Graff's Turf Farms, Inc., Ft. Morgan, CO
James Graff is the co-owner of Graff’s Turf Farms, with long time production manager Marty Thiel. The business is highly automated using the most select turfgrass inputs and the most advanced processes in the turfgrass industry. James has served as an officer of the Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association, Director of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado Foundation, and Chairman of the Turf Producers International/Turf Resource Center Scholarship Committee. He is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers Association, Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and the Colorado Sports Turf Managers Association. James and his wife, Letty, are blessed with four awesome kids, Hannah, Simon, Jacob and Rachel.
Vision for STMA:
This past year serving on the board has been a great learning process. I am excited for the opportunity of a two year term after completing my one year appointment by President Goatley. I believe my contributions as a business owner have been beneficial to the membership. I also believe this board is very focused in building valuable benefits to the members that are relevant to every area of the profession. As a commercial director, I want to build increased commercial involvement that enhances the organization as well as the conferences and exhibition experience. STMA has made a great investment in me a s new board member for the past year, it will be a privilege to give the organization a return on their investment over the next two years.