President

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