Agriculture

MIKE JOYNER

PRESIDENT, FLORIDA FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION, MAITLAND

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s mission is to enhance the business environment for producing and marketing fruits, vegetables and other crops. The association is the state’s leading full-service specialty crop organization, founded in 1943. FFVA represents a broad range of crops, including vegetables, citrus, tropical fruit, berries, sod, sugar cane, tree crops and more. Joyner has been president since 2018. His grandparents were sharecroppers in North Carolina and his father is one of 15 children.

EDUCATION University of Florida (BS)
ADMIRES Chris Corr, senior vice presidentwith Rayonier. He is honest, smart, works hard, mentors those around him and loves his family.
FAVORITE PART OF JOB Being on the farm with my growers
SABBATICAL TOPIC I would love to be a park ranger in Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park.
READING The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain, by Mark Salter

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