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Fried Honored to Serve Florida Agriculture

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

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Nikki Fried
Florida Agriculture Commissioner

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture makes the following statement to Florida agriculture producers, consumers and families.

I’m so honored to serve as your 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services! It’s been an exciting first two weeks as we start working to implement our bold agenda and fresh vision for Florida’s farmers, consumers, and families. 

We’re working with our agriculture community to keep our second largest economic driver going strong — with alternative crops, innovative technology, and the tools needed to compete in a changing environment and economy. We’re fighting for consumers, from credit card skimmers and fraud to telemarketing scams — we’re bringing consumer protection to the forefront of the Department, ensuring Floridians know we’re here to help them.

We’re pushing to expand patient access to medical marijuana for Florida’s patients, and preparing our state to become a national leader on hemp production. We’re taking on the challenge of improving Florida’s water quality, and we’re making sure that when someone applies for a concealed weapons permit, they receive the full and complete background check required by law.

The responsibilities of this office are vast and the opportunities are great – and I can’t wait to take them on together, with you. Check out some highlights from our first two weeks in office, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of service to you.


Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried

Commissioner Fried is sworn in as Florida’s 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Commissioner Fried is welcomed to Tallahassee before beginning her service project on Inauguration Day.
Partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Commissioner Fried works on a service project with family, friends, and local volunteers to package nutritious food for food-insecure families in the community.
Commissioner Fried visiting with members of the Florida Watermelon Association at their annual convention in St. Petersburg.
Commissioner Fried stops to speak with an agricultural law enforcement officer. Our officers are crucial to keeping Floridians safe, they conduct vehicle inspections 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure our state’s food supply is safe.
Commissioner Fried spoke at the Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami.
Commissioner Fried met with the Israeli Consul General in Miami about strengthening Florida’s relationship with Israel. Together, Israel and Florida will make progress on innovative solutions to issues facing our water quality and agriculture community.
Commissioner Fried visited the Tropical Plant International Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, hosted by the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association.
Commissioner Fried took part in the opening ceremony of the South Florida Fair in Palm Beach.

Source: Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried/FDACS