The Deep South Turf Expo: Looking Forward to 2021
By Melanie Bonds
Regrettably, our plans for the 2020 Deep South Turf Expo did not come to fruition this year. Initially canceling the Conference and Tradeshow due to Covid-19, the DSTE board planned to offer a scaled-down tradeshow at The Preserve Golf Course, along with the Scramble Tournament and a Tailgate reception. Due to the on-going threat of COVID-19, the hurricanes that devastated many homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast, and economic considerations on the part of many employers, a decision was made to cancel the Tournament, Tradeshow and Tailgate planned for October 26, 2020, as well.
I would like to thank our vendors who came out strong in support of this year’s event. They are anxious to reconnect with their customers and we appreciate the efforts they made for the 2020 Tournament, Tradeshow, and Tailgate. We are blessed, truly blessed, and we hope everyone will thank those listed below who were willing to support the scaled-down Expo financially.
With that said, we have begun planning for our 2021 Expo scheduled for November 1-4, 2021 which will again be held at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi. We hope many of the Covid-19 fears will have been laid to rest by then, and we are anxiously looking forward to the development of a vaccine to make congregating safe for everyone. We plan to come back strong with a great education program, tradeshow, and networking opportunities. So be sure to save the date for our turfgrass industry reunion in 2021!
THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS
THAT SUPPORTED OUR EFFORTS
We encourage our members to support them as well
Aqua Aid Solutions
Beard Equipment Company
Ben Nelson Golf and Outdoor
Complete Turf Care
Graham Spray Equipment
Jerry Pate Turf & Irrigation
PBI Gordon Corporation
Redexim Turf Products
Sipcam Agro USA
SiteOne Landscape Supply
Southern Specialty Equipment, Inc.
Southern Star Turf Technology, LLC
Standard Golf Company
Sur-Line Turf, Inc.