Agriculture Economic Development Council

This Council initiates and assists with efforts to create a business atmosphere that is conductive to the continuation and expansion of agricultural businesses within Hillsborough County for the benefit of all its residents. The Council serves the BOCC to review and evaluate county agricultural issues and to initiate projects and recommendations.


The membership of this Council shall be confirmed by the BOCC from nominees approved by the Agriculture Economic Development Council. There shall be a maximum of 13 members, with at least 60 percent representing major agricultural commodity groups and the remainder shall consist of at-large agriculturally related representation.


Members shall serve at the pleasure of the BOCC.


BOCC Motion February 4, 1998 


Meetings take place intermittently and will be announced as they are scheduled
Florida Strawberry Growers Association Conference Center
13138 Lewis Gallagher Rd.
Dover, FL 33527
Meetings are currently held in hybrid virtual and in-person format


Simon Bollin
Agribusiness Development Manager
Extension Services
5339 CR 579
Seffner, FL 33584
Phone: (813) 744-5519


Member Position / Appointed By
Mr. Dennis Carlton Chair, AEDC Commodity Representative: Cattle
Mr. Kenneth Parker  Vice Chair, AEDC Commodity Representative: Strawberries
Mr. Danny Aprile Commodity Representative: Dairy
Mr. Walt Boland Commodity Representative: Citrus
Mr. David Drawdy Commodity Representative: Aquaculture
Mr. Reed Fischbach At-Large Representative: Agri-business
Mr. Chip Hinton Farm Bureau
Mr. Tony Lopez At-Large Represesntative
Mr. Greg Shiver Community Representative: Ornamental Horticulture
Mr. Jay Sizemore Ar-Large Representative
Ms. Michelle Williamson Community Representitive: Vegetables

* Reappointed