Oct. 31, 2016
Gainesville, Fla. – Marilyn Grant 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.
Grant, a Marion County native, has been involved with Farm Bureau for nearly 40 years. Grant first served on Marion County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors in 1976, was a 4-H leader for more than a decade and has been inducted into the Marion County Agricultural Hall of Fame.
“She was not a farmer’s wife,” said Tom Cothron, agency manager of Marion County Farm Bureau. “She was a farmer who was married to another farmer.”
“Marilyn’s ability to motivate and lead other people has made her a great asset,” said John Hoblick, President of Florida Farm Bureau Federation. “Her tireless work ethic and skill have helped shape Marion County Farm Bureau and agriculture across the state.”
, the state’s largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 145,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.
G.B. Crawford, Public Relations Director
Jason Davison, Interim Field Services Director