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News & Newsletters : From the President

John Hoblick, President/CEO

  • Oct 6, 2015


    In a 1937 essay the noted forester and ecologist Aldo Leopold wrote that “The real substance of conservation lies not in the physical projects of government, but in the mental processes of citizens.”

  • Aug 18, 2015

    Our Board is Meeting the Future

    Members of Florida Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors have taken a bold step on behalf of our organization.

  • Jun 23, 2015

    Farm Bureau Works For You

    As a grassroots organization, Florida Farm Bureau serves our members. Our entire team of volunteer leaders and staff people carry out their responsibilities according to the overall direction set by you.

  • May 27, 2015

    The Cuba Factor and Florida

    Late last year the Obama Administration announced the commencement of a series of talks with officials in the
    Cuban government.

  • Apr 17, 2015

    Staying in Tune With Our Legislature             
    Once each year a group of 160 men and women assemble for a special duty in Tallahassee. What they do affects all of us. Their collective assembly, the Florida Legislature, has the primary task of establishing a budget for state government. But in the process they address a range of policy issues.

  • 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.