Title - Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting


2013 Annual Meeting

Since 1941 Florida Farm Bureau continues to Strengthen Family Farms and Communities. Celebrating our 72nd year, the Florida Farm Bureau Federation will host the 72nd Annual Meeting at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach on October 23-25, 2013. This year’s event promises to be one of the best, so please come and join other fellow Farm Bureau leaders to recognize and honor the volunteers who make our organization strong. This year’s theme, Many Voices…One Vision helps to remind us that Florida agriculture is more diverse than ever and is working harder to meet consumers’ demand for every kind of food choice one can imagine. Here, at our annual meeting, those diverse voices come together to speak for all of agriculture and ensure that we and our state remains on a path to productivity, profitability and success.

Agenda

This year’s meeting is sure to be one you don’t want to miss! Click here for the annual meeting overview and tentative agenda.

Highlights include:

 
  • Young Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Events
  • Youth Speech Contest State Finals
  • President’s Award Banquet
  • Member Breakfast
  • Commissioner of Agriculture’s Ag Environmental Awards Breakfast
  • Exciting Breakout Sessions
  • Dynamic Speakers
  • Legislative Awards
  • Policy Development Process
  • Member Benefits Showcase
 
 A tentative agenda will be released in the coming weeks. Be sure to check back here for updates.
Lodging

Renew your perspective and refine your senses at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort. A luxury oasis just 15 minutes from Jacksonville, this world-renowned destination is the finest in North Florida. A picturesque setting nestled along the Northeast Florida coast in Ponte Vedra Beach with 8 golf courses on property. The resort also features its Cabana Beach Club which is set on a private Atlantic Ocean beachfront. The diverse recreation activities, including four outdoor pools, three whirlpools, 24-hour fitness facilities, hiking / biking, deep-sea fishing, and countless family activities make you want to extend your stay!

The Sawgrass Marriott is completely sold out of rooms during our Annual Meeting dates. An overflow room block has been set-up at the Hilton Garden Inn Ponte Vedra. The Hilton is within walking distance to the Sawgrass Marriott and offers a complimentary shuttle should you choose to use it. Reservations can be made by visiting www.pontevedra.hgi.com/. Please be sure to use the group code “FFB”.  


Local Restaurant Information
Looking for somewhere to have dinner on Thursday night? Be sure to click here to find a list of restaurants close to the Sawgrass Marriott!

Registration
The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is looking forward to your attendance at our 72nd Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra! A lineup of outstanding breakout sessions, awards ceremonies and the member benefits showcase should prove to be of interest to all. It's an opportunity to see how Florida Farm Bureau is making a difference for Florida agriculture. Join your industry colleagues to connect with old friends, make new ones, network with sponsors and enjoy the wonderful golf and beach setting of the beautiful Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Registration fees are as follows:

Registration Type Per Person Fee
Full Adult Registration: $125.00
Full Child (under 12) Registration: $60.00
Single Day Adult Registration: $75.00
Single Day Child Registration: $45.00
Late Registration Fee (Postmarked after September 27th): $20.00

Please make checks payable to Florida Farm Bureau and return along with registration forms to:
Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
Attn: Michael Rogalsky
PO Box 147030
Gainesville, FL 32614-7030

Click here to register and pay by cash or check.

Click here to register and pay via credit card by way of PayPal.

Sponsorship

The Voice of Florida Agriculture needs your help! Florida Farm Bureau is actively seeking partners to support year-round educational opportunities offered to more than 147,000 member-families, agribusiness and related industries across the state. Hosting a wide array of events and attracting thousands, our programs are vital to supporting our shared mission with you – a healthy economic farming and ranching community.

Florida Farm Bureau is the largest general agriculture organization in the state and we invite you to invest in efforts to promote our great industry. We offer brand advertising in a variety of venues and in print. Your biggest return for this cost effective sponsorship is visibility and name recognition to a large targeted audience. Showcase your company’s support for agriculture and connect with Farm Bureau members and staff at the 2013 Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Not only does Florida Farm Bureau appreciate your commitment to Florida’s agriculture industry, but we are confident that our conference attendees will value your support as well.

By sponsoring Florida Farm Bureau and the 72nd Annual Meeting you will be:

• Reaching out to over 500 attendees
• Have direct contact with Florida Farm Bureau’s active farmers and ranchers. They are highly influential, politically involved agricultural decision-makers
 
Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.
 
Questions?
Have a question or need assistance? Please contact our Annual Meeting Coordinator, Michael Rogalsky at 352-384-2668 or michael.rogalsky@ffbf.org. We hope to see you in Ponte Vedra as Florida Farm Bureau celebrates Many Voices, One Vision!

If you prefer to register using a paper registration form, please click here.