2022 SFMA Conference a success

SFMA was pleased to welcome nearly 1,700 participants, including more than 1,000 sports turf leaders and more than 660 exhibitors to the Savannah Convention Center. Four days of industry education, networking events and product demonstrations were highlighted by a volunteer rebuild of Mother Mathilda Beasley Park; seminar on wheels tour to The Historic Grayson Stadium, home of the Savannah Bananas; and the association’s rebrand reveal from STMA to SFMA (Sports Field Management Association)!

Attendees enjoyed learning sessions and panels given by renowned industry leaders. Sessions focused on turfgrass management, facility management, synthetic turf, pest control, water, industry developments, baseball and professional development.

Award winners recognized included “Field of the Year” recipients in professional, collegiate, schools and parks categories. The prestigious Founders’ Awards acknowledging significant contributions to the profession were bestowed to:

  • Steve Bush CSFM, CFB, Bush Sports Turf (posthumously) – George Toma Golden Rake
  • Joshua McPherson, CSFM, St. Louis FC– Dick Ericson Award
  • Doug Schattinger, Pioneer Athletics – Harry C. Gill Award
  • Dr. Nick Christians, Iowa State University– Dr. William H. Daniel Award

 Check out SFMA’s 2022 Conference Video Recap here.