EAST LAKE-ORIENT PARK, Fla. — The Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee sponsored the 2019 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Luncheon. The prestigious luncheon was held at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 10.
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried welcomed the audience and congratulated Dr. Jennifer Taylor with the distinguished award in recognition of her work to advance Florida agriculture.
Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Chairman Daniele Daum also congratulated Taylor and said it was “an honor to recognize such a respected and passionate woman in agriculture.”
Taylor is an organic farmer and has made farming a family tradition. Since 2010, Taylor’s farm, named after her grandmother, Lola’s Organic Farm, has produced a diverse harvest of organic fruits, vegetables and specialty crops. The farm also serves as a learning center for other growers in the region.
Taylor is an associate professor at FAMU’s College of Agriculture and Food Sciences and a small farm specialist in FAMU’s Cooperative Extension Program.
Taylor recently received the Rodale Institute’s Organic Pioneer Award for her contributions to the organic farming movement.
Taylor joins 35 other women who have earned the respect and admiration of their peers by making outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture.
–Florida Farm Bureau