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News & Newsletters : From the President

John Hoblick, President/CEO

  • Mar 30, 2015

    Grassroots Partnerships At Work

    Good people make good things happen. Florida Farm Bureau members proved the point last month during our organization’s 2015 Legislative Days.

    They created the momentum for a most successful citizens’ lobbying initiative at our state Capitol. Their willingness to travel to Tallahassee and meet with our lawmakers will make a real difference in public policy making.

  • Feb 24, 2015

    Farm Bureau Legislative Priorities

    In our busy lives major events seem to roll around quickly. It’s time again for Florida’s state lawmakers to begin their regular session.

    I can assure you that Florida Farm Bureau has already identified our organization’s major priorities. Our board of directors adopted a set of key policy issues, creating the framework we will use to approach legislative proposals as they are introduced and debated.

  • Jan 8, 2015
    Growing Farm Bureau Membership
    Few pioneer Florida Farm Bureau leaders imagined that, more than seven decades after its founding, our organization would boast 147,000 members. But all of them would be impressed by its multi-dimensional development over the years.
  • Dec 17, 2014

    A Cheer For Our Christmas Tradition 

    There are many Floridians living today who remember a different Christmas experience. They can recall what the celebration was like before World War II.

    The fundamental religious meaning of Christmas was the same, of course. But material conditions were quite different—especially in rural areas.

  • Nov 17, 2014

    A Dedicated State Board Supports Farm Bureau

    Farm Bureau is blessed to have exceptional human talent. Some of the best talent available is supplied by our volunteer leaders.

  • Oct 8, 2014

    Volunteers Will be Honored at the State Annual Meeting

    I always look forward to Florida Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting. It is a bright stage designed to highlight the accomplishments of our fine volunteers.

  • Aug 19, 2014
    Get Involved In Your Local Farm Bureau

    A special Farm Bureau season has arrived. Volunteer leaders across the state have begun to hold county Farm Bureau annual meetings.
    These events give members an opportunity to enjoy good food and fellowship with neighbors in their communities. There is always a delicious new dessert to sample or a new friend to greet.
  • Aug 12, 2014
    Rep. Southerland Stands with Farm Families

    We hear a lot of commentary these days about Congressional gridlock. But members of Florida’s Congressional delegation are willing to take action in support of our farm families.oduction... 

  • 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.