Agriculture

DAN RICHEY

PRESIDENT & CEO, RIVERFRONT PACKING, VERO BEACH

Riverfront Packing owns groves (4,000 acres of primarily grapefruit, with a small amount of lemons and oranges) and is also an international marketing company — 85% of its grapefruit is shipped internationally. The company employs more than 140. Richey, who has been with the company for 39 years, is responsible for all functions of Riverfront Packing, with a focus on the marketing in Europe and Asia.

EDUCATION Florida Southern College (BS)
SOMETHING SURPRISING After graduating from Florida Southern (while trying to keep a baseball career dream alive), I taught physical education at an elementary school in Lakeland for one year.
FLORIDA ISSUE We need to stop talking around the issue of water and take immediate action to preserve this natural resource especially in light of our explosive population.
STAYING FIT I religiously run, swim, lift weights. I never miss a day!

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ERNIE BARNETT

FLORIDA LAND COUNCIL

Michael Basore

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Robert Behr

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ANN BLOUNT

FORAGE BREEDING AND GENETICS, UF/IFAS

Robert Buker

U.S. Sugar

RICK DANTZLER

CITRUS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

MALLORY LYKES DIMMITT

LYKES BROTHERS

Pepe Fanjul Jr.

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Lynetta Usher Griner

Usher Land & Timber

Mitch Hutchcraft

King Ranch

Mike Joyner

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

Dan Richey

Riverfront Packing

Jose Smith

Costa Farms

Jim Strickland

Strickland Ranch

Leslie Sturmer

University of Florida IFAS

Keith Wedgworth

Wedgworth Farms

Gary Wishnatzki

Wish Farms