Established in 1942, The Dade County Farm Bureau is South Florida's oldest agricultural organization.
The Dade County Farm Bureau was the first county Farm Bureau established in Florida. We have more than 2,600 members, making us one of the largest agricultural organizations in the state of Florida.
Barney Rutzke Jr
Barney Rutzke Jr.
Barney Rutzke Jr., President
Heather Moehling, Vice-President
Steve Hoveland, Secretary
David Hanck, Treasurer
Sal Finocchiaro, Past-President
Dade County Farm Bureau was established in March of 1942 and it’s the oldest general county farm bureau in the state of Florida. A not-for-profit membership based organization affiliated with the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, the Dade County Farm Bureau carries a rich tradition in being the voice of agriculture in Miami-Dade County. Our mission is to bring farmers together to solve issues collectively.
We are considered the “winter bread basket” of the country. Local agriculture production is a multi-million dollar business that is an important and vital economic driver both locally and in the state.