Farm Bureau Recognizes Putnam County Man with its Highest Award

Nov. 4, 2014

Gainesville, Fla. – Teddy Siehler, a Pomona Park beef cattle producer, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award by Florida Farm Bureau. The award recognizes a Farm Bureau member who has made outstanding contributions to the Farm Bureau organization as well as Florida agriculture.

Siehler has served as a board member, secretary and vice president of the Putnam/St. Johns County Farm Bureau. A Putnam County Fair Authority member for more than 20 years, he has been a leader in creating youth programs for the organization.

He has also been president of the Putnam County Cattlemen’s Association for more than 25 years and chair of the Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District for two decades.

“Teddy is a fine example of the tradition of volunteer service to our communities,” Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick said. “His ability to work with other people has made him a standout county board member. His tireless work ethic and talent at forming a group consensus helped create a secure foundation for the future of Putnam/St. Johns County Farm Bureau.

“I am pleased to present this award to Teddy,” he added.