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Candidate Forum—Terry Atchley, Legislative Chair The Florida Federation of Fairs and Livestock


Shows, aims to provide members with innovative ways to support agricultural education, trade, enter- tainment and showcase Florida’s heritage. This is only possible through supporting great working rela- tionships between everyone that is involved. With this in mind, through the election cycle, we must go to the polls with knowledge, allowing us to choose the best candidate to continue building strong rela- tionships that benefit the Federation and all its mem- bers. This year at our annual convention, the Federa-


tions’ legislative committee had the pleasure of or- ganizing and hosting a Candidate Forum, presenting the candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture. All four candidates were invited and three graciously accepted to attend. We had the pleasure of hosting, Senator Denise Grimsley, Representative Matt Cald- well, and former Representative Baxter Troutman. This event was organized, using a format that gives the candidates the opportunity to speak for 15 minutes. Candidates, used 3-5 minutes for opening comments, had 3-5 minutes for closing comments and answered the three following questions; Ques- tion one: What is your position on the H2B program and other such programs, that allow foreign workers to work in Agriculture and the traveling amusement industry? Question two: What are your thoughts on the necessary actions needed to preserve Florida agriculture? Question three: What in your back- ground and personal experience qualifies you to be commissioner of agriculture? Each candidate had the opportunity to speak openly and freely, since the re-


8833 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34113


Dear Florida Federation of Fairs,


Thank you for your generous donation of $850 and all of the tremendous sup- plies to Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, Inc. Your donation is tax deducti- ble and gives support to everyone in the organization – students, tutors and


volunteers and it is truly appreciated. Because of your support, we will continue to expand our service to reach the growing number of Collier


County adults and children who seek out our help to learn English, reading and writing as well as those who seek to become U.S. citizens. Thank you again for your generosity and please visit us at any time. We could arrange a visit to one of our


schools so you could see the Children & Parents Reading Together program in action. Sincerely,


The Board of Directors Literacy Volunteers of Collier County


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maining candidates, waited outside of the forum for their turn. The event was a great success, candidates for


Commissioner of Agriculture expressed their excite- ment for the opportunity to address an audience of over 250 Federation members, realizing the benefits of strong partnerships with the Federation. Likewise, Federation members gained knowledge about the candidate that will best fit the needs of the organiza- tion and its members. At the conclusion of this event, the members of the Florida Federation of Fairs and Livestock Shows were one step closer to being ready to exercise their voting rights.


Senator Denise Grimsley


Rep. Matt Caldwell


Rep. Baxter Troutman Retired


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