MAITLAND, Fla. – The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association BB #:153753 in the present day introduced the choice of 14 up-and-coming agriculture business leaders for Class 12 of its Emerging Leader Development Program.
Administered by the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation, the creation of the Emerging Leader Development Program again in 2011 has offered 128 younger leaders with an immersive expertise on the various points dealing with the business and tips on how to be leaders inside FFVA. Eight graduates have now gone on to serve on the highest stage inside FFVA, as members of the board of administrators.
Class 12 members are:
• Thomas Addison, H&A Farms, Mount Dora
• Renee L. Buxton, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, Belle Glade
• David Dyer, Corteva Agriscience, Bradenton
• Russ Fraleigh, Florida Coast Equipment, Royal Palm Beach
• Josh Hancock, RC Hatton, Royal Palm Beach
• Brett Helvey, Diamond R. Fertilizer, Cape Coral
• Lamar Jahna, Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Avon Park
• Hernan Martinez, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Clewiston
• Mac Metcalf, Syngenta Crop Protection, Oviedo
• Jeremy Nipper, Everglades Equipment Group, Tampa
• Todd Pirtle, Syngenta Vegetable Seeds, Homestead
• Matthew Reichenbach, Ferris Farms, Inc., Floral City
• Erin Parke Watson, Parkesdale Farms, Dover
• Joel Whitehead, Harris Moran, Winter Haven
During the yr forward, contributors will go to FFVA’s headquarters to find out about all sides of the affiliation; tour farming and packing operations in Florida; meet in Tallahassee with elected officers and state leaders through the legislative session; and journey to the center of California’s agricultural area to get an excellent broader perspective. Class 12 will graduate at FFVA’s annual conference in September 2023.
More about FFVA’s Emerging Leader Development Program could be discovered at https://fscf.org/.
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is an agricultural group whose membership represents nearly all of fruit and vegetable manufacturing within the state. Follow FFVA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.