GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sod Options introduced Mark Kann has accepted the place of Florida Territory Supervisor. He’ll start employment in February, bringing over 25 years of expertise within the turfgrass trade to the corporate and who for the previous 14 years has run the turf analysis facility for the College of Florida (UF) Plant Science Analysis and Schooling Unit in Citra, Florida.
“Mark Kann brings each an intensive skilled background and spectacular academic credentials into his new function inside the Florida turfgrass market. He has clearly demonstrated his curiosity and experience to work with producers all through the area as a sod skilled and can be a useful resource for Sod Options. We’re excited to welcome Mark as our new Florida Territory Supervisor,” mentioned Tobey Wagner, president of Sod Options.
Kann holds a Bachelor of Science diploma in Turfgrass Science and a Grasp of Science diploma in Horticulture Sciences from UF. In his Grasp’s program, Kann minored in Agricultural Schooling & Communication and Agronomy, with a analysis deal with evaluating academic packages.
Throughout his time because the Coordinator of Analysis Applications on the UF Plant Science Analysis and Instructional Unit, Kann managed quite a few analysis tasks involving turfgrass, ornamentals and greenhouse manufacturing.
“We’re assured that Mark’s expertise, background and private values will show to be nice additions to our current staff,” mentioned Christian Broucqsault, Sod Options chief working officer.
Previous to his function on the UF, Kann served as each Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent at a number of golf golf equipment in Florida. These positions allowed Kann to study the administration of golf programs, to incorporate irrigation, fertilizer and pesticide purposes, planning, upkeep and extra.
Kann has obtained quite a few awards and scholarships from Florida horticulture and turfgrass entities and has held quite a few management roles.
“I’ve been extraordinarily lively within the turfgrass trade all through my profession, serving on the board of administrators of a number of allied associations together with the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Affiliation (FGCSA), Florida Turfgrass Affiliation (FTGA) and the Seven Rivers Golf Course Superintendents Affiliation (SRGCSA),” Kann shared.
Kann defined he has been in a position to work intently with researchers to see the great, dangerous and ugly of turfgrass analysis.
He’ll start his place as Florida Territory Supervisor the second week of February 2021.
“I’ve met so many nice individuals from all sectors of the turfgrass trade all through my profession and look ahead to conserving these relationships and creating many extra because the Florida Territory Supervisor,” he concluded.
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