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.