Statewide Meeting Will Be a Diamond Celebration

Oct. 14, 2016

75 Years ButtonGainesville, Fla.—Florida  Farm Bureau will celebrate its 75th anniversary at the Caribe Royale Orlando Resort, Oct. 26-28.

The meeting will include award and recognition programs to honor outstanding young farmers and ranchers, state lawmakers and the accomplishments of county Farm Bureaus and individual members for their distinguished service to agriculture.

“We are honored to recognize our volunteer members at our 75th annual meeting,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. “It is through the strength of our grassroots members that we have been able to serve agriculture for more than seven decades.”

Florida Farm Bureau voting delegates will discuss and approve policy resolutions submitted by county Farm Bureaus throughout the state. The resolutions will be adopted as policy for 2017.

Other convention highlights include a President’s Awards Banquet, a legislative luncheon recognizing state lawmakers, the Commissioner of Agriculture’s Environmental Leadership Awards Breakfast, informative break-out sessions, a member benefits tradeshow and a silent auction benefiting agricultural scholarships.  There will also be a “History Hall” display of historic items and a special evening celebration for members.

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Florida Farm Bureau Federation, the state’s largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 145,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.