Local Leaders Elected to Farm Credit of Florida Board of Directors

Farm Credit of Florida President and CEO Greg Cunningham announced the cooperative association’s Board of Directors has elected Robert G. “Bobby” Sexton as chairman and Dr. Joseph Joyce as vice chairman of the board.

Robert Sexton

Sexton, who previously served on the board as vice chairman, is a fourth generation citrus grower, packer and juice processor from Vero Beach, Florida. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of AgFirst Farm Credit Bank. Sexton is co-owner of Lost Legend, LLC, and owner of Orchid Island Juice Company.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Oslo Citrus Growers Association, Lost Legend, LLC, Florida Citrus Packers, Indian River Citrus League, Sexton Grove Holdings, a family citrus company, Sexton Citrus, LLC, Sexton Properties of Vero Beach, Inc., Oslo Packing Company, and Sexton, Inc., family commercial real estate companies.  He also serves as a Director for the Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County and HESCO, a packing house supply cooperative, and serves as an Outside Director for McArthur Farms.

Dr. Joseph Joyce

Joyce, of Gainesville, Florida, serves as the Director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Center for Leadership. He served as Senior Associate Vice President for IFAS from 1995-2015. He was appointed by the Governor to the Florida Environmental Regulation commission in 2008 and 2012, and serves as the Executive Director of the UF Leadership and Education Foundation.  He is a past Director of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation and the SW Florida Research and Education Foundation, and a past Secretary/Treasurer of the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society Scholarship and Research Foundation, Inc. He is a retired Brigadier General, US Army Reserves.

Farm Credit of Florida’s directors are elected or appointed from our agricultural community because no one is better suited to put local farmers first when establishing policies, providing strategic direction and overseeing all major Farm Credit of Florida functions.

Farm Credit of Florida is a customer-owned financial cooperative and a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System, which provides financing and expertise to farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners for land, homes and farm operating purposes. The cooperative has 1,800 members and $875 million in total assets with 11 offices serving Florida.

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