Growing Better 2018


The Friday on-farm Field Day will take place at

Lake Jem Farms
16929 County Road 48
Mount Dora, FL  32757


Growing Better

The 2018 TPF Annual Meeting and Field Day
May 3-4, 2018

Growing Better brings together producers, exhibitors, turf management professionals, and researchers from throughout the state for an unbeatable combination of networking, educational and business opportunities.



REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Thank you for your overwhelming support!

Sponsors: Friday, April 20 for event signage
Exhibitors:  Friday, April 28 to reserve exhibit space
Regular Registrations:  Friday, April 28

Sponsor Growing Better!

Sponsorships help us provide the best business and educational events and are a great way to boost visibility for your company, help the association, and say “thanks!” to your customer-members. Many levels include exhibit space, making them a great value. All sponsorships include at least one admission to the TPF Annual Meeting Lunch, Thursday evening’s Reception & Dinner, and Friday’s Field Day. Partner, Reception, Platinum and Gold Sponsorships also include Exhibit Space.

2018 Growing Better Sponsorship Opportunities (pdf version)

Partner Sponsors
Reception and Dinner Sponsored by
We appreciate the support of this year’s sponsors to date!
Platinum Sponsors

Florida Coast Equipment  | Florikan ESA LLC | MST Sod Equipment | Sod Solutions |  Trebro Manufacturing

Gold Sponsors

Bucyrus Equipment | Farm Credit | Green Valley Haulit | Harrell’s LLC | JW Turf Farms | PNC Bank | Syngenta | TIMAC Agro | The Turfgrass Group | TriEst Ag Group

Silver Sponsors

Florida Turfgrass Association  | GVI Sod |  TurfPro Services

Bronze Sponsors

Bay Breeze Farms | Carraway Consulting | CrossOver | Helena | RB Farms | STEC Equipment/GKB Machines | Trimax Mowing Systems



Annual Meeting Lunch
Thursday, May 3 at the Mission Inn Conference Center
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Catch up on the latest with TPF and the Florida industry at the Annual Meeting Lunch. We’re especially pleased to welcome Nathan Whitaker, co-author of Tony Dungy’s memoir Quiet Strength and Through My Eyes with Tim Tebow, as this year’s guest speaker. A gifted storyteller, Nathan draws from his experience as legal counsel for NFL players and teams and his own personal journey to create compelling, insightful – and often wickedly funny – observations on life and faith. ($45 per person)

Skeet Shoot
Thursday, May 3 at the Mission Inn
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Sign up individually to be placed on a team or gather a group of your favorite shooting buddies for an enjoyable afternoon on the Mission Inn’s El Cazador Range. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishing teams and top scorer.($75 per person)

Reception & Dinner
Thursday, May 3 at the Mission Inn’s La Hacienda Restaurant
6;30 – 9:00 PM

Relax and unwind at the Mission Inn’s La Hacienda Restaurant for our Field Day casual reception and buffet dinner. Visit with old friends, catch up with colleagues, sharpen your negotiation skills for our reverse Draw, and see what else we’re cooking up this year! ($50 per person)

Field Day & Trade Show
Friday, May 4 at Lake Jem Farms, Mount Dora
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Yes! It’s a Field Day year! From cutting edge innovation to tried and true reliability, explore products and services designed to help you business thrive. Grab a cup of coffee, browse through vendor displays and don’t miss our raffle. Admission includes the always amazing Everglades Farm Equipment lunch. ($45 per person)


Host Hotel
Mission Inn Resort
10400 County Road 48
Howey in the Hills, Florida 34737
RESERVATIONS: 1-800-874-9053

Nestled on 1,100 acres among central Florida’s rolling hills, the Mission Inn Resort offers luxury accommodations, championship golf, and fine dining in a charming, Spanish-style setting just 35 minutes north of Orlando. All Thursday activities – the Annual Meeting Lunch, Skeet Shoot, and the Reception and Dinner – will be held at the Mission Inn.

The group reservation block is full. Thank you for your overwhelming support!