Annual Meeting Recap


The 2015 Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting was held last week in Ponte Vedra Beach. More than 500 members attended the three-day meeting.

The annual meeting included a President’s Award banquet to honor farmers and ranchers and volunteer leaders, a Legislative Luncheon to recognize lawmakers who champion for agriculture and the Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Awards Breakfast.

The following awards were presented during the annual meeting:

Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement in Agriculture Award, Trevor Bass (Alachua County)

Young Farmer and Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award, Christian Spinosa (Polk County)

Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet Award, Dean Cheshire (Alachua County)

Youth Speech Contest, Victoria Pinedo (Osceola County)

Pat Cockrell Lifetime Achievement Award, Dan Buchanan (Madison County)

Newsperson of the Year Award, Emerald Greene Parsons (Madison County)

Volunteer Communicator of the Year Award, Kellie Mosley (Clay County)

Certified Crop Advisor of the Year Award, Ryan Atwood (Lake County)

Legislator of the Year Award, Sen. Kelli Stargel and Rep. Katie Edwards

Special Recognition to Agriculture Award, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli

Team Player Award, Katherine Lallo (Hendry/Glades County)

Distinguished Service Award, Anne Dickinson (Polk County)

Farmer of the Year, Vic Story (Polk County)

Ag-Environmental Leadership Award, Bull Hammock Ranch (St. Johns County), Carlton and Carlton Ranch (Hillsborough County) and Dasher Farm (Suwannee County)


View our online photo album of GrowingFFB Annual Meeting