Industry News

Tech is splitting US work force in two

February 19, 2019

A recent article by Eduardo Porter in the New York Times, “a small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances

Turfco’s founding family celebrates 100 years

February 12, 2019

Being in the same industry for 100 years is an achievement few family businesses can claim. From their grandfather who started National Mower Company in 1919, to the third generation

Biostimulant investment continues to soar

February 12, 2019

Robert Arnason writes on The Western Producer website about an article from Wired magazine that argues that farmers are overly dependent on synthetic fertilizers, which is why companies and scientists

Is the administration treating agriculture poorly?

February 12, 2019

An article by Ben Lilliston for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) claims the US Dept of Agriculture is “an afterthought to the Trump administration, despite the crucial

2019 InterMountain SFMA Chapter Conference Feb 21

February 12, 2019

Spence Eccles Field House on the campus of the University of Utah is the site for the 2019 InterMountain SFMA chapter’s annual Conference, scheduled for Thursday, February 21, from 8:30

Texas Rangers’ new stadium will have synthetic turf

February 5, 2019

Evan Grant of the Dallas News reported that the Texas Rangers will open their new stadium—and it will have an artificial playing surface. Last week the club announced a decision to

30th annual SFMA Conference highlights; Fowler wins Gill Founders Award

February 5, 2019

The Phoenix Convention Center housed more than 2,300 participants from over 14 different countries last week for SFMA’s 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition. Over the course of four days, attendees

Deadly mushrooms spreading across North America

February 5, 2019

The Atlantic reports that if ingested, severe illness can start as soon as six hours later, but tends to take longer, 36 hours or more. Severe liver damage is usually

Upcoming SFMA chapter regional events

February 5, 2019

2019 Middle Tennessee Area TVSFMA meeting is March 6 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, City of Franklin (TN) Parks Department Dr. Gregg Munshaw, University of Kentucky, will be speaking on #Bluemuda and

Updated worker protection standards from MSU Extension

February 4, 2019

Last year Michigan State University Extension published numerous articles on the updated Worker Protection Standards for trainers, workers and handlers that came into effect in 2018, including frequently asked WPS