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Andrew Jorgensen To Be Honored With the Wreath of Grass Award

Monday, August 31, 2020  
Posted by: Heather Russo
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Andrew Jorgensen To Be Honored With the Wreath of Grass Award

LAKELAND, Fla. (August 27, 2020): Florida Turfgrass Association member and past president, Andrew Jorgensen, CGCS, has been honored with the Florida Turfgrass Association’s highest award, the Wreath of Grass.

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.

Dr. Ian Rodriguez, president of the FTGA, says “I have seen Andy go far above and beyond the call of duty for the association and industry over the past several years and can’t think of a more deserving recipient of the Wreath of Grass. Few people have such a good feel for the pulse of the industry, and I’m glad that we can honor him for his service.”

Andrew is the immediate past president of the Florida Turfgrass Association and has served six years on the board. Currently, he is the vice president of the Florida GCSA, director on the Seven Rivers GCSA board and involved locally with Leadership Ocala/Marion through the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership.

“I am honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Wreath of Grass. My career in this industry over the previous 20 years has been nothing but spectacular, simply due to the wonderful people I have worked with along the way. This industry is like no other, and I am very appreciative of this honor,” says Andrew.

The Florida turfgrass industry has a $5 billion economic impact in the state and provides about 84,000 jobs. FTGA, founded in 1952, advocates for and promotes the turfgrass industry with research, continuing education, and networking opportunities for turfgrass professionals. For more information, visit