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Jack Harrell Jr. To Be Honored With the Wreath of Grass Award

Wednesday, August 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Russo
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      CONTACT: Heather Russo
Executive Director


Jack Harrell Jr. To Be Honored With the Wreath of Grass Award


LAKELAND, Fla. (August 7, 2019): Florida Turfgrass Association member and Chief Executive Officer of Harrell’s LLC, Jack Harrell Jr., will be honored with the Florida Turfgrass Association’s highest award, the Wreath of Grass, during the association’s 67th Annual Conference & Show at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort on August 13, 2019.

The coveted Wreath of Grass award pays tribute to individuals who have shown outstanding service to the Florida Turfgrass Association and to the turfgrass industry.

As CEO of Harrell’s LLC, Jack Harrell Jr. has continually shown commitment toward the Florida Turfgrass Association and the turfgrass industry through ongoing financial support, providing continuing education to industry members and representing the entire industry on its behalf via government relations work. Through Harrell’s Core Values, Harrell’s is instrumental in building a successful company that values employees, vendors and customers alike.

Andrew Jorgensen, president of the FTGA, says “Jack has always been front and center providing support for any issue that a customer, an employee, an association or a community may be facing. Because of Jack’s vision, Harrell’s has become the No. 1 provider of solutions to the turfgrass industry. It is an honor to award Jack for his commitment.”

Jack Harrell Jr. joins an esteemed list of recipients that dates to the inaugural award in 1960, including his father, Jack Harrell Sr., who received the award in 1999.

“It’s an honor to receive this award due to many factors. First, the prestigious list of those who have won this award before me. Second, from a sentimental standpoint, receiving the same award as my father. Third, the Wreath of Grass is the first award I remember someone being presented when I entered this industry 41 years ago.” says Jack.

Founded in 1952, the Florida Turfgrass Association provides strong leadership as an umbrella organization to make available funding for research; promote research and education; create legislative power; sponsor an annual conference and trade show; and provide services, communications and networking opportunities for professionals in and associated with the turfgrass industry.

Harrell’s LLC is one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Harrell’s produces top-quality, custom-blended fertilizers, specialty liquids and wetting agents. Harrell’s guarantees stringent quality control procedures, tight manufacturing specifications and careful selection of raw materials for each product that carries the Harrell’s name. It is also the world-class formulator and a leading world distributor of POLYON®, the industry’s superior controlled-release fertilizer technology. For more information about Harrell’s, including its Core Values to serve, honor and glorify God; take care of people; and grow their financial strength, visit

Florida ranks No. 1 in the nation for turfgrass-related economic activity with total revenues estimated at $7.82 billion and a total employment of more than 173,000 jobs. Today, the FTGA continues to advocate for and promote the turfgrass industry with extensive research, continuing education and opportunities for turfgrass professionals to network with their colleagues. For more information, visit

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