About Green Earth Ag & Turf
Green Earth Ag & Turf is the U.S. leader in wholesale distribution of organic products for plants, trees and turf with thirteen years of experience and expertise in the green industries. Green Earth Ag & Turf was founded by and is still operated by scientists and we are backed by technical advisers and representatives across the country. We not only have the largest repertoire of individual organic products for every need, but we back those products with experience and expertise to advise clients on specific needs or help you put together proven turnkey treatment programs. We have experience in building soil health with methods that reduce inputs, increase yields and save you money. Collectively, we bring decades of experience in commercial landscaping, agriculture and horticulture to our customers. We research and back all of our products so we can provide full technical and consulting support for your growing or treatment programs.
With Green Earth Ag & Turf you are in the hands of the US Leaders in Organics & Eco-Friendly products as well as esteemed thought leaders. Green Earth Ag & Turf's President, Owner and Co-Founder Joe Magazzi is a former published scientist and a frequent writer for the top trade publication Turf Magazine, is often an Expert Radio Interviewee, an invited speaker to leading industry organizations and a past adjunct professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) System. All we do is organics, and have done so for over thirteen years. We are also active with philanthropies and donate products, time and money to growers that are helping the poor and needy, children or teens aspiring to be part of the green industries. We also now have a sister online store for homeowners simply interested in having healthier, organic home lawn and gardens, GrowItNaturally.com.
You now have access to the most innovative organics available. Assure your clients that demand organics that they have the best solutions available on the market. We look forward to working with while providing the top customer and technical service in the industry!
President, Owner, Co-Founder
Since 2004, Joe 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 online publications in the green industries.
Joe was an adjunct professor in the SUNY system and is a New York State Pesticide Instructor. He served on the board of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association (CNLA) and was co-chair of their Summer Field Day Committee, and serves or served on the scientific advisory committees of multiple companies in the green industries.
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 peer-reviewed scientific journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Neurology, Brain, etc.
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 working on his degree (in general studies with a focus on fun) from Eight Grade. Marcus brings his unique early-teen expertise and knowledge from middle school, such as helping the older people with computer problems, to the office everyday. He especially likes heavy equipment such as forklifts. The heir to the throne, Green Earth Ag & Turf will be in good hands for many years to come.
Vin carries a varied background with him: he’s been a writer and editor, bartender, and previously worked as a technical assistant at a semi-national company while they transitioned to a new accounting software program.
Vin juggles multiple responsibilities daily, anything and everything from responding to customer inquiries to sprucing up the online store. He is also the guitar player for Modern Refuge, a New Haven-based rock band.
Pete joined the team in February 2019 after a long stint as a chef for a local tavern. He brings with him his trademark charm and wit, with a Biology degree from Middlesex Community College and pursuing his graduate degree next.
In addition to helping keep our extensive warehouse organized, Pete is responsible for the packing and shipping of our products so be on the lookout for his notes on receipts written in a doctor's scrawl he's been working on since high school.
Logistics & Shipping Specialist
Jeremy joined Green Earth Ag & Turf in July 2020 as a temporary employee and we haven't let him leave since. Jeremy grew up in and graduated high school in East Haven, where he was also a former High School Wrestling Star and played and coached recreational baseball.
Jeremy currently majors in Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven and plans to graduate in 2023 and go into investigative services. Jeremy likes to hunt and fish and is also a tutor for New Haven Reads.
Nasjere (Nas) Elliott
Logistics & Warehouse Associate
Nas is our newest great team addition, joining us in 2023. Nas brings us extensive logistics experience from previously working at Amazon and other large companies.
Nas grew up in West Haven Connecticut where he graduated from West Haven High School. In his spare time he mentors children through his church, likes to sing and mix music, and will be studying data entry at Gateway College in CT.
Associates and Advisers
Associate Farm Consultant and Educator for Agriculture
Mark Fulford is a well known, independent farm consultant and educator whose expertise includes 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.