President’s Letter


We recently submitted our County Recognition Program Application to Florida Farm Bureau. For those who may not be familiar with this program, this is our opportunity to share our county members’ many great agriculture advocacy efforts in the areas of Public Relations, Leadership Development, Organizational Management, Legislative/Policy and Agriculture Education. We are always amazed at our members’ accomplishments and passion for the agriculture community as we put this record together each year. I want to thank all of our member volunteers who make it possible for Polk County Farm Bureau to rise above, year after year.

Florida Farm Bureau has announced the Third Annual Home Field AGvantage Tailgate Event. Florida Farm Bureau Federation will celebrate football and agriculture by serving as the game-day sponsor for the Florida State University vs. Southern Miss game on September 9 at Doak Campbell Stadium and for the University of Florida homecoming game against Vanderbilt University on October 7 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.  Both events are free to the public and will provide football fans with an interactive agricultural experience that highlights assorted products grown statewide.The event will also include educational exhibits, games, food samples and activities for the whole family. For more information on The Home Field AGvantage celebration and to register for an ultimate tailgate team giveaway, visit  

We will hold our Annual Youth Speech Contest on Tuesday, August 22, at 4 p.m. in the Brenneman Room at the Polk County Extension office, 1702 US Highway 17, Bartow. This year’s theme is “How have supply chain issues impacted Florida Agriculture?” Prize money is awarded to the top three performers. The Speech Packet and Application can be found at Please send the application page of the contest packet to Sarah True at by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18.  Call Sarah at 863-533-0561, ext. 112 with any questions.

Save the Date!  The 81st Annual Polk County Farm Bureau Membership Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023, beginning at 6:30 at the Polk Extension Office W.H. Stuart Center in Bartow. Active PCFB members will receive invitations by mail. Sponsorships are available for this event. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or need additional information, please contact Carole McKenzie at or 863-533-0561, ext. 111.



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Leigh Ann Wynn


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