President’s Letter


We recently held our Legislative Wrap-Up Luncheon, where we heard an overview of Florida Farm Bureau’s legislative priorities throughout the 2023 session and enjoyed great dialog with members of our Polk Legislative Delegation. We are blessed in Polk agriculture to enjoy relationships with our delegation members that allow for the effective exchange of ideas. Our thanks to all who attended and participated in this annual event. A special thanks to the Legislative Wrap-Up sponsors: Central Florida Development Council, Farm Credit of Central Florida, and The Mosaic Company.   

The State FFA Convention will take place June 19 – 23 in Orlando. Polk County Farm Bureau congratulates all Polk and Florida FFA students on their accomplishments and sends our wishes for an exciting and productive convention experience.

The Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference and Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention also take place in June, and I know many of us are looking forward to attending those events.

The Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference will be held July 7 – 9 in Orlando with a “Growing Forward” programming theme that will offer great break-out session education opportunities, competitions, and networking activities.  

Summer is also the time when Florida Farm Bureau hosts its Advisory Committee meetings to discuss policy development that will guide the FFBF state board on issues important to agriculture producers statewide. Polk County Farm Bureau members serve on the Apiculture, Aquaculture, Beef, Budget/Economy, Citrus, Fruit & Vegetable, Labor, Trade, Water & Natural Resources, and Oversight Committees. We thank these members for their time in service on these vital committees.  

Polk students are encouraged to begin their preparations for the Polk County Farm Bureau Annual Speech Contest scheduled for August 22 at 4 p.m.  This year’s theme is “How have supply chain issues impacted Florida agriculture?” The speech packet and application can be found at or email Applications are due to PCFB by 5 p.m., Friday, August 18.  

Finally, don’t forget to take advantage of your Farm Bureau membership benefits this summer! To review a list of benefits, visit or download the Florida Farm Bureau app from your app store. Have a great Fourth of July with your family! 


Leigh Ann Wynn


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