MISSION

To educate, encourage and empower individuals and organizations to communicate more effectively on behalf of Florida agriculture.

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For more than 40 years, the Agriculture Communicators of FL has been dedicated to promoting the value of Florida agriculture and to helping elected officials and the public understand more about the state’s rich agricultural history and its diverse agricultural industry.

The ACF is a non-profit organization guided by a board of directors made up of professional communicators from associations, businesses and institutions that are engaged in or support Florida’s agricultural community.

Every four years, along with Farm Credit, the ACF sponsors a Candidates Forum for Florida’s governor and Cabinet races to bring growers and those seeking to lead our state together to discuss issues critical to our state and our industry.

The ACF also provides valuable networking and educational opportunities for professionals and for individual producers and association volunteers in the areas of public relations, communications and issues management.

CANDIDATES FORUM 

For nearly two decades, the Farm Credit – Agriculture Communicators of Florida Candidates Forum has connected Florida’s farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness owners with candidates vying for the state’s top elected elected offices.

Hosted by:

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WHEN & WHERE

Thursday, October 4, 2018

  • 11:30 AM

Orlando County Convention Center Orlando, FL

9899 International Drive South Concourse, Room S310 (Third Level)

Register Online via Eventbrite

 

Florida Agriculture Fast Facts*

90%

The PERCENT of Florida’s farms which are family operationed, while about 10 percent are corporate entities.

32,000

About the number of Florida farms, or approximately 70 percent, with 50 acres or less.

$2.98BILLION

The amount agriculture contributed in indirect tax contributions to local, county, and state governments.

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*From the 2007 USDA Census of Agriculture