December 13, 2018
Morgan Norris of Port Charlotte has been appointed to serve on a select national panel for young farmers. She will help lead the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee for two years.
Norris is a past president of the Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Group and currently serves as an ex-officio member. She is also a member of the DeSoto/Charlotte County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
A University of Florida graduate who majored in agricultural communications, Norris owns and manages a marketing company that assists a variety of clients engaged in farm production and related enterprises.
“In my career and almost every volunteer hour I spend, I am actively promoting agriculture in all that I do,” she said. “I have been fortunate enough to hold several leadership positions that have given me incredible opportunities to be the voice of agriculture throughout my community and my state.”
Composed of 16 members representing all U.S. regions, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is responsible for coordinating competitive events for agricultural leaders early in their careers as well as the Harvest for All program that provides fresh and packaged foods for food banks and other charitable facilities. Last year the program donated more than 25 million pounds of food for families across the nation.
Overall, the Young Farmers and Ranchers program offers leadership training for men and women from 18 to 35 involved in agriculture. It also supports farm-related enterprise and promotes individual opportunity for all.