LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Sports Turf Managers Association, the professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide, has selected Buffalo Communications (Buffalo) as its public relations agency.
 
Formed in 1981, STMA boasts 34 chapters and 2,600-plus members overseeing sports fields at schools; colleges and universities; parks and recreational facilities; and professional stadiums. Turf landscapes include natural, artificial and constructed soils in baseball; football; horse racing; lacrosse; polo; rugby; soccer; softball; and tennis. 
 
To stimulate short- and long-term growth of STMA, Buffalo will create and deploy a powerful publicity and media-relations program. Core to modern storytelling is positioning turf managers in trade and mainstream media. This includes print, digital and broadcast outlets with a focus on sports, business, environmental and related editorial niches.

The 25th annual STMA Conference & Exhibition is Jan. 21-24, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, with an extensive list of educational sessions and Web-based offerings. The 2013 event was one of the most well-attended in the association’s history with a record 168 exhibitors and 1,600 attendees.