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Farm Bureau honors Hays and Albritton with 2012 “Legislator of the Year” award
Gainesville, Fla.–State Sen. Alan Hays (R-20) and state Rep. Ben Albritton (R-66) received Florida Farm Bureau’s Legislator of the Year award during the 2012 Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach Oct. 24-26. Both lawmakers have earned the recognition because of their outstanding leadership and for their support of production agriculture.
Sen. Hays has served as the chair of the budget subcommittee on general government appropriations and has been a member of the agriculture, banking and insurance, budget, criminal justice, joint administrative procedures committee, among other duties.
Rep. Albritton, a self-employed business manager, displayed spirited leadership on behalf of agriculture in his work as Speaker of the House.
Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick expressed his appreciation for the work of both men. “We are grateful to Sen. Hays and Rep. Albittron for their committed support of farm producers throughout Florida,” Hoblick said. “Our members have routinely found that these public leaders endorse sound public policy that helps sustain production agriculture. We are pleased to acknowledge and recognize them for their good service to agriculturists and the people of Florida.”
The awards were presented during an Oct. 25 luncheon at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort – the site of the annual meeting.
Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine State’s largest general agricultural organization with more than 147,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude of benefits and you don’t have to be a farmer to be a member of Florida Farm Bureau.