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July 9, 2020
Justin Wallace, Executive Marketing Manager Sod Solutions, Inc.   A global pandemic can throw a kink into a well-thought-out marketing strategy.  2020 has been a year of rethinking and reallocating on the marketing front for CitraBlue™ St. Augustine. The University of Florida’s new turfgrass release is a big deal, so the objective for this year...
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Turfgrass Producers of Florida is delighted to announce that our first TPF Member Scholarship has been awarded to Emily Chester of Sebastian.  Emily has been accepted at the University of Central Florida for the fall with plans to pursue a degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Emily is the daughter of Thom Chester, a Turf &...
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Fritz Roka, PhD, Director, Center for Agribusiness, Lutgert College of Business Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida Follow us on Instagram: fgcu_agribusiness   Farming and associated businesses in Southwest Florida make up an agribusiness complex that contributes more than $1.6 billion to the region’s economy. Under the leadership of President Mike Martin, Florida Gulf...
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Casey Reynolds, Executive Director Turfgrass Producers International Members of the U.S. sod production industry have asked Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) to investigate grower interest in a sod checkoff program and the impacts it could have on marketing and promoting natural turfgrass. On May 19th, 2020 TPI held an online webinar to seek input from producers...
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The 2020 Summer Clippings newsletter is now online!  Read the full issue, including these stories, here: 2020 Summer Clippings Newsletter In this issue: Florida Growers Help Industry Explore Nationwide Checkoff Program Brown Joins TPF Board Agribusiness Programs Growing at Florida Gulf Coast University First TPF Member Scholarship Awarded Marketing Turfgrass Under Quarantine EREF: Summer Ordinance...
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