Western Palm Beach County Farmer is Florida Farm Bureau’s Volunteer Communicator of the Year

October 2021

Keith Wedgworth, a fourth-generation farmer in South Florida, was named Florida Farm Bureau’s 2021 Volunteer Communicator of the Year.

This prestigious honor recognizes a Farm Bureau volunteer who has successfully communicated the many ways agricultural production benefits Floridians. The award was presented at the state organization’s annual meeting on Oct. 28 in Orlando.

Wedgworth is a respected spokesperson and authoritative voice for local agriculture.  His ability to share agriculture’s story across digital and traditional platforms bridges the gap between a farm and non-farm audience.

He posts about locally-grown fruits and vegetables and helps to educate his followers on important agricultural issues.

Wedgworth is vice president of Wedgworth Farms, a 10,000-acre sugar cane and rice farm in the Everglades Agricultural Area. He also manages the family’s fertilizer business and 10,000- acre cattle ranch.

Wedgworth is a respected member of the farming and business community of the Everglades Agricultural Area and the Coastal Business Community of Palm Beach County.

He was recognized as the Belle Glade Agri-Industrial Person of the Year in 2012, received the Burl Long Leadership Award in 2017, and in 2018, he was recognized as one of Florida Trends 500 Most influential Business Leaders.

He is active in the following local organizations: Western Palm Beach County Farm Bureau, Belle Glade Rotary, Black Gold Jubilee, University of Florida Everglades Research and Education Center Advisory Board Member, UF Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture Advisory Board Member, South Florida Fair Board Member and member of Florida Farm Bureau’s State Water and Natural Resources Advisory Committee.

Wedgworth resides in Wellington with his wife, Amanda, and two children, Whitney Kay and Wells.

Florida Farm Bureau is proud to recognize Keith Wedgworth as Florida Farm Bureau’s 2021 Volunteer Communicator of the Year.