Florida Sugar Cane League Community Relations Program
In September of 2015, the Florida Sugar Cane League opened an office in Palm Beach County and began to make a significant investment in local community relations. In its first year of operation, the League addressed over 100 groups and brought 2,000 Palm Beach County residents on farm tours. The League’s mission locally is to build sustaining long term relationships between agriculture and as much of Palm Beach County’s diverse population as possible.
Looking to the 2016-17 season, the League is prepared to bring over 5,000 residents to the farms, while increasing our local presence with school vegetable gardens, non-profit partnerships, farmer’s markets, and regular presentations to civic groups.
ABOUT THE LEAGUE
The League was founded in 1964 by George Wedgeworth and a group of South Florida farmers. Today, we have offices in Washington, DC and South Florida, employing scientists, government affairs professionals, and a community outreach team, representing the industry in front of Congress and in front of you.
INTERIM COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Alexis M. Andres, a native Floridian, was born and raised in Miami. She graduated from Florida State University with a Masters in American Politics and Policy, and a Bachelors in Criminology and Psychology. Prior to joining the Florida Sugar Cane League she served as a Fundraiser, Campaign Manager, and Legislative Assistant. As the League's Interim Director, she promotes the importance of agriculture through events, school and community gardens, and tours for different organizations throughout the county. She is an active member of Children's Home Society Board of Directors, Delray Beach Rotary Club, Junior League of the Palm Beaches, and Leadership Palm Beach County.
To reach Alexis, please email her at AAndres@SugarCaneLeague.org.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER
Stacey Copeland was born and raised in Palm Beach County. She is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in English Education. Stacey was a classroom teacher and education consultant in Atlanta and Washington D.C. before returning to Palm Beach County to join the League’s office. She leads the League’s efforts in Central Palm Beach County and is an active member of the Boys and Girls Club of Wellington Board of Directors, Spady Museum, and Leadership Glades.
To reach Stacey, please email her at, SCopeland@SugarCaneLeague.org.