MASTMA Annual Spring Meeting

    March 16, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    US National Arboretum
    3501 New York Ave NE
    Washington, DC 20002
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    Please join the Mid-Atlantic Sports Turf Managers Association for our Annual Spring Meeting at the US National Aroretum which is operated by the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service as a division of the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.  Encompassing 446 acres total, the Arboretum functions as a major center of botantical research. It conducts research on trees, flowering plants, shrubs and turf, as well as the development of plants.  Turfgrass in particular has a major impact on our quality of life.  The U.S. National Arboretum's Grass Roots Initiative is a four-year, in-depth look at the science behind this familiar, but often misunderstood, landscape plant.

    USNA Grassroots Initative

    Tentative Event Schedule
    Additional Details Forthcoming

    8 am   Registration & Networking
    Breakfast sponsored by Rain Bird Corporation

    9 am   Message from the President 
    Ryan Bjorn, Maryland SoccerPlex

    930 am   Geoff Rinehart, University of Maryland

    1030 am  Dr. Frank Wong, Bayer

    1130 am   Jerad Minnick, Natural Grass Advisory Group

    1230 pm  Lunch
    Sponsored by Turf Trade

    130 pm  Michael Gildea, Chevy Chase Club

    230 pm   Grassroots Facility Tour
    Joe Doherty & Geoff Rinehart (followed by Q&A)

    330 pm Networking
    Beer sponsored by Finch Services, Inc.


    Special thanks to our event sponsors, Turf Trade, Rain Bird Corporation, Finch Services, and annual sponsors:

    Newsom Seed
    Turface Athletics
    Fisher & Son
    Genesis Turfgrass
    Turf Equipment & Supply
    Oakwood Sod Farm
    Sod Solutions
    Central Sod Farms
    Landscape Supply
    Hummer Turfgrass
    Finch Services