Nov. 2, 2016
Gainesville, Fla. – A Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison and Taylor County Farm Bureau insurance agent has won statewide recognition for his cooperative work within the overall organization and his positive contributions to member service.
Freddy Pitts received Florida Farm Bureau’s 2016 Team Player Award at the state organization’s annual meeting in Orlando on Oct. 27. Pitts is the Farm Bureau agency manager for four different counties and he plays a vital role in the success of each office.
Pitts played a huge role in obtaining a $500,000 grant for the Madison County Agricultural Center, where many youth and agricultural-centered events are held each year. He organized a trip for the Madison County Farm Bureau Board of Directors to see the dilapidated condition of the center. With their help, he continued to bring this problem to the attention of local and state representatives, leading to the grant being awarded.
Florida Farm Bureau State Director Mark Byrd said, “Mr. Pitts always exhibits a positive attitude and works each day on strengthening Florida Farm Bureau. Freddy works tirelessly to ensure that all of his many diverse tasks are accomplished and takes pride in promoting the achievement of others. He has continuously emphasized the team and the greater good over his own self.”
Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine State’s largest general agricultural organization with more than 145,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.
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G.B. Crawford, Public Relations Director
Jason Davison, Interim Field Services Director