Joe Joyce - Chairman

Joseph C. Joyce, Chairman, serves as an Outside Director of the Association.  He is the Executive Director of the University of Florida Leadership and Education Foundation, Inc.  He also serves as Faculty Advisor to the Wedgworth Agricultural and Natural Resources Leadership Institute within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). He retired from the University of Florida in 2015 as a Professor Emeritus after serving 20 years as Senior Associate Vice President for IFAS.  He is a 2016 inductee to the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame.  He was appointed by the Governor to the Florida Environmental Regulation commission in 2008, 2012, and 2015. He is a past Director of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, past President of the International Aquatic Plant Management Society, and past Secretary / Treasurer of the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society Scholarship.  He retired as a Brigadier General, US Army Reserves after a 28 year career.  Dr. Joyce was appointed to the Farm Credit of North Florida board in 2008 and his current term of office is 2016- 2019.  He serves on the AgFirst Plan Sponsor Committee, as well as serves as the chair of the Executive Committee.

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