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Robbie Roberson Elected Chairman of Farm Credit of Central Florida Board

Release date: 5/5/2015

Farm Credit of Central Florida (FCCF) President and CEO, Reggie Holt announced the cooperative’s Board of Directors has elected Zellwood Nursery grower, Robert R. “Robbie” Roberson as chairman, succeeding, David J. Stanford.

“Robbie brings great wisdom and statesmanship to the board.  FCCF has been blessed with astute and visionary leadership in the chairman’s position for over 40 years with Al Bellotto, Sr., David J. Stanford and now Robbie,” Holt said.

Roberson is a nurseryman who has lived and grown plants in the Apopka area for over 40 years. He was appointed to the FCCF board to fill a vacant seat in 1997 and has successfully been re-elected to three year terms ever since.

Ben Bolusky, CEO of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, said, “A natural business leader, Robbie Roberson is a highly respected pillar of Florida’s tropical foliage and houseplant industry.  He is a gifted bridge-builder as the business community often turns to Robbie whenever an issue needs engagement with state legislators and elected local officials.”   

Farm Credit of Central Florida is a Member-Owned cooperative serving 13 Central Florida counties, including, Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Brevard. Part of the nationwide Farm Credit System established in 1916, Farm Credit of Central Florida provides loans, leases and crop insurance to over 1,000 farmers, ranchers, growers and rural homeowners.

For immediate release. For more information, contact Ron O’Connor at (863) 682-4117.