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Loop's Nursery and Greenhouses Inc
2568 Old Middleburg Road North
Loop's Nursery & Greenhouses encompasses 650,000 square feet in two facilities supplying upscale potted plants, flowers and shrubs to high-end floral retailers around the world.
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Loop's Nursery & Greenhouses
Carl B. Loop, Jr. founded Loop's Nursery & Greenhouses in 1949 with a meager investment and a passion for gardening.
He opened the nursery business with a truckload of lush tropical and subtropical plants, flowers and shrubs from South Florida.
Three days later, a devastating freeze wiped out his
entire investment but did not crush his
enthusiasm for landscaping and gardening.
With a smile on his
face and hope in his
decided to take up landscape work by cutting lawns and trimming hedges.
All the while he
worked late into the night drawing landscape plans and keeping his
Seven years later, he
rebuilt the nursery business and from that point forward he
never looked back.
In the 1960's Loop was one of the first in Florida to use drip irrigation.
was one of the first to control greenhouse temperatures using evaporative cooling panels.
was the first to grow potted chrysanthemums year round by means of the black cloth shade system to control day length.
In the 1980's Carl's son, David, assumed the primary role of running the nursery.
Seventy percent of the plants from Loop's Nursery
are sold in supermarkets in the Southeast and on the East Coast.
Five percent go to retail nurseries and florists, some of which the nursery has been doing business with since the early 1950's when Carl Loop
started the business.
FloridAgriculture | 2002 | Florida Farm Bureau
Carl B. Loop Jr. among inductees
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau - Farm Bureau Newswatch
---COLLINS, LOOP EARN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS---The American Farm Bureau Federation gave its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to former Agriculture Department Chief Economist Keith Collins and Carl Loop, a former vice president of AFBF and long-time president of the Florida Farm Bureau.
Loop, past president of the Florida Farm Bureau, also received the DSA award for his dedication and service to agriculture.
For more than 60 years, Loop
served agriculture at the international, national, state and local levels.
Loop's lifetime involvement in agriculture includes founding Loop's Nursery and Greenhouses, Inc.
, in 1949, and building it into one of the largest operations of its kind in the Southeast.
From 1983 to 2006, he served as president of the Florida Farm Bureau, which nominated him for the award, and he served on AFBF's board of directors for 20 years and as vice president from 1995 to 2001.
was appointed by four American
presidents to advisory panels within USDA
and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Online
Carl B. Loop, Jr.Chairman of the Board & President
Broward Farm Bureau - News: 2007 Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Report
CARL B. LOOP, JR. RECEIVED DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
President John Hoblick presented the organization's highest honor, the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award, to Carl B. Loop, Jr., the Jacksonville nurseryman who served as Federation President for 23 years, retiring in 2006.
Loop founded Loop's Nursery and Greenhouses in 1949.
American Farm Bureau elected him to its board of directors in 1986; he served as vice president from 1995 until 2001.
He also served as president of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Group.
AND KELLI HOFER EARN EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE AWARD
and Kelli Hofer, a Marion County couple, were chosen as the top winners of the Excellence in Agriculture competition.