Simplot names new manager; Jacklin Seed/Seed Research help ITPF reach goal

Jim Turner has been named specialty products manager for Simplot Partners, a position that was recently created in order to manage the marketing and sales responsibilities for its newly acquired line of specialty products. Turner has over 25 years of experience in the sales and marketing fields within various agrochemical industries and served most recently as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Turf and Ornamental division of Eco Soil Systems, Inc. In addition to his wide range of experience, Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida College of Agriculture.

In related news, pledges of $15,000 each by Seed Research of Oregon/Seed Solutions and Jacklin Seed, a division of J.R. Simplot Co., have pushed the International Turf Producers Foundation's Water Right Campaign over its $500,000 goal. Multi-year pledges and one-time contributions will raise more than $527,000 to support landscape water related research and education. There are now nine turf industry vendors who have become "Water Right Champions".

For more information about making a tax-deductible contribution to the Water Right Campaign, contact ITPF at (800) 405-8873. For more information about Simplot, visit

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