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  • Our Story - About Super-Sod's History, Grasses, People, and Land

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    The Story of Super-Sod: Our History, Grasses, People, and Land http://www.supersod.com/about

    Each morning brings our own new challenge; do it better today than yesterday. Think of the power that has when you’ve been doing it for over a hundred years.

    Patten Seed & Super-Sod History
    For five generations and over a hundred years we have been innovators in agriculture. From the beginning as a general store, we made available seed for our communities, and then we began cleaning and producing this seed.

    In the 1950s we were pioneers by creating the first warm-season grass seed for production with our brand name Centi-Seed. At the same time we were producing warm-season turfgrass available for homeowners and for golf courses. Then in the 1960s we began implanting golf courses all over the world and then that led to us owning and operating six of our very own.

    To get the job done we often had to create new methods and new machinery. In the 1980s we introduced the first improved Zoysia grass variety, Zenith. For five generations and over a hundred years we have been striving to do better today than what we did yesterday.

    Super-Sod Grasses
    Patten Seed and Super-Sod have been pioneers and innovators in the grass business for well over 60 years. We continue to be innovators. We continue to look for new varieties. We continue to look for new methods that will help us serve our customers better. We work at being the best source of quality grasses for our customers and the best source of information for our customers.

    We innovated with Centipede seed. We have the only improved and seeded Zoysias on the market in the world, Compadre & Zenith. We continue to look at new varieties everyday. We have over 15,000 acres of grass in production in three states. We have the latest in equipment innovations to grow and maintain on the farms.

    Our People
    We have over 250 dedicated employees. Over 20 of those employees have been here 20 years and another 50 or so have been here over 10 years. We are very blessed with fine, capable, dedicated employees. These people have a tremendous attitude. They know how to get the job done. If it takes starting early in the morning, they are there. If it takes staying late at night, they are here also. If we promise a delivery tomorrow, it’s going to be there tomorrow. Our people have a “can-do” attitude and they get the job done. Our people are honest and noble. You can count on the integrity of the people at Patten Seed Company and Super-Sod.

    When you look at how many years of experience these people have, they face every problem there is. They know the solutions. They know how to do it right. We are just pleased with the experience our employees have. We have to get up every morning and figure out how to do things better and we do that. Our people are very creative. They keep up with the new technologies, the latest grasses, new ideas everyday on how to do things better.

    The Land
    We simply have to take great care of the land. It’s what sustains and nourishes all of us. When you work in a multi-generational agricultural business, sustainability is always a driving force. Because one generation knows it has to leave the land in great shape, and the natural resources that we’ve been given in great shape, for the next generation to be able to prosper.

    We’re always trying new methods and machines to do our jobs better and more efficiently. For instance, we take some of our waste product, some of our clippings, and turn it into organic compost that we can use back on the farm. We simply have to do a better job and we simply have to grow things better today than we did yesterday.

    Our people are honest, noble, people of integrity. When they tell you something, you can count on it. We work at being the best source of quality grasses for our customers and the best source of information for our customers. We simply have to take great care of the land. It’s what sustains and nourishes all of us. For five generations and over a hundred years we have been striving to do better today than what we did yesterday.

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