Gainesville, Fla. –Sen. Denise Grimsley was recognized as a Florida Farm Bureau 2017 Legislator of the Year, a distinction earned for her outstanding leadership during the 2017 legislative session.
Representing a district that includes eight counties and extends from Lee County north to Polk County, Grimsley helped to pass key policy measures that support farm enterprise and she spearheaded action to secure vital funding for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
During the 2017 legislative session, Sen. Grimsley helped pass SB 1018, a Farm Bureau-backed bill relating to pollution notification requirements. She also sponsored SB 600, an initiative aimed at strengthening economic development opportunities in rural Florida.
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick said, “We appreciate Sen. Grimsley’s tireless efforts to develop public policies that allow agricultural enterprise to thrive in our state. She has also been a loyal advocate of Florida Farm Bureau positions on a variety of issues.
“I congratulate Sen. Grimsley for her service to her constituents and her recognition that agriculture holds a positon of permanent importance for Florida’s people and its economy,” Hoblick added.