Florida commissioner of agriculture selected to speak at Argus Foundation’s annual meeting

New officers also to be installed during Jan. 12 gathering

Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam. Photo courtesy of the Argus Foundation

The Argus Foundation has selected Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam to speak at its 2017 Annual Meeting, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Sarasota Yacht Club, it has announced.

Additionally, the new officers of the foundation will be installed: President Jeff Charlotte, First Vice President Jack Cox and Second Vice President Keith Mercier, a news release says.

The Argus Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together “business leaders from diverse industries and leveraging their talents and experience to benefit the community,” the release explains.

Putnam not only oversees the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, but he also serves as a member of Florida’s Cabinet. “During the event, the fifth-generation Floridian will address how far Florida has come in the last few years, his long-term vision for the state and the challenges he would like to tackle,” including water, education, infrastructure issues, the release adds.

“I look forward to joining the Argus Foundation’s annual meeting in January,” said Putnam in the release. “These business and community leaders of Sarasota clearly care about the future of their community and the long-term prosperity of our state. Working together, we can tackle the challenges that come our way, whether it is ensuring we have an adequate supply of water to meet our future needs or providing the educational and training opportunities our children and young adults need to succeed in this increasingly competitive global economy.”

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