SMR Farms has been a leading grower of high-performance warm-season turfgrasses for the golf, sports and residential markets for over fifteen years.
SMR Farms, as an affiliate of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. and Lakewood Ranch, is no lightweight, and enjoys the financial strength and staying power you need in your grassing contractor.
SMR Farms is also an environmentally responsible grower. Our company has been a leader in water conservation and alternative water supply for over 25 years, using low-volume irrigation methods and minimizing the use of valuable groundwater supplies.
Our palette of turfgrasses is only the starting point for our global turf business. Currently, SMR Farms maintains fumigated and certified acreages of the following turfgrasses:
- Celebration Bermuda
- Tifway 419 Bermuda
- Sunday Bermuda Ultradwarf
We also grow EMPIRE Zoysia, Floratam St. Augustine and Argentine Bahia.
SMR Farms is part of a legacy that dates back to the early 1900’s which includes the Award-winning Lakewood Ranch, an 8,500 acre master-planned community encompassing all aspects of residential and commercial development. Our turfgrasses are showcased in the development’s 54 holes of championship golf, the Sarasota Cricket Club, nine world-class polo fields at the world-renowned Sarasota Polo Club, The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch with its 22 regulation soccer fields (including event scheduling and consulting) and a variety of community parks, soccer and baseball fields, and residential lawns.
Our latest investment is a modern washed-sprig production facility in Bradenton, Florida. This facility gives us the capability of providing solutions for domestic and international golf and sports projects requiring a vigorous soil-free sprig.
Soil-Free Sprig Processing
Through the years, SMR Farms has focused on clean, vigorous and healthy turfgrass. Our sprig-washing facility has plenty of capacity to turnaround orders in compressed time frames, and can provide material year-round thanks to our warm coastal climate. In addition, we farm on sandy soils which are ideal for turfgrass exports from a phytosanitary standpoint.
Located at the geographic and commercial crossroads of the Americas, Florida has emerged as a key global trade hub. With its well-developed international trade infrastructure, multilingual workforce, unbeatable bottom-line business advantages, and its international finance and banking community, Florida provides tremendous value to companies doing international business. Florida is a logical gateway to access global markets.
The enormous volume of international trade is facilitated by Florida’s extensive infrastructure supporting international commerce.
SMR Farms’ export processing facilities are located just an hour away from four international airports and two ocean ports which provide carrier services to any point in the world, thus allowing SMR Farms to deliver the freshest sprigs in the market.
The U.S. is the number one choice when it comes to sourcing high-performance genetically-pure turfgrass varieties, and SMR Farms has the experience and resources to provide the turf solution to your next project. Please call or visit to see what we can do for you.