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Fried shows her passion for agriculture

Nikki Fried is passionate about promoting and defending the Florida agriculture. “I am humbled and blessed to fight for the issues that are impacting you every single day,” said Fried, commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, at FFVA’s 76th annual convention. “I want to make sure that we are competitive in our markets today and for generations to come.”

A Democrat and the state’s first woman agriculture commissioner, Fried comes to her role after 15 years as a South Florida attorney. “I bring my passion and zeal to everything I do,” she told FFVA 2019 attendees.  “When I travel throughout state, I meet with farmers and producers and talk to our urban friends to explain why agriculture is so important to our state.” 
 
FFVA Chair Paul Allen introduced Fried and praised her immediate commitment to the issues facing the sector. “When the Fresh From Florida budget was under attack, she went ballistic about it,” he said. “I know firsthand how well she fights for us, and she is already winning the heart of agriculture.”