“Today I announce my retirement as the president of Florida Farm Bureau Federation effective at the end of my term, which concludes at the Florida Farm Bureau annual meeting in October. I am so appreciative of everyone who has supported my wife Kara and me over the last 15 years in my role as president.
After 25 years of service to the state’s largest and most influential general agricultural organization, it is time for me to return to the farm and spend time with the family who stood by me as I pursued my passion for agriculture in serving Florida farm families as the Voice of Agriculture.
Florida Farm Bureau is in a good place. It is never easy to leave something you love, but the timing is right for Kara and I to start a new chapter in our lives together that allows us to spend more time with family, especially our grandchildren, and friends.
It has been an honor to serve Florida’s farmers and ranchers. They are truly the salt of the earth.”