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Florida Tomato Committee 2021-2023 Nomination Meeting – District 2 Member Vacancy

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
June 14, 2021


The Florida Tomato Committee has a grower member position in District 2 that it is seeking to fill.  If you are interested in being nominated, or nominating someone else for the position, please attend a meeting on Thursday, June 24, at 12:00 pm at the UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension Service office, located at 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221.  The meeting will be held in the Stewart conference room.

The Florida Tomato Committee is a Federal Marketing Order that was established in 1955. The Committee enforces quality and packing standards on Florida tomatoes that are shipped in interstate commerce. The Committee also supports research efforts and conducts promotional activities to spur consumption of fresh tomatoes.  The Committee consists of two districts; each district has five member positions and five alternate positions for a total of ten members and ten alternates on the full Committee.

To be eligible to serve or to nominate someone to serve in this open position, you must have grown tomatoes in a proprietary capacity (or as an officer of a corporate producer) within District 2 during the 2020-21 season.  District 2 encompasses the following counties of Florida: Brevard, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and St. Lucie.

This position is for a two-year term, from September 2021 to September 2023.

The Florida Tomato Committee acknowledges the benefits of diversity and encourages the nomination of women, minorities, and disabled persons to serve on the Committee.

 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, Steven Kauffman, Jennie Varela (USDA)