Feb. 24, 2015
Florida Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers received top honors for donating 16.9 million pounds of fresh produce and food to assist hungry Americans as part of American Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” food donation competition. The award was presented during the AFBF Fusion Conference in Nashville, Feb. 14.
This is the second consecutive year that the Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers brought home the winning title. The Florida group was up against young farm families from across the nation. The check received for their efforts will be donated back to disadvantaged families.
“Our Young Farmers and Ranchers are thankful for all of our county members across the state who worked together collectively to help us achieve this honor,” said Christian Spinosa, Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers President. “We are proud to give back to the community to help those less fortunate.”
In its 12th year, “Harvest for All” is spearheaded by members of American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program. Farm Bureau members across the country contribute to the effort. The partnership between Farm Bureau and Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, is a national community action program through which farmers and ranchers can help ensure that every American enjoys the bounty of food they produce.
Since Harvest for All was launched, Farm Bureau families have collected more than 35 million pounds of food, logged more than 19,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $1 million in donations.