Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET

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About Us

The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the Sunshine State's largest general agricultural organization with more than 147,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties.

Florida Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization founded by farmers to promote and protect the agricultural interests of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture. Our farmers and ranchers provide an abundant supply of food and fiber with responsible stewardship of Florida’s natural resources.

Farm Bureau is organized on a county, state and national level. Members of Farm Bureau pay nominal annual county dues that entitle them to a wide array of benefits. Both farmers and non-farmers can be Farm Bureau members.

Farm Bureau policies and programs are developed from grassroots recommendations originating at the local county Farm Bureau level. From these recommendations, tentative policy resolutions are prepared and submitted to Florida Farm Bureau members at large for consideration at the state annual meeting.

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase the net income of farmers and ranchers, and to improve the quality of rural life.

Our Vision

Our vision is to truly be the most effective, influential and respected Farm Bureau in the nation and be recognized as Florida's Voice of Agriculture.

 

Media Contacts

GB Crawford
Director of Public Relations

352.378.1517 | gb.crawford@ffbf.org

Mary Ficek
Public Relations, Communications Specialist
352.378.1535 | Mary.ficek@ffbf.org

Joey Mazzafero
Advertising Manager, Florida Agriculture
352.378.1523 | joey.mazzafero@ffbf.org

Rachael Smith
Public Relations,Communications Manager
352.378.1521 | rachael.smith@ffbf.org

 

Florida Agriculture Facts:

 

 There are approximately 47,500 commercial farms in Florida

 The average Florida farm size is 195 acres

 Florida agriculture provided a total of 1.35 million jobs in 2010

 Florida produces more than 250 different commodities, making it one of the most diverse production agriculture states in the nation

 Florida accounts for 65% of the total U.S. citrus production

 Florida ranks second among the states in the value of vegetable production

 Florida is the world leader in phosphate rock production

 Florida ranks second among the states in the production of greenhouse and nursery products

 In 2010, Florida ranked seventh among the states in agricultural exports with $3.1 billion

 More than 140 countries imported Florida agricultural commodities in 2010