House Speaker Cretul Hosts FL Farm Bureau Members in Chambers

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Speaker Cretul Addresses Farm Bureau Members in House ChambersFlorida Farm Bureau members Marion County Rancher, FFB Treasurer Jeff Vermillionin Tallahassee this week were invited by House Speaker Larry Cretul of Ocala for a rare meeting in House Chambers during Farm Bureau Day at the state Capitol. Marion County cattle rancher and Florida Farm Melissa and Jake RaburnBureau Treasurer Jeff Vermillion (photo right) helped set up the special event, where Farm Bureau members were able to sit in lawmakers chairs throughout the Chambers during the ‘special sesson’ with Speaker Cretul. Shown seated in photo are Melissa and Jake Raburn. Melissa is a former state FFA president and director of the new Banner Center of Agriscience. Jake is in charge of marketing and sales for Roland Yee and Michelle Williamson visit in House ChambersHinton Strawberry farms, Plant City. This was their first time participating in Farm Bureau Days. In photo bottom left is Roland Yee and Michelle Williamson. Roland is a specialty vegetable grower from Florida Farm Bureau members in House Chambers during Farm Bureau Days at the Capitolsouth Florida and a former American Farm Bureau Young Farmer committee member. Michelle is a strawberry grower from Hillsborough County, on the state board and is the state chair of the women’s committee.
(AgNet Thanks Erin Best for Photos).