The Florida Tomato Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 10:30 am in which tomato growers in the state can nominate fellow growers or themselves to serve on the Committee for a two-year term, from September 2023 to September 2025. The FTC is a federal marketing order that regulates the handling of Florida tomatoes and supports the industry through research and promotion efforts. The Committee oversees production in two districts:
District 1 Counties
Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach
District 2 Counties
Brevard, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, 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), in either of the FTC districts, during the 2022-23 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.
The Meeting will be held on Zoom. If you are interested in participating or have questions about the nomination process, please contact the Florida Tomato Committee office at 407-660-1949 or info@FloridaTomatoes.org.