Warren Bryant, White City Nursery Manager, will be retiring on October 27th. Warren has worked in the forest nursery operations for over forty years. Warren, thank you for your valuable service!
William Ireland was promoted to Nursery Manager in August. William was formerly a Nursery Technician at the White City Nursery for several years. William will report to Ken McQuage, IFCO Bareroot Nursery Operations Manager.
Zack Clark, formerly a Nursery Technician at the White City Nursery, was promoted to the Nursery Supervisor position in August. In his new role, Zack will report to William Ireland, White City Nursery Manager.
Gretchen Dubs has been promoted from Nursery
Supervisor to Interim Nursery Manager. In
her new role, Gretchen will report to Ken McQuage, IFCO Bareroot Nursery Operations
Manager. Mike Prime is currently on a leave of absence but remains in his role
as the Jesup Nursery Manager.
Carson Chittum has accepted the position of Jesup
Nursery Supervisor and will start work on September 21st. Carson has a degree in Turf Management from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and has several
years of agricultural and turf management experience. Carson will report to Gretchen Dubs, Jesup
Nursery Interim Nursery Manager.
Pine Hill Nursery:
DeWayne Hargreaves has been promoted from IFCO Nursery Manager to IFCO Senior Nursery Manager in August. In his new role, DeWayne will continue to manage the IFCO Pine Hill Nursery but will also assist Ken McQuage, IFCO Bareroot Nursery Operations Manager, with the management of all IFCO Bareroot Nurseries, as needed.
Aaron Prewitt began work in September as a Tree
Improvement Technician, reporting to Dr. Graham Ford, IFG&S Tree
Improvement and Research Manager. Aaron
has a degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural
College and comes to IFG&S with several years of agricultural
IFCO Seedlings Genetic Investment Advisor
Donnie Fleming joined IFCO Seedlings in
September as a Genetic Investment Advisor.
Donnie previously worked for ArborGen as their Gulf Coast Reforestation
Advisor. Donnie is skilled at guiding
foresters and landowners in matching the correct species to the proper soil
type, seedling stock type, and genetic selection. Donnie will be serving
clients in the Gulf Coast region.