Welcome to Polk County Farm Bureau! Polk County Farm Bureau is one of the largest county federations in the state, with well over 4,800 members and growing. Polk County Farm Bureau works hard to be the “Voice of Agriculture.” We are a grassroots organization that gets the job done!
$500 Scholarships are available to graduating Polk high school seniors who qualify and are planning to pursue a career in agriculture. The application deadline is Monday, May 5th, 2014. Click to download the official 2014 Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship Applications (PDF)
Article by Amanda Squitieri, Polk County 4-H Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County
On February 12, 2014, Polk County 4-H welcomed National 4-H CEO, Jennifer Sirangelo, and Executive Director, Don Mohanlal, on their visit to Florida. Along with Dr. Nick Place, UF/IFAS Extension Dean and Director and other UF/IFAS Extension faculty, the delegation stopped at St. Paul Lutheran in Lakeland to meet with local 4-H members and leaders. The 4-H members took the visitors on a tour of their hydroponic gardens, nature trail, and archery range. Sirangelo conducted a listening session with 4-H members to learn more about their 4-H experience, achievements, and aspirations. Although short, the visit was an educational and inspirational experience for all. Continue reading
This just in: Hailey Tomkow is the 2014-2015 Polk County Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart. Hailey’s term officially begins March 15. The current PCCA Sweetheart, Harley Zoeckler, represented Polk County well last year at the annual convention and also serves as the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart. Harley has done a fantastic job representing the industry in Polk County as well as throughout the state this past year. Please be sure to congratulate both ladies! We know that Hailey will do an excellent job representing the industry as well!
Mark your calendars: the 10th Annual Beast Feast and Auction will take place Saturday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, 5000 Firetower Rd off Highway 542 near Haines City. For more info or to purchase tickets, call Gary Bartley at (863) 439-7332 ext 6321.