PCFB President’s Column: Legislative Wrap-Up event gets bumped


EACH YEAR, immediately following the end of the Legislative Session, the Polk County Farm Bureau hosts our Legislative Wrap-Up event. This year’s event was scheduled for Tuesday, June 9. Given the Special Session, which must take place in order to present a state budget, the June 9 PCFB Legislative Wrap-Up has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will keep you posted and announce when a new date for this event is confirmed. To learn more about the ending status of bills on Florida Farm Bureau’s legislative agenda, visit the Legislative Action Center at www.floridafarmbureau.org.

I’d like to say a special thanks to the sponsors and attendees of the 2015 Polk County Farm Bureau Harvest Celebration event. Thanks to all of our supporters, we will be well positioned to continue our educational outreach efforts as the voice of Polk County agriculture. Please take any opportunity you have to let our sponsors know that you appreciate their contributions to our industry.

2015 Harvest Celebration sponsors:

• AllTech
• Bartow Ford Company
• Berry Care
• Capt. Steve Barron
• CHAPP, Inc.
• Chemical Containers, Inc.
• CenterState Bank AgriBusiness
• Central Florida Development Council
• Central Florida Media Group
• Citizens Bank & Trust
• Community Southern Bank
• Crop Production Services
• Cutrale
• DeVane Harvesting
• Dunson Harvesting
• Five Star Family Growers
• Florida Farm & Ranch Supply
• Grape Hammock Fish Camp
• Greenwood Chevrolet
• Griffin Fertilizer
• Growers Fertilizer Corp.
• Howard Fertilizer
• Hunt Bros.
• Island Grove Ag Products
• James Farms
• Land South Group
• Langford Realty, Inc.
• Myers Groves
• Peace River Packing Co.
• Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery
• Polk County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers
• Polk Training Center
• Prudential Ag Investments
• Putnam Ag Services
• Sorensen Schade Chevrolet
• Southern Citrus Nurseries
• Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club
• Spath Jewelers
• SunTrust Bank
• The Krazy Kricket
• The Mosaic Company
• The Story Companies
• Tropicana Products
• Victor Smith Law Group

With summer just around the corner, you may be making summer vacation plans. Among the many great benefits of Farm Bureau membership are significant savings on hotels, rental cars, and theme park tickets. Be sure to take advantage of these member benefits as you make your travel plans. Just one weekend of savings on a hotel stay can cover a year’s membership cost! If you are not a member of Farm Bureau, this is one more reason to join. To view Farm Bureau member benefits, visit www.floridafarmbureau.org.

Finally, I would like to congratulate our graduating Polk FFA high school seniors and encourage you to remain active in the agriculture industry as your pursue your college and career goals. Polk County Farm Bureau now has a Student Membership Program for high school and college students at a reduced membership rate of $30 per year. To join the PCFB, please go to www.pcfb.org or contact Carole McKenzie at the PCFB office at (863) 533-0561, ext. 111, or carolem@pcfb.org. Congratulations, Polk seniors, on all of your hard work. We wish you all the best of future success.

Sincerely,

KYLE R. STORY
President, Polk County Farm Bureau