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Anuvia Plant Nutrients’ GreenTRX Receives USDA BioPreferred Certification
Anuvia Plant Nutrients’ GreenTRX™ for turf has received certification as a BioPreferred Product from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Anuvia Plant Nutrients manufactures efficiency, slow release plant nutrients by re-using organic materials that otherwise would be discarded to landfills. The certification verifies that 87% of the carbon in GreenTRX comes from a biological source. This certification will allow Anuvia to use the USDA BioPreferred logo on product packaging and it will give the company preferential treatment as a supplier to federal agencies. The goal of the BioPreferred program, created by the 2002 Farm Bill and reauthorized and expanded as part of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. Ultimately, USDA hopes the program will spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities.

Turf Connections Hires Mark Vogler as New Regional Sales Representative
Turf Connections announced that Mark Vogler joins the team as a new sales representative. Vogler brings nearly 20 years of experience as a golf course superintendent and project manager to the position with an expertise in golf course maintenance, golf and landscape maintenance budgeting and sales consultation.