President’s Letter

Season’s Greetings from Polk County Farm Bureau. My name is Michael Matteson, and I am your newly elected President. Your 2023-2024 slate of officers are:

Christian Spinosa, Vice-President

Corby Myers, Treasurer

Daniel Lanier, Secretary

The Polk County Farm Bureau officers and board of directors look forward to serving our members in the coming year.  

The 2024 Legislative Session will begin on January 9 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 January 16, 2024, and members of Polk County Farm Bureau will attend to represent our membership on agriculture 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 We will announce the date of our 2024 Legislative Wrap-Up event soon.

Another great way to stay engaged in the latest agriculture news is to follow Polk County Farm Bureau on Facebook at or on Instagram @polkcountyfarmbureau.

Calling all Agri-Fest Volunteers!  The 2024 Agri-Fest event will take place February 26 – March 1 and March 4 – 8, and we are looking for volunteers to act as group leaders. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sarah True at

SAVE THE DATE!  Our 2024 Central Florida Ag Deputy Luncheon has been scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Complex in Bartow. Members will receive invitations by mail and a link to rsvp will be posted as we get closer to the date.  

Also, don’t forget to support our local youth at the 2024 Polk County Youth Fair, January 20–27!  For more information and a schedule of youth fair events, visit 

On behalf of the board of directors of Polk County Farm Bureau, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year! 


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