Agriculture

ERNIE BARNETT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & PRESIDENT, FLORIDA LAND COUNCIL/WATER AND LAND ADVISORS, WEST PALM BEACH/TALLAHASSEE

The Florida Land Council is a non-profit corporation that consists of 19 principal members who own more than 3 million acres throughout Florida. The council was formed in 1985 for the purpose of protecting the asset value of members’ landholdings. Water and Land Advisors provides specialized consulting in Florida water supply, water quality and environmental issues.

EDUCATION Northwest Florida State College (AA), University of West Florida (BS, MS), University of Florida (MS)
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS I had a lead role in the successful passage of the Lake Okeechobee Protection Act, the Everglades Restoration Investment Act and the Legacy Florida Act.
PHILANTHROPY I am avid wildlife and landscape artist. I give my artwork away to friends or donate paintings to raise money for charities. I’m also passionate about pediatric cancer research and providing resources to groups that support families that are undergoing pediatric medical care.

ERNIE BARNETT

FLORIDA LAND COUNCIL

Michael Basore

TKM Bengard Farms

RICK DANTZLER

CITRUS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

MALLORY DIMMITT

LYKES BROTHERS

Pepe Fanjul Jr.

Florida Crystals

DONELL GWINN

GWINN BROTHERS FARM

ELLIS HUNT

HUNT BROTHERS

Mitch Hutchcraft

King Ranch

Mike Joyner

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

GENE LOLLIS

ARCHBOLD BUCK ISLAND RANCH

ADAM PUTNAM

DUCKS UNLIMITED

Jose Smith

Costa Farms

JOSH SNIVELY

FLORIDA CHEMICAL

Leslie Sturmer

University of Florida IFAS

JENNIFER TAYLOR

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY