Paul Grose of King Ranch who was named president of the Florida Sod Growers Cooperative at the association’s 20th Annual Meeting January 9. Grose is the general manager of King Ranch’s Florida division, overseeing the company’s turfgrass, sweet corn, and sugar cane operations at its 20,000 acre Belle Glade farm. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he worked in King Ranch’s South American cattle operations in Venezuela and Brazil prior to moving to Florida in 1987.


Paul served on the FSGC board of directors and as treasurer since 2004. He also serves on the UF/IFAS Advisory Committee for the Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade and the UF/ IFAS Regional Advisory Committee.


“The turfgrass and landscape industries will continue to face many difficult challenges in the coming years,” Grose said, “and the Florida Sod Growers Cooperative will work hard with its green industry partners to promote and protect the interests of its members, the environment and all the citizens of Florida.”

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