George H. Wedgworth

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In January 2012 the Cooperative marked the end of an era when George H. Wedgworth, after 52 years, stepped down as President and CEO. He started full retirement in August 2013. All of Florida Agriculture admires his leadership, vision and second–to-none cooperative spirit to solve agriculture’s toughest challenges.  Watch the video that chronicles his life and accomplishments.

How a Florida Rancher Grew More Forage with Nu-Trax P+™

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Growing a Legacy

Last year Alex worked with Wedgworth’s Fertilizer to add a new fertilizer, Nu-Trax P+ from Compass Minerals, to the ranch’s spring applications. Coated onto dry fertilizer granules, Nu-Trax P+ provided an ideal blend of phosphorus, zinc, manganese and nitrogen for spring growth and root vigor.

“Grass pulled in quicker. It had quicker green up; It seems to me that we’ve had more root mass built, so the canopy of the forage was thicker.”

Alex Johns has a lot to manage. The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s 105,000-acre cattle ranch runs 10,000 cows among 67 herds, and Alex oversees all of them. His pride for his tribe and their history with cattle inspires him to keep innovating and doing the right things – so the ranch can carry on into the future.

“We were one of the first ranches to utilize EID (electronic identification) technology,” Alex explains. “EID allowed us to give every cow, calf, bull an identification that was easy to put into a database and manipulate and extract data from.” Managing forages is a major focus for Alex. And to do so, he continues to improve how the herds practice intensive grazing.

“We’re constantly cutting pastures down, fine-tuning our rotation, figuring out how many days we can keep a herd on a pasture,” Alex says. He also focuses on how fertilizer can boost forage growth. “We try to time our fertilizing to happen during the spring,” Alex explains, “so we get a big punch from the fertilizer before we get the heavy rains and the leaching that comes with that.”

Wedgworth’s is seeking a Turf Advisor for Southeast Florida

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Wedgworth’s, Inc. is seeking a self-motivated Turf Advisor for the Southeastern area of Florida that includes Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties. Preferred qualifications: Degree in Agronomics or Turf Management with a high level of Knowledge of Dry Controlled Release and Liquid Fertigation Fertilizers, and Water Treatment. Sales experience on Florida Golf Courses is highly preferred. Wedgworth’s, Inc. is a privately-owned company with both dry and liquid manufacturing facilities in Moore Haven, Lake Placid and Clewiston, FL. We formulate, blend, and deliver our fertilizers to the Agricultural, Nursery, Sod, and Golf Course Markets in the state of Florida.

To submit a resume and obtain an application, please send an email to our Human Resources Manager at Sherida@Wedgworth.com. Wedgworth’s Inc is a drug free workplace. Compensation will be based on experience and education. Wedgworth’s offers a competitive benefits package.

Wedgworth’s Inc. Named as the Exclusive Distributor in Florida for Amp Agronomy

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FOLEY, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GCO, in partnership with Sod Solutions, is pleased to announce Wedgworth’s Inc. as the exclusive distributor of Amp Agronomy™ in the state of Florida. Wedgworth’s, Florida’s largest custom fertilizer dealer, offers Florida farmers even more solutions for success with the addition of Amp Agronomy’s nutritional line to their existing portfolio of products.

“As leaders in the Florida farming industry, selecting Wedgworth’s as our exclusive distributor in the state was a perfect fit for Amp Agronomy,” said Patrick Chapman, president of GCO.

Jimmy Matthews, senior vice president & general manager of Wedgworth’s states, “Adding Amp Agronomy products to the Wedgworth’s portfolio complements our existing product line. With Amp Agronomy’s advanced technologies, providing our customers with the newest products on the market is our goal.”

Catalyst Technology™, Amp Agronomy’s proprietary process, is a foliar nutritional line that provides the most efficient nutrient delivery system available on the market today. Amp Agronomy’s Catalyst Technology uses ultrasonic cavitation to convert nutrients into nano-particle sized nutrients for increased plant uptake. At the essence of Catalyst Technology, neutralized, nano-sized particles are protected and chelated for maximized plant uptake. Amp Agronomy’s solutions are developed to achieve each plant’s genetic potential through ultra-low inputs that are ready to use and have high impact.

“Amp Agronomy is a game changer in nutritional technology for all aspects of agriculture. The patented process is unique and delivers fertility to plants in a more effective, efficient and environmentally friendly method,” said Drew Wagner, chief technical officer of Sod Solutions.

With a complete line of foliar products, Amp Agronomy has programs available to fit a variety of crops.

About Amp Agronomy

GCO, a full service green industry supplier, in partnership with Sod Solutions, Inc., an international turfgrass research and development company, launched Amp Agronomy in 2015. Amp Agronomy is a product line of specialty fertilizers designed to maximize agriculture products and yields. Enhanced with Catalyst Technology, Amp Agronomy, is a foliar nutritional line using nano size nutrients for faster plant uptake. For more information, visit ampagronomy.com.

Contacts

Amp Agronomy
Heather Moldenhauer, 843-284-2338
heather@sodsolutions.com

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