The 2023 SFMA Conference & Exhibition was a Success!

SFMA was pleased to welcome more than 1,850 participants, including nearly 1,100 attendees and 700 exhibitors to the Salt Palace Convention Center. Four days of industry education, networking events and product demonstrations were highlighted by our bowling tournament, cornhole and indoor backyard games and the live auction, all benefiting the SAFE Foundation.

Attendees enjoyed learning via education sessions and panels given by renowned industry leaders. Sessions focused on turfgrass management, facility management, synthetic turf, pest control, water, industry developments, diversity and inclusion, 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:

  • Jesse Driver, CSFM, Mid-Atlantic Turf, Inc.– George Toma Golden Rake
  • Weston Appelfeller, CSFM, Austin FC– Dick Ericson Award
  • Chad Price, CSFM, CFB, Carolina Green Corp. – Harry C. Gill Award
  • Dr. Cale Bigelow, Purdue University – Dr. William H. Daniel Award