Florida Tomato Committee 2021-2023 Nomination Meeting

Established Pursuant to Federal Marketing Agreement and Order No. 966, As Amended
Regulating the Handling of Tomatoes

800 Trafalgar Court, Suite 300, Maitland, FL  32751
Telephone: (407) 660-1949

March 26, 2021


The Florida Tomato Committee (FTC) has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, April 27, at 11:00 am for eligible persons to nominate members and alternates to serve on the Committee for a two-year term, from September 2021 to September 2023.  The Meeting will be held virtually on Zoom:

Video conference: https://zoom.us/j/92077117205
Telephone conference: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 920 7711 7205

Nominations will be accepted for both FTC districts:

District 1 Counties                                                    District 2 Counties

Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry,            Brevard, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough,

Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach                    Indian River, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, St. Lucie

Each district will have five open member positions and five open alternate positions for a total of ten members and ten alternates on the full Committee. All persons who have grown tomatoes in a proprietary capacity (or as an officer of a corporate producer) during the 2020-21 season will be eligible to nominate and be nominated. Persons who have grown tomatoes in both districts must select the district in which they wish to nominate, and in which they are willing to serve should they be nominated.  No person may nominate or be nominated in more than one district.

Following the nominating meeting, the FTC will convene a regular meeting to review the independent auditors’ report for the year ended July 31, 2020.   

The Florida Tomato Committee acknowledges the benefits of diversity and encourages the participation of women, minorities, and disabled persons in all its activities, including these nominations.  If you need special accommodations to participate in this event, please contact the FTC office at (407) 660-1949 by April 13, 2021 to inform us of your need(s).  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

cc:       FTC Members, Alternates, and Registered Handlers
Chris Nissen and Steven Kauffman, USDA