Agriculture

MALLORY DIMMITT

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT, LYKES BROS., TAMPA

One of Florida’s most historic companies, Lykes Bros. is a private, family-owned agribusiness with significant land holdings in Florida and Texas. Lykes employs more than 100 and has cattle, citrus, forestry, land and water resources, recreation/hunting and R&D operations, as well as the core business functions managed at the corporate office in Tampa. Lykes has been headquartered in downtown Tampa for more than 100 years. Dimmitt is part of the fifth generation working in the family business.

EDUCATION Duke University (MEM), University of the South (BS)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I made the leap from non-profit conservation leader to for-profit agribusiness executive five years ago and love that I’m able to bring both together to help sustain Florida’s food supply and agricultural production while protecting the environment and the ecosystem services that all Floridians depend on.
CIVIC EFFORT I’m proud to co-lead expeditions for the Florida Wildlife Corridor to showcase the opportunity and the people and partner organizations working to protect wild Florida.
LEADERSHIP Planning for the future is one of my favorite parts of the job.

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