We are based in Palm Beach County – Florida’s largest agricultural county – and we spend a significant amount of time and resources in our local community. In 2015 alone, our team visited with more than 100 groups and hosted 2,000 Palm Beach County residents on farm tours. We’re committed to the League’s mission locally to build sustaining long-term relationships between agriculture and as much of Palm Beach County’s diverse population as possible.
You can find us at your local farmer’s market, at your neighborhood school installing a vegetable garden for students, or riding a bus filled with you and your friends to travel west to visit our farms.
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.