Adam Putnam to be honored at Friends of Florida Agriculture BBQ


Feel like a barbecue? Want to meet Republican U.S. Senate candidates? If so, a Florida Grown event next month is the place to be.

Florida Grown, the fundraising committee that will likely fuel Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s 2018 gubernatorial bid, is hosting a Friends of Florida Agriculture barbecue on April 2.

The event will is meant to honor Putnam, and will feature U.S. Senate hopefuls Ron DeSantis, Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Todd Wilcox. The barbecue will be held at Ben Hill Griffin’s Peace River Ranch in Zolfo Springs.

Florida Citrus Mutual, Peace River Citrus Products, Southern Garden Citrus and Sen. Denise Grimsley are among those listed as event chairs. The hosts include Two Rivers Ranch, Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association and Citrus World; and co-hosts include Rep. Cary Pigman, Polk County Farm Bureau and the Gulf Citrus Growers Association.

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