Farm Bureau Recognizes Hillsborough County Man with its Highest Award

Oct. 31, 2016

2016 DSA- Ron WetheringtonGainesville, Fla. – Ron Wetherington­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ has been named the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award by Florida Farm Bureau. The award recognizes a Farm Bureau member who has made outstanding contributions to the Farm Bureau organization as well as Florida agriculture.

Wetherington, a Plant City native, has been involved in Farm Bureau for nearly 60 years. He is a past president of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association and strong supporter of his community.  Wetherington is known for his generous spirit, work ethic and ability to get things done.

“For decades, Ron Wetherington has served as a successful advocate for both Farm Bureau and for agriculture,” said John Hoblick, president of Florida Farm Bureau Federation. “His involvement with agricultural and community organizations has bridged gaps between farming and non-farming communities.”

“I sincerely thank you for your accomplishments and contributions to Farm Bureau and agriculture,” added Hoblick.

Florida Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 145,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.

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Media contacts:
G.B. Crawford, Public Relations Director
352.374.1517
gb.crawford@ffbf.org

Jason Davison, Interim Field Services Director
352.384.2668
jason.davison@ffbf.org