FNGLA Names Industry Award Winners
Each year, the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) honors a group of individuals who contribute time and energy into enhancing, protecting and serving Floridas nursery and landscape industry through the FNGLA Industry Awards Program.
This years winners were honored during FNGLAs Annual Convention in Ponte Vedra Beach on June 21, 2014.
FNGLAs Industry Awards Program acknowledges both FNGLA and industry service, with varying criteria geared for each award. Nominations are accepted from the industry-at-large and a committee of industry peers selects the winners.
The Wendell Butler Award and the FNGLA Hall of Fame are recognized as the most prestigious awards given by FNGLA. The Wendell Butler Award is presented for service to FNGLA and the FNGLA Hall of Fame Award is a lifetime achievement award.
FNGLA Hall of Fame Inductees:
Jake Koornneef, deceased, Delray Plants Co. (Venus, Fla.)
Larry Walker, deceased, Nurserymen’s Sure-Gro Corp. (Vero Beach, Fla.)
Wendell E. Butler Award:
Chet Peckett, Peckett’s, Inc. (Apopka, Fla.)
Farm Credit / FNGLA Young Nursery Professional:
Ty Strode, Agri-Starts, Inc. (Apopka, Fla.)
FNGLA Outstanding Volunteer Member:
Mike Tevelonis, Botanics Wholesale (Homestead, Fla.)
FNGLA Outstanding Educator:
Erin Harlow, Duval County Extension, UF/IFAS (Jacksonville, Fla.)
FNGLA Friend of the Industry:
Ananth Prasad, P.E., Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation (Tallahassee, Fla.)
FNGLA Outstanding Chapter President:
Shaun Brown, Shade Tree Farm, Inc., FNGLA Frontrunners Chapter (Morriston, Fla.)
FNGLA Outstanding Chapter Secretary:
Lou Harrelson, Salmon’s Wholesale Nursery, FNGLA Frontrunners Chapter (Ocala, Fla.)