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News & Newsletters : From the President

John Hoblick, President/CEO

  • Jun 24, 2014

    Your Membership Helps Build a Better Florida

    As indicated by its mission statement, Florida Farm Bureau operates to increase the household incomes of farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of rural life.

    As the largest general farm organization in Florida, we are proud to serve as the Voice of Florida Agriculture. But Farm Bureau offers more than just the quest for a positive bottom line. We also represent the values and aspirations shared by most Floridians.


  • Jun 19, 2014

    Why You Should Oppose the New EPA Rule

    In a 1912 public address President Woodrow Wilson declared that “The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.” Some of our current federal officials would be wise to heed Wilson’s counsel.

  • Apr 16, 2014

    Farm Bureau Members Created Momentum For Priority Legislation

    The impact of grassroots activism was never more evident than during our Legislative Days in March. More than 400 Farm Bureau members traveled to Tallahassee so they could participate in a full round of meetings with Florida’s
    public leaders.

  • Mar 5, 2014

    Highlights Of A Full Grassroots Agenda

    By any measure, Florida Farm Bureau’s schedule of activities for late winter and early spring is ambitious. Our volunteer leaders, other members and staff have a work plan that is typical for our activist, grassroots organization.

    The Florida Farm Bureau State Women’s Leadership Conference, held Feb. 27 through March 1 in Daytona Beach, featured informative seminars, leadership training and a tour of several of the area’s top agricultural operations.

  • Feb 18, 2014

    Our Perspective on Clean Water and Healthy Communities

    Florida’s farmers and ranchers live on the land that supports their livelihoods. The care they give to natural resources is guided by more than an economic incentive.

    They share a deep concern for the future well-being of their families and their communities.


  • Feb 5, 2014

    National Award Affirms Florida Farm Bureau's Success

    Florida Farm Bureau started off 2014 by bringing home a ringing national endorsement. For the second year in a row our state organization won the Pinnacle Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation.

    This honor recognized Florida Farm Bureau as the best state Farm Bureau in its membership group. The award is based upon the judges’ evaluations of our major programs and activities.


  • Jan 2, 2014

    Looking Forward to an Exciting, Productive Year

    I hope that you and your family enjoyed a memorable holiday season. Like most other Florida households, the Hoblick family gratefully took advantage of a few days to rest and delight in each other’s company.

    Now that the new year has arrived and holidays have passed, the horizon opens to fresh possibilities for families, for business and for personal growth. Most everyone gradually enters into the daily routine with a sense of renewed commitment to the values and goals we hold dear.


  • Dec 18, 2013

    We give thanks for abundance and collective effort

    The holiday season is a time of joy as well as reection. Like most other Floridians, I will think about the many blessings I have enjoyed in the past year.

    One of the most important blessings I will count is the bountiful food available in our society. Thanks to farm families across our state and nation, we can choose from an abundance of nutritious foods throughout the year.

  • Nov 12, 2013

    Farm-City Week Activities Support Local Communities
    Farm Bureau volunteers throughout Florida are busy preparing for Farm-City Week. Events they have scheduled will celebrate the mutual bond between agricultural producers and non-farm residents.

  • Oct 3, 2013

    A Year of Achievement is Foundation for the Future

    At this time last year I joined Florida Farm Bureau members throughout the state in preparing for our annual
    meeting. As always, I anticipated the pleasure of honoring our fine volunteers at these gatherings.