• September 05, 2017 8:30 AM | Anonymous
    Written by Jay Hobgood, Ph. D.
    Associate Professor, Ohio State University
    Department of Geography

    September Summary

    The average temperature for September will be below normal.  Precipitation will be near normal for the month. 


    The weather pattern in September will be similar to the pattern we saw in August.  There will be an upper level ridge over the western U.S. and an upper level trough over the northeast.  That pattern will produce primarily northwesterly flow across Ohio during the month which will transport cooler air over the state.  Low pressure systems and cold fronts will move across the state on a regular basis and those systems will combine to drop near normal rainfall over the state.
  • July 14, 2017 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    Thanks to Jake Tyler of the Toledo Mud Hens for hosting the 2017 Summer Field Day!

    The day featured several hours of learning from one another, networking, idea sharing and fun! Thanks to the more than 50 attendees and of course, all of our partners!

    Check out a few pics of the event here

  • June 30, 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    By Jay Hobgood, Ph.D., Ohio State

    The average temperature for July will be above normal.  Precipitation will be near normal for the month. 

    The weather pattern in July will feature the typical hot humid weather associated with the middle of summer.  A large high pressure system centered over the Atlantic Ocean will circulate warm humid air over Ohio during much of the month.  Cold fronts will move south from Canada occasionally and they will provide brief breaks from the heat and humidity.  Since the wind will blow predominantly from the south, the average temperature will end up being above average for July.  Summertime thunderstorms and the occasional cold fronts will combine to produce near average rainfall in many parts of the state.

  • June 14, 2017 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    JULY 11, 2017

    Save the date for OSTMA's 2017 Summer Field day at Fifth Third Field, home of the Toledo Mud Hens.  Topics that will be covered include:  Growing grass in difficult locations, preparing to transfer from the summer heat to the fall, how groundskeepers can recruit high school students into the industry, best practices for managing employees, mid-season infield maintenance, making artistic mowing patterns, and a tour of Fifth Third Field.  

    We hope you can join us on July 11, 2017.  Registration information coming soon!           

  • April 05, 2017 3:31 PM | Anonymous

    Struggling with worn goal mouth areas? Weston Appelfeller of the Columbus Crew SC and 2016 Turface Athletics OSTMA Field of the Year winner, Ed Quickert of Hamilton Local School District offer a few ideas...

    Goal Mouth Repairs

  • February 06, 2017 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    The Centerville-Washington Park District has seasonal and volunteer opportunities available.  For more information, click here.  Applications can also be found online at or picked up in person at: Park Headquarters, 221 N. Main St., Centerville, Ohio. 

  • January 12, 2017 7:52 PM | Anonymous

    Intern with the Toledo Mudhens and Sylvania Recreation District.  For more information, click here or contact Chris Casper at 419-283-1541; email:  

  • December 01, 2016 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    The Columbus Crew SC is looking for interns.  Click here for more information.

  • September 22, 2016 4:42 PM | Anonymous

    Scholarship & Award Opportunities

    Educational Scholarship -This program is designed for a student that is pursuing a degree with a focus in the area of Turfgrass Management.  Education of students pursuing a career in this profession is one thing the OSTMA is proud to promote.  The scholarship committee will evaluate each application and the winner(s) will receive the scholarship at the OSTMA annual meeting in December.  For more information and a scholarship application, click here.  

    Field of the Year- Each year the Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association and Profile Products recognize the hard work and dedication of an individual and organization for their persistence in maintaining safe and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces.  The award is presented at the OSTMA annual meeting held during the OTF Conference & Show.  Past Recipients Include:  2015 – The Great American Ball Park/Cincinnati Reds; 2014 - Berliner Sports Park, City of Columbus Recreation & Parks; 2013 - Mack Hummon Stadium, Oakwood City Schools; 2012 - Schoolhouse Park Football Field/Centerville-Washington Park District; and 2011 - Beavers Field, Fairfield County Baseball Complex.  To nominate a deserving field, please contact OSTMA at (614) 354-1196 or email at  The facility manager does not have to be an OSTMA member to receive the award.

    The deadline for the scholarship applications and field of the year nominations is October 15, 2016.


  • August 30, 2016 5:57 PM | Anonymous

    As you likely already know, we lost a great friend and colleague last weekend in Darian Daily. Below is information regarding visitation, services, carpooling and giving to the Daily family:

    Services for Darian Daily will be held this Thursday, September 1st. The following message includes information on time, location and carpooling for those interested as well as ways to assist the Daily family during this difficult time.

    Visiting Hours and Service:

    Thursday, September 1st
    Visiting Hours: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Memorial Service: 2:00 pm


    Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home
    11382 Madison Pike
    Independence, KY 41051

    Carpool From Columbus:

    If you'd like to carpool with friends and peers, we will leave from the following time and central Ohio location:

    9:30 am departure
    OTF Research & Education Facility
    2710 North Star Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43221

    If you are planning to join us, please contact Brian Laurent so that we can plan accordingly.

    Brian Laurent; 614.989.2445 or

    Options to Assist the Daily Family:

    Go Fund Me
    A Go Fund Me page has been established to assist the Daily family with their immediate financial needs. Click the following link to contribute to this account.
    Go Fund Me

    Trust for the Daily Children
    A trust is being established to help Darian's children with long term expenses. If you wish to contribute to the trust, please submit your contribution to the following location:

    Made out to the Daily Family
    c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Homes
    11382 Madison Pike
    Independence, KY 41051

    Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and financial contributions for the Daily family. As has been mentioned on several occasions over the past few days, if you met Darian just once, you were a friend.

    Darian was always there for his friends and peers and we are already in awe of the support shown to his family in return. Thank you!

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