About

Formerly known as the Florida Sod Growers Cooperative, Turfgrass Producers of Florida serves as the association for sod producers throughout the state. TPF’s member companies produce roughly 80% of the state’s turfgrasses for home, commercial, sports turf and roadside applications. Our diverse membership includes larger corporate operations as well as small, family-owned farms.

If you’ve played golf, cheered on your favorite soccer team, picnicked in the park or barbequed with friend in your backyard, chances are the turfgrass you enjoyed was grown locally by one of our member farms.

TPF’s mission is to promote the production of quality turfgrass
and to support a sustainable industry.

We accomplish that mission by representing the industry in governmental policy making; providing educational opportunities and information to our members to help their businesses thrive; and by supporting research for better varieties and solutions to common production problems.

TPF members are dedicated to developing and utilizing sustainable farming practices and responsible landscape maintenance that protect our state’s resources while providing the many environmental and lifestyle benefits of healthy turfgrass.

The Turfgrass Producers of Florida is a not-for-profit association representing growers statewide, as well as businesses and allied members who work with our industry.
Turfgrass Producers of Florida members are dedicated to the environmentally-responsible production of quality sod for sports, home, commercial and roadside uses. Originally founded in 1989 as the Florida Sod Growers Cooperative, the organization became Turfgrass Producers of Florida in 2013.  Through education, outreach and research, TPF supports our member businesses and shares the value of turfgrass in responsibly-managed, Florida-Friendly landscapes.

Our Board of Directors


Eric Hjort
Tater Farms
Hastings


Johnathan Brown
Bethel Farms
Arcadia


Tom Temple
A. Duda & Sons
Lake Placid


Keith Truenow
Lake Jem Farms
Mt. Dora


Travis Council
Council Growers
Ruskin


James Maulden
McCall Sod
Southport