The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA)
STMA is the not-for-profit professional association for the men and women who manage sports fields in the USA. Its more than 2,800 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums. The membership’s goal is to manage natural turf and synthetic surfaces to produce safe and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces for athletes at all levels of playing abilities. Since 1981, the association and its dozens of local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management.
Sports Turf Canada is an International Affiliate Organization of the STMA. Together they collaborate and share information and educational resources as well as providing one membership annually to the president of Sports Turf Canada. Sports Turf Canada members will receive conference registration and education and training resources at STMA member rates.
The Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA)
The WCTA is a not-for-profit association founded in the late 1950’s by a small group of turf managers who were interested in becoming better at their profession. Today, over 700 members represent a diversity of sectors such as golf courses, sports fields, school boards, municipalities, sod farms, nurseries, landscapers, lawn bowling greens, mechanics, horticulturists and industry suppliers, all supported through a variety of member services and education delivery programs..
The WCTA mandate includes the promotion of further education, turfgrass research and the exchange of information related to turfgrass management and recognizes within its membership a Sports Turf Managers Group. By partnering with Sports Turf Canada, these members will now have greater access to specialized education, professional development and resources in this sector niche.
The Sports Turf Managers Group complements the benefits offered by their regional association by enjoying reduced membership rates in Sports Turf Canada. The WCTA is now the conduit for Sports Turf Canada members originating in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. The associations explore joint educational and professional development opportunities. Join the WCTA and STC today!
Atlantic Golf Superintendents Association
Established in 1967, the Atlantic Golf Superintendents Association promotes the exchange of scientific and practical knowledge related to the care of golf courses. The AGSA recognizes and promotes the value of learning and teaching through the sponsorship of conferences, meetings and exhibitions for the benefit of members of the Association and the turfgrass industry.
The Atlantic Turfgrass Research Foundation
Established in 1995, the ATRF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the turfgrass industry in Atlantic Canada.