Jan 17, 2023
ProGro adds 2 ag entrepreneurs to advisory board

ProGro Bio, a Georgia-based microbial provider of all-natural, organically certified solutions, has added two members to its advisory board.

David Shoemaker and Raymond Hurt have joined the board, established to leverage agricultural and related expertise to aid in business and product development, marketing and strategic planning.

Shoemaker has more than 41 years of success in agricultural and turf-related businesses and currently operates multiple distribution locations of agricultural products in Georgia and South Carolina. He serves as managing member of the second largest e-commerce irrigation supply store in the U.S. and is president of Wireless Irrigation Technologies, a design and installation company focused on large agricultural projects. He has owned one of the largest private water utility companies in Georgia since 1987.

Hurt owns several agricultural businesses spanning agricultural retail sales, seed manufacturing, row crop farming, and timber production. He currently operates a seed manufacturing company that has been a family-operated business since 1932. The business provides a variety for more than 3.5 million acres annually. Hurt also owns a row crop farming operation that produces cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat and oats. In addition, Hurt has ownership in H&H Pallet Co. and Southern Lease Management Group.

“Ray and David are outstanding additions to ProGro’s Advisory Board,” Blake Young, ProGro chair and CEO, said in a news release. “Both gentlemen have excellent experience in the Agricultural Sector and bring decades of experience in business development to the benefit of ProGro.”

ProGro BIO produces all-natural organic microbial formulations focused on reversing environmental damage caused by chemical fertilizers and toxic solutions.

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