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Florida Tomato Committee 2021-22 Organizational Meeting

Established Pursuant to Federal Marketing Agreement and Order No. 966, As Amended
Regulating the Handling of Tomatoes
800 Trafalgar Court, Suite 300, Maitland, Florida 32751
Telephone (407) 660-1949

TO:                FTC Members and Alternates

FROM:          Michael Schadler, FTC Manager

SUBJECT:     Organizational Meeting

CC:                 FTC Registered Handlers from 2020-21;
                       USDA: Chris Nissen, Steven Kauffman, Jennie Varela

Chairman J.M. Procacci has scheduled the Florida Tomato Committee’s 2021-22 Organizational Meeting for Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Sea Star Room at The Westin Sarasota:

100 Marina View Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: 941-217-4777

A continental breakfast will be provided for Committee Members and Alternates at 8:45 a.m.
For those unable to attend in person, please use the following teleconference line and password:

Phone Number:  646-632-1000
Code:  1407-8214-151

Participation is critical as a quorum is needed.  The Committee nominees will be seated, and actions taken will be official policies for the upcoming season.

If you need special accommodations or special meal needs to participate in any events, please contact the Committee office at (407) 660-1949.

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