Each year, the fair highlights students’ project accomplishments and demonstrates their determination and strong work ethic. We hear that this year saw a recent year record number of participants. Congratulations to all volunteers and participants on another successful year.
The 2023 Legislative Session will begin on March 7, and Florida Farm Bureau members will waste no time getting to the capital to meet with lawmakers. Florida Farm Bureau Day in Tallahassee is scheduled for March 8, 2023, and members of Polk County Farm Bureau will attend to represent our membership on issues as we meet with our Polk delegation. We will keep you posted on the status of Legislative priorities as the session progresses and members can get regular updates throughout the session by registering to receive Florida Farm Bureau AgWatch bulletins via the Advocacy link at www.floridafarmbureau.org. We will announce the date of our 2023 Legislative Wrap-Up event soon.
Polk County Agri-Fest will take place March 1 – 3 and March 6 – 8. Along with our partners at the Polk County School Board and Polk Extension office, we are thrilled to be back to an in-person only event packed full each day with fourth-grade students and teachers eager to learn more about agriculture. Look for coming updates and photos on this year’s event.
Our Central Florida Ag Deputy Luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the W.H. Stuart Center, 1702 Hwy. 17 S, Bartow. Registration for members and partners is free, but seating is limited, and this event always fills up quickly. To RSVP, contact Carole McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-533-0561, Ext. 111.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available to assist Polk County Farm Bureau in continuing our vital agriculture education and advocacy messaging. For more information, please contact Carole McKenzie at 863-533-0561 or email@example.com or use your smartphone to scan this QR code to visit our easy online sponsorship link.
SAVE THE DATE! Our 2023 Harvest Celebration event is scheduled for the evening of May 5 at The Barn on the Lake in Fort Meade. Tickets will be available soon.
We hope to see you at these events! In the meantime, we encourage members to contact us if we can assist in any way.
Leigh Ann Wynn