SportsField Management Podcast

Whether you are in the field or on the go, you can be listening to sports field management education, information and interviews. Through conversations with industry experts, the SportsField Management Podcast brings you in-depth insight to better manage your sports field and facilities. And it’s all available whenever – and wherever – you are. * SportsField Management is the official publication of the Sports Field Managers Association (SFMA)

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Thursday Apr 06, 2023

On this episode of the SportsField Management Podcast, we speak with Dr. Chase Straw – assistant professor of turfgrass management and physiology at Texas A&M University, and academic director for the SFMA Board of Directors – about his research, technology for turfgrass management, innovations and advancements, trends and more.


Thursday Apr 06, 2023

Thursday Apr 06, 2023

Join host John Kmitta and special guests on conversations about issues surrounding the sports field management industry. 

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

In this edition of the SportsField Management Podcast, we discuss the topic of utility vehicles with Noah Wahl, global product marketing manager, Workman utility vehicles, at The Toro

Tuesday Sep 07, 2021

This edition of the SportsField Management Podcast is an excerpt from our interview with Dr. Grady Miller, professor and extension specialist at North Carolina State University. Dr. Miller is also a director of the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education.

Wednesday Jun 23, 2021

In this edition of the SportsField Management podcast, we speak with Marcela Munoz – technical manager for turf and landscape for the Europe, Africa and the Middle East region for Syngenta – about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international sports field management.


Tuesday Apr 20, 2021

Tuesday Apr 20, 2021

This edition of the SportsField Management Podcast is an excerpt from an STMA Conference presentation on the topic of smart irrigation. The speaker, Ben Polimer, is fields and grounds coordinator, Town of Weston, Mass.

Tuesday Feb 23, 2021

This edition of the SportsField Management podcast is an excerpt from our interview with new STMA President Nick McKenna, CSFM, athletic field maintenance manager at Texas A&M University. President McKenna discusses the benefits of STMA’s Certified Sports Field Manager designation, sports field management during a pandemic, and shares his vision for STMA.

Wednesday Sep 02, 2020

This edition of the SportsField Management Podcast is an excerpt from our SportsField Management Interview with Eric Harshman, grounds superintendent, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Tuesday Jul 07, 2020

Trevor Vance, Kansas City Royals senior director of groundskeeping and landscaping, shares advice for dealing with current challenges and how to present safe, visually stunning fields no matter the circumstances.

Thursday Jun 04, 2020

John Watt, CSFM, director of fields and grounds for North Kansas City School District in Kansas City, Mo., recently joined John Kmitta, associate publisher/editorial brand director of SportsField Management, to discuss fields and grounds maintenance amid the challenges brought on by COVID-19.


About the Host

John Kmitta is associate publisher and editorial brand director of SportsField Management magazine (official publication of the Sports Field Management Association). He has spent more than two decades covering the green industry, including the sports field management, landscape/lawn maintenance, horticulture, arboriculture, golf and outdoor power equipment markets. As a result, John brings his wide-ranging industry insight to the SportsField Management podcast 

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