The goal of Citrus Expo, which will be held August 16-17 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, is not only to have a great event that brings together members of the citrus industry but also to bring in agricultural students to show them opportunities for careers in the industry. It’s with this goal in mind that Citrus Expo and Florida FFA began their partnership.
Ties between the Florida FFA and Citrus Expo have gone on now for seven or eight years, says Ronnie Simmons, executive director of the Florida FFA Association. He looks forward to those ties continuing.
Simmons says the state FFA officers work the Citrus Expo every year and help out wherever needed.
“We also have an FFA fundraiser there, where the FFA officers sell tickets and build relationships with those expo-goers that are there,” says Simmons. The proceeds from the fundraiser help the FFA spread its mission in Florida. FFA fundraiser raffle tickets can be purchased online.
Simmons says he looks forward to being at the Citrus Expo, which he describes as a great connection between the FFA and the citrus industry.
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