Aaron McWhorter, NG Turf sod farm-president

Aaron McWhorter grew up in Heard County, Georgia working on the family dairy farm. In 1969 Aaron graduated from West Georgia College with a BA in history and took a teaching position at Lamar County High School. During this time he also performed the duties of head men’s and women’s basketball coach and assistant football coach. He earned his Masters in Education from West Georgia College in 1983 while simultaneously serving on the school board.

In 1972 Aaron returned to work on the family dairy farm until 1985 when he started his turfgrass company, North Georgia Turf, Inc. Starting with only 25 certified acres of bermudagrass, NG Turf has grown to approximately 2000 acres with farm locations in Whitesburg, Franklin, Clarkesville, Calhoun and Fort Valley, Georgia. North Georgia Turf has established itself as an industry leader throughout the Southeast in providing high quality products and superior service.

In December 1991, Aaron started another company, Sports Turf Company, Inc. to meet the growing athletic field construction business in Georgia. Sports Turf has grown into an organization that is recognized as the preferred contractor for high quality construction projects for colleges and universities, city and county municipalities, and public school systems throughout the Southeast. Recent high-profile projects include the Atlanta Falcons training facility in Flowery Branch, GA; the 1996 Olympic Softball Facility in Columbus, GA; and multiple projects for Mississippi State, Auburn University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Mississippi.

Aaron and his wife, Linda, reside in Whitesburg. They have three children, Mark, Merett and Natalie, all active in the family businesses, and six grandchildren.

  • Georgia Turfgrass Association – Past President & Board of Directors
  • Tifsport Growers Association – Past President
  • Georgia Sod Producers Association – First President & Board of Directors
  • Georgia Crop Improvement Association – Board of Directors
  • Turfgrass Producers International (TPI)
  • Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA)
  • Past Member West Georgia Farm Credit Service Board
  • Past Member 3rd District Farm Credit Board of Directors
  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board
  • Past Chairman 3rd District Farm Credit Board of Directors (1988)
  • Georgia Water Advisory Committee to E.P.D.
  • Urban Ag Council – Board of Directors
  • American Sports Builders Association & Past Member Board of Directors
  • University of West Georgia – Trustee Board
  • Georgia Association of General Contractors – Board of Directors
  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Vice Chairman & Board of Directors


Merett Alexander
VP of Golf Course Sales
Natalie Howard
Vice President of Business Administration
Jutt Howard
VP of Business Operations, Certified Turf Professional
Eddie Ott
VP of Production
Nicky Stacey
Assistant Office Manager & Logistics Coordinator, Certified Turfgrass Professional
Michelle New
Sales Manager, Certified Turfgrass Professional
JC Adams
Assistant Sales Manager
Kathi Miley
Accounts Payable
Heather Adams
Office Assistant
Whit Shealy
Farm Manager - Whitesburg
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