In the Community: Leon County Farm Bureau Celebrates Annual Accomplishments

October 2021 FloridAgriculture E-Newsletter

The Leon County Annual Membership meeting was held on September 28th, 2021 at the Goodwood Museum in Tallahassee, FL. A meal was provided by Leon County Farm Bureau member, Scott McCormick and McCormick’s Deli.  On top of the Farm Bureau business that occurred during the meeting, the board invited Michelle Miller, the “Farm Babe” to speak as their keynote speaker.  The board of directors wanted to ensure that the message of the Farm Babe was spread to as many people as possible.  Because of this, they invited board members from surrounding county Farm Bureau’s to attend and invite a couple of their local elected officials. Michelle talked to members and legislators in attendance about the importance of advocating for agriculture and how to share your story.  She inspired members to speak up and how to check facts to make sure they are up to date on the most accurate and true information.

Florida Farm Bureau’s 2020 Newsperson of the Year, Tom Flannagan, came to cover the event.  Before the meeting started, he was able to interview Michelle and ask questions about the importance of advocating for agriculture.  This interview was aired the next day on the local station, WFSU Radio.

Members were able to mingle, learn about member benefits, and even visit tables of local producers selling their products.  Member Benefits partner, Wild Adventures was there to give members more information about their parks and the discounts Farm Bureau members received.  A great time was had by all.