Established in 1942, The Dade County Farm Bureau is South Florida's oldest agricultural organization.

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Sal Finocchiaro


The Dade County Farm Bureau was the first county Farm Bureau established in Florida. We have more than 2,500 members, making us one of the largest agricultural organizations in the state of Florida.


Executive Director

Tyra Phillips

Heather Moehling, Secretary · Bette Brown, Treasurer · Tom Rieder, 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.

Board of Directors

Sam Accursio Jr. · Ivonne Alexander · George Butler · Kern Carpenter · Jeffrey DeMott · Larry Dunagan · Mick Gnaegy · David Hanck · Steve Hoveland · David Kaplan · Bill Losner · Dale Machesic · Phil Marraccini · Brian Morris · Mark Philcox · Margie Pikarsky · Peter Schnebly · Pedro Sifuentes · David Torbert · Paul Wiggins · Mark Wilson