KTC and KySTMA Conference Coming Soon

We need your support  and attendance at our upcoming KySTMA conference session on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  Belterra has been a great site for us in the past and we look forward to possibly entering the golf tournament on Monday, Oct 21, the opening session, annual KTC business session, UK research update, and the outstanding Trade Show on Tuesday, Oct 22 and the workshops, split educational sessions, and the KySTMA Business session on Wednesday, Oct 23.  We will be electing new officers for the KySTMA and if you want to get involved, please let us know asap.  We have six outstanding speakers scheduled for the Sports Turf Session.  you just do not want to miss this!  Registration information can be obtained from the KTC Web site at www.KyTurfCouncil.com.



KySTMA Regional Workshop – June 25

This will likely be the most outstanding workshop that we have gven in years.  The am session will be held at the Campbell County Extension Office.  We have six speakers, all with Professional and College experience.  The pm session will be held at the Bengals Practice Facility.  This session will include  equipment/product exhibits placed on the fields, afterwhich Darian Daily will share his expereince managing the different grasses, measuring field hardness and maintaing the synthetic surface on the game field.  Four CEU’s will be awarded.  The cost is only $15 and that includes a catered lunch.  Please register by calling (859) 572-2600.  All of the program details are available on the Workshop Brochure. 

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UK Turf Research Field Day & Painting Demo – June 13

The annual UK Turf Research Field Day is Thursday, June 13.  Program details and Registration information is on the UK web site at www.uky.edu/ag/ukturf. The usual research wagon tours will preceed the fabulous lunch, cooked and  served on the Spindletop grounds.  The cost is $15 and you will be able to receive 3 CEU’s if you attend three of the four hourly tours. 

Four one-hour workshops will be presented concurrently in the afternoon.  Although all of these will pertain to sports turf subjects, the one most likely of interest will be  “Field Painting – Lines, Logos, and Dormant Bermuda.  Marcus Dean and his UK staff will demo lines and logos painting, and Larry Klingenberg will present the latest on painting dormant bermuda.  Cost – $15. 


Western Kentucky Sports Turf Workshop – May 16

Our second Sports Turf Workshop of the season is scheduled for May 16, with  morning seminars to be held at the Daviess County Ext Office and the afternoon session held at various Owensboro parks.  We have a great and large group of speakers and Eddie Atherton, the Grounds Supervisor for  Owensboro Public Works will lead the afternoon critique of several fields.  You can qualify for four Pesticide CEU’s and visit with some or our outstanding exhibitors.  Please consider supporting Eddie Atherton, the exhibitors and the KySTMA with your attendance.  Invite others to attend with you.  We will have a great lunch provided by the Daviess County Cattleman’s Association.  The cost for all of this is only $15 per person.  Registration and other information is available on the attached brochure.  2013 West Ky sports turf workshop edited


Central Kentucky Sports Turf Workshop – Wednesday, May 8

We are less than two weeks away from our first sports turf workshop of 2013.  The Elizabethtown Sports Park is a ‘must visit’ location for all professional sports turf managers.  The Park Maintenance Superintendent, James Bergdoll, is one of only two Kentucky, STMA Certified Sports Turf Managers and he has done an excellent job with this new park. 

We will have several product and equipment exhibitors that will enhance the morning educational program that will be presented by four professional speakers.  Please pre-register so we can get the lunches ordered correctly.  The program will also offer four CEU’s that you may need to keep you legal when applying fertilizer and pesticides.   All the details are in the attached brochure.  Central KY Sports Turf workshop


2013 Confirmed Dates for KySTMA Activities

Feb. 28 – KySTMA Conference,  KTC Short Course on Feb -27 & 28 and Pesticide Training on Feb 26 –All at Crown Plaza, Louisville

May 8 – Elizabethtown Sports Turf Workshop with James Bergdoll at the Elizabethtown Sports Park

May 16 – Henderson County Sports Turf Workshop to be held at Henderson HS and Henderson County Extension 

June 13 – UK Turf Field Day (am)  & Sports Turf Demos (pm)

June 25 – Northern Kentucky Sports Turf Workshop to be held at the Campbell County Extension Office (am) and with Darian Daily at the Bengals Fields (pm). 

October 23 – KySTMA Sports Turf Session and the KTC Conference (Oct 21 – 23) – Belterra IN



2013 KySTMA Conference and KTC Short Course – Crown Plaza Louisville

We are less than three weeks away (Feb 27 – 28) from the KySTMA Conference and short course.  Hope you are planning on attending and are already preregistered.  If not, all of the information is available on the UK website at www.uky.edu/Ag/ukturf.  If you preregister by 22 February, the cost is only $35/day.  Late pre-registration and on-site registration will be $50/day.

The KySTMA conference on Thursday, Feb 28 is going to be really good.  Because of several last minute changes in the program a revision has been made.  The KDA will offer 3 General and 1 Cat 20 Pesticide Credit for this program.  Turf Short Course 2013 sports turf


KTC / KySTMA Annual Conference Fast Approaching

October 15 – 17 is the date of our Annual Conference.  This conference includes our annual KySTMA Business meeting and separate program.  It will be held again this year at the Belterra Resort, Florence, Indiana, only a Drive and Chip Shot across the Ohio from the Kentucky Speedway at Sparta.  Details concerning registration and lodging, etc. can be found at www.uky.edu/ag/ukturf/ktc.htm.   You can find a quick reference to the KySTMA program that will be held on Oct 17 by clicking K TC SportsTurf Program 2012.  It will be an outstanding program with plenty of time for  interaction with the speakers.  Hope to see you there! 



KTC/KySTMA Newsletter Changes Underway.

Dr. Dwight Barkley has edited and produced the KTC Newsletter from its inception almost FORTY (40) years ago.  That is almost unbelievable.    Most of that time he was also the Executive Director and Treasurer of the KTC.  He not only was  instrumental in starting  the KTC but he also has been the glue that held the KTC in its prominent position.  For the last few years he has been relinquishing some of his KTC duties to Dr. David Williams at UK. 

Most recently he gave up the newsletter reins to Dr. Gregg Munshaw, the new UK Turfgrass Extension Specialist.   With a young man’s computer skills, great newsletter software, and several years of  professional education experience at Mississippi State, Dr. Munshaw has just released his first KTC/KYSTMA Newsletter  and it is a DOOZY!  Check it out for yourself and be sure to congratulate Dr. Barkley for his decades of dedication to the KTC and to Dr. Munshaw for a job very, very well done.