Parks & Recreation Director Attends STMA

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Parks and Recreation Director Elvin Ulmer recently attended the Sports Turf Managers Association’s 27th annual Conference & Exhibition from January 19-22, 2016 in San Diego, CA.
 
Approximately 1,200 leaders in the sports turf industry gathered at the San Diego Convention Center for more than 75 hours of cutting-edge sports turf education, dedicated networking functions and exhibitor demonstrations. Close to 70 educational sessions and panel discussions featured sports turf managers along with academic and commercial representatives from schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums. 
 
Sessions included agronomics, pest control, water, professional development, research, facility management, construction/renovation, industry developments and sustainability. 
 
The 2016 Conference & Exhibition in San Diego was the ideal opportunity for Ulmer to learn about the industry’s progression through technology, research and best practices. “This was an amazing conference because I was able to train with the experts in turf management. With everything changing from which herbicide and pesticides to use to technology and weed control, this conference allowed me the learn about how to better manage the city’s resources and bring back that information to share it with the crew,” Ulmer explained.

Laurel Parks and Recreation Director Elvin Ulmer pictured with members of the Oakland Raiders Grounds Crew, McCade Lynch, Dustin Pixton and Zachary Lougeuecker.

Laurel Parks and Recreation Director Elvin Ulmer pictured with members of the Oakland Raiders Grounds Crew, McCade Lynch, Dustin Pixton and Zachary Lougeuecker.