LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Turfgrass Association member and Chief Executive Officer of Harrell’s, 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 today, Aug. 13.
The 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, Jack Harrell Jr. has 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.
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 that 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.