Episode 104: Charlie Weaver, Head Groundskeeper Rocket City Trash Pandas
This is an awesome episode with the 2022 Minor League Baseball Groundskeeper of the Year, Charlie Weaver. Charlie has done a great job in starting the new facility of Toyota Stadium just a couple of years ago. It has been an incredible journey to follow as he has had an active role in recruiting the next generation of sports field managers by inviting students on field trips to actively participate in maintaining the field the day of a game. There are so many people that do not comprehend the impact that will have on this industry. You do not want to miss this episode.
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Episode 120: Chris Butter Ball, Sports Field Specialist for Ewing Irrigation based in the Carolinas
1:06:01Many of you know that Chris Ball has been a huge advocate for the sports field management industry and the incredible person he is. We were lucky enough to host him at Brentsville to see what our program is all about and to have him see his huge impact on our program as one industry professional. Such an awesome episode with so many subjects covered. This is an episode you do not want to miss!
Episode 119: SFMA Series- SFMA Chapters; Irish Coakley Duraedge Products
34:35What an awesome episode with one of my favorite people in this industry, who has spent many years developing his skills at all levels of baseball. In this talk, we discuss the different SFMA Chapters on the regional level and how they impact the association as a whole. Irish is one of the most authentic people in this industry and this talk shows what he has learned and what he has passed on to all of us. Thank you for taking the time, my friend, for all that you do for all of us!
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Episode 118: SFMA Series- FIFA Panel; Dr. John Sorochan Tennessee, Dr. Trey Rogers Michigan State, Jose Aldrete
41:25One of the best podcasts we have ever recorded on one of the biggest subjects in the history of sports field management the FIFA World Cup 2026. The United States has been selected as the host city along with Canada and Mexico for all games practices and beyond for the world cup. One of the best parts of this conversation is that this research funding has never happened before, and these three men are leading the team that is conducting the critical research that will ensure the same playing surface in two hemispheres and five time zones. This episode is one that you do not want to miss. I cannot thank them all enough for them taking the time and sharing their incredible work.
Episode 117: SFMA Series- Student Panel; Julie Kessler VT, Megan Muesse Texas A&M, Hailey Tucker Texas A&M
1:02:25If you are looking for the future of the Turfgrass industry, look no further because these three young women are the face of the next generation of this incredible industry. This is an awesome conversation discussing their early years in this industry and their incredible internships with some of the best in this industry. It is always a great time talking to these three and just learning about what they are looking forward to and how they will change this industry for the better.
Episode 116: SFMA Series- Across the Pond Turfgrass, CSFM Paul Burgess
35:47Talk about one of the best in the industry; we had the honor of having Paul Burgess on once again in Salt Lake City. He is one of the nicest guys with many incredible stories to tell that we can all learn so much. We got into all of his work across UEAFA and some of the incredible projects he is currently working on. We cannot thank Paul enough for taking the time and looking forward to seeing him in Daytona Beach!
Episode 115: SFMA Series- MLB Panel ; Matt Brown Pittsburgh Pirates, Bill Deacon New York Mets, Luke Yoder DuraEdge Products
47:07With the MLB Opening Week wrapping up, we have our MLB Panel with 2 of my mentors that have impacted my career and then a shared mentor in Luke Yoder. That is why this episode is fantastic, not only do we dive into everything Major League Groundskeeping but to discuss the significance of mentorship and how much of an impact it can have on the careers of some of the best in our industry. Such a special episode that I highly recommend listening to. I cannot thank Matt and Bill enough for all that they have done for me in my career, truly there is no way to repay you. Be sure to connect with others to have an impact on those around you. Enjoy!
Episode 114: SFMA Series- Sports Field Manager: That's a Thing Recap w/t Leah Withrow
1:41:36On this episode, we were able to not only recap the trip to Slat Lake City but specifically talk about the talk that Leah Withrow and I gave at the conference this year discussing new and innovative ways to bring awareness to others about this incredible industry. Awesome talk, with one of the best people in this industry. You do not want to miss out.
Episode 113: SFMA Series- Women in Turf Team; Leah Withrow Reno Aces, Morgan Hunter Quad City Riverbandits, Maritza Martinez St. Louis City SC
54:39Three of the best human beings in this industry, all in one podcast, is something that you cannot miss. These industry leaders have so much insight into what our industry has to offer and how there is so much work to be done to bring in the next generation, bring awareness to the industry, and so much more. Whenever this group gets together, there are always laughs, which shows how important it is to build relationships in this industry and how we build this industry. You do not want to miss it!
Episode 112: SFMA Series- Dr. Devon Carroll, ENVU
31:53In this episode, we have an industry staple with Dr. Devon Carroll, who has done incredible work throughout all areas of the industry. And in this episode, we dive into the different jobs that are out there that are related to the turfgrass industry that is not sportsfield management or golf course maintenance. be sure to listen to hear about the talks at the SFMA women's luncheon and the awesome experiences in her career. You do not want to miss it.
Episode 111: SFMA Series- International Women's Month/ Women in Turf Team; Sun Roesslein, Kelly Lynch, Nina Oldenkamp, Christi Clay, Crystal Rose Fricker
46:42This is a fantastic episode to kick off International Women's Month with our first Women in Turf Panel with some of our industry's best sports field managers and professionals. This truly highlights the incredible events that have highlighted the Women in this industry, like the first-ever All female Grounds Crew at the Softball Little League World Series. It is inspiring the next generation to be a part of this phenomenal industry. Truly an episode you do not want to miss!