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
Agriculture Industry Development
County Center, 20th Floor
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 276-2735
|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|