Welcome to STMA Virginia Chapter!


2020 is an election year for the VSTMA Board of Directors.  Nominations for all board positions are currently being accepted by Whitnee Askew ([email protected]).  For a person to run for office they must be a current member of VSTMA, self nominations are also accepted.  The nomination period will close on November 20th.  An online ballot will be emailed to all current members on Nov. 23 and close on Dec. 7th.  A brief membership meeting will be held via zoom at 9 am on Dec. 9th.  The new elected board will be presented at this meeting as well as the annual business meeting for the association.


VSTMA Symposium 2020

If you were unable to attend the live webinar a recording is below or can be found on the VSTMA YouTube Channel.

Dr. Shawn Askew, Virginia Tech, discusses the use of Plant Growth Regulators on sports turf when maintenance requirements have been reduced.

Panel Discussion - Dealing with the Current Financial Reality and Budget Reduction Requests featuring Jesse Pritchard (Univ. of Virginia), Matt Austin (James City County, VA), and Dr. Mike Goatley (Virginia Tech)

Skin Maintenance During the Pandemic - Presented by Tyler Morris, Virginia Tech Athletics Field Coordinator & Joey Elmore, Salem Red Sox Director of Field Operations


STMA offers free Education to all affilated chapter members

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has made the decision to open its continuing education resources to all affiliated chapter members for the next six months.  To access these educational resources visit STMA.org and register as a New VisitorThe STMA's library of educational resources, known as The Institute of Sports Field Management, is a comprehensive collection that covers natural and artificial surface maintenance as well as professional development and management resources.  STMA is also partnering with its commercial partners to create the Commercial Partners Virtual Learning Lab that will house links to the various educational webinars, podcasts, and other resources from its commercial partners.
If you are not an STMA member we encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to tap into the educational offerings that the STMA has graciously extended to its chapter members!



Free membership for new members! 

The VSTMA is offering a free, 1 year trial membership to new members*.  Take advantage of this opportunity and join the VSTMA today! 

*New member is defined as an individual who has not been a member of the VSTMA in any capacity in the past.