Green Earth Ag & Turf is backed by technical advisers and representatives across the country that can advise clients and help put together your treatment programs. We have experience in building soil health and with methods that reduce inputs, increase your yields or quality and save you money.
Our group includes advisers that have consulted on Super Bowl turfs, are accredited nursery professionals, experienced growers and certified arborists that collectively gives us decades of experience in commercial landscaping, agriculture and horticulture. We research and back all of our products, and provide full technical and consulting support for your growing or treatment programs.
Joe Magazzi, MS
Since 2004, Joe Magazzi has been involved in the research and development of microbial-based probiotic products for use in turf care, horticulture and agriculture. Previously, Joe had 20 years of experience as a research scientist and project manager in the biotech industry.
As co-founder and president of Green Earth Ag and Turf, Joe has expertise in methods for building healthier soil, integrating greener methods into professional practices and reducing inputs and costs. Joe is also a frequent invited speaker, radio interviewee and writer for trade magazines and on-line publications in the green industries.
Joe is a member of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association's (CNLA) Winter Symposium & Summer Field Day Committees. Joe has a Master's Degree in genetics (with a microbiology focus) from the University of Connecticut (Storrs), and has had his research published in scientific journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine.
Emily Magazzi, CANP
Emily Magazzi is an avid organic gardener and landscaper. She combined her love for all things green with her background as a scientist to co-found Green Earth Ag and Turf in 2009. Emily is a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional (CANP), and uses that expertise to advise clients on issues related to growing and treating plants, trees and turf.
Emily is on the board of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association (CNLA). She also serves as the chair of the Education Committee, helping to educate nursery professionals in plant, tree and shrub botany and identification. Emily was the recipient of the 2014 New England Nursery Association's (NENA) Young Nursery Professional of the Year Award. Emily has a degree in genetics from the University of Georgia.
Marcus Magazzi, KID
Although his title may not be President or Vice President, Marcus truly is the boss of Green Earth Ag & Turf. A born naturalist, Marcus is well versed on many of our organic products, and has his own fruit farm and garden. If you ask him about soil probiotics or chicken poop fertilizer, he will be more than happy to explain to you how they work (pack a lunch).
Marcus has a degree in general studies (with a focus on recess) from Third Grade. Marcus brings his unique expertise from elementary school, such as pencil sharpening, doodling and dry-erase board cleaning, to the office everyday. He especially likes heavy equipment such as forklifts. The heir to the throne, Green Earth Ag & Turf is in good hands for many years to come.
Andrew Cicarella, MS
Senior Director of Marketing
Andrew joined the Green Earth Ag & Turf team as a Senior Director of Marketing. He has 15 years of experience in marketing, most recently having worked for HomeServe USA and Fiserv. Andrew has a broad range of experience and has widened his scope of expertise with the changing of times, most recently working in the digital space in e-commerce, web content management and digital marketing relationship management. His prior experience includes project management, direct mail, print advertising, event and tradeshow coordination and lead acquisition. Andrew has a Master’s Degree from Springfield College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Albertus Magnus College.
Western United States Technical and Sales Partner
Brandon Kail and his colleagues at Rocky Mountain Bio-Ag™ work closely with Green Earth Ag and Turf in the mid-western and western United States. Brandon grew up in farming and operated a landscaping/grounds maintenance company, SupremeGreen Lawn Service, for 5 years. As such, he brings a tremendous amount of technical expertise and hands-on experience to our customers. Brandon works closely with commercial agriculture producers and landscapers/turf care professionals to help them implement biologicals, eco-friendly nutrient supplements and greener products into their growing practices. Brandon is also helping to pioneer the use of biologicals in reclamation and remediation projects for major international oil and gas producers. He organized the first meeting of major agriculture producers in the Uncompahgre Valley of Colorado to introduce new technologies to this agriculture-rich area. Brandon studied at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and is the President and founder of Rocky Mountain Bio-Ag.
Associate Farm Consultant and Educator for Organic and Biologic Farming
Mark Fulford is a well known, independent farm consultant and educator whose expertise include organic and biological agriculture, organic no-till crop production and growing nutrient dense crops. As our "Farming Yoda", Mark and Green Earth Ag and Turf work together to improve soil health with practices that improve soil biology through supplementation or stimulation. This includes testing amendments with Green Earth that improve soil health and function (pre-biotics) that Mark ultimately uses with Lancaster Ag's nutrients to develop custom blended, field-specific soil amendment recipes for organic and nutritionally focused farm operations. Mark draws upon recent discoveries in the soil and plant worlds with improved methods to allow the widest availability for inputs and skills to give farmers and consumers the best quality possible. "High nutrition agriculture is not something that happens by chance." Mark's Lookfar Ag Services are inspired by over 40 years of agricultural experience and 30 years operating his own diversified farm in Maine. He has studied with some of the most accomplished mentors in biological agriculture: Dr Arden Andersen, Neal Kinsey, Dan Skow, Gary Zimmer, Elaine Ingham, Jerry Brunetti and Dr Norman Uphoff - among others. Mark has spent time in China, Australia, Mexico and the Philippines to further develop his knowledge base, including on the latest biological farming shift known as System of Rice Intensification (SRI), which he is adapting in the US as a method to improve grain and row crop production practices by maximizing biological soil function and photosynthesis. Mark and his wife Paula own and operate Teltane Farm in Monroe, Maine.
Aaron Sane, Certified Arborist (CA)
Advising Arborist and Technical Support for Biological Products
Aaron Sane has many years of real field experience as a certified arborist and developing biological products and strategies to integrate those products into tree, plant and turf care programs. Aaron brings this extensive experience to Green Earth Ag and Turf, consulting for us and our customers on all things related to not just tree care, but to all of our programs - especially relating to Quantum Growth probiotics. After graduating from West Point, Aaron served honorably in the United States Army as a helicopter pilot. After his time in the Army, Aaron became a certified arborist and joined Selvig Tree Appraisal Company. Using his field experience integrating biologicals into tree care, Aaron helped develop Quantum Growth probiotics, a biological product line that is now being used across the world to help growers and tree and turf care professionals go greener by reducing fertilizer and pesticide use while saving money and getting better results. Aaron is with Ecological Laboratories, the only company that has been producing biologicals for over 35 years.
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