Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey (SFMANJ) is the New Jersey Chapter of Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). The mission statement of SFMANJ is as follows: Committed to enhancing the professionalism of athletic field managers by improving the safety, playability, and appearance of athletic fields at all levels through seminars, field days, publications and networking with those in the sports turf industry.

SFMANJ Update, the official publication of SFMANJ, is a source of practical turfgrass, skin surface, and synthetic turf information in the form of articles authored by sports field managers, University extension personnel, and vendors. The newsletter also features articles on upcoming field days and conference as well as photo and written recaps of past events. 

Published continuously since July 2001, the newsletter began as a monthly publication. In 2002, the newsletter was published bi-monthly (6x per year) and was co-edited by Jim Hermann and Eleanora Murfitt-Hermann.

Brad Park, Sports Turf Education and Research Coordinator, Rutgers University, elected to the SFMANJ Board of Directors in December 2003, assumed responsibilities as Editor of Update beginning with the November/December 2005 issue and is currently holding this position.

Publication of SFMANJ Update became quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter) in 2009. Newsletter design, layout, distribution, and advertising sales are currently managed by Debra Savard, SFMANJ Executive Secretary.

This archive, an ongoing cooperative project of SFMANJ and the Michigan State University Libraries, features access to Update from 2001 to the present.

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