Title - Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

2014 Annual Meeting


We hope that you will plan to join us us at the 73rd Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting! This year’s meeting will be held at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach on October 29 – 31, 2014. Farm Bureau’s heritage at the local, state and national levels has always been grounded in our ability to unite the many voices of America’s farm and ranch families through a common vision. This year’s theme, “Our Heritage, Our Future” is definitely fitting, as we will both reflect on the past and look forward to the future while we’re here. While at convention, we hope you will reflect on Farm Bureau’s heritage and vision for the future while reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Attend the breakout sessions. Learn something new from others. But most of all, use what you gain to help us advance Farm Bureau’s shared vision, which in turn will strengthen and support your families, your communities, and your farms and ranches.


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.

Lodging Information

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 Florida Farm Bureau has a room rate of $149 per night plus tax for Annual Meeting Attendees. To make your lodging reservations, please visit: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ffbfannualmeeting. In order to guarantee the discounted rate, all reservations MUST be made by September 26, 2014. If you prefer to call reservations directly, they can be reached at 800-457-4653. Please remember to tell them you are with Florida Farm Bureau.

The Sawgrass Marriott is completely SOLD OUT of sleeping rooms at this time during the dates of the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. If you still need lodging reservations, please email Michael Rogalsky (Michael.rogalsky@ffbf.org) the following:

Guest First Name
Guest Last Name
Check In Date
Check Out Date

We am currently working on securing additional accommodations at a neighboring hotel and will make adjustments to current reservations to make additional rooms at the Marriott available. Once this is done, we will make the reservations for you and send you confirmation information. Please do not forget that we need to know this information by 9/26. After 9/26, accommodations cannot be guaranteed at the Sawgrass Marriott. 

Registration Information

The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is looking forward to your attendance at our 73rd 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 (Received after October 1, 2014): $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.
Sponsorship Opportunities

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 2014 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 73rd 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.