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Legislator of the Year: Representative Jimmy Patronis p Senator Greg Evers Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, is no str stranger to the issues facing the Florida forest ind industry. Patronis has always been an aggressive su supporter of private property rights and less go government. Recently, he passed a sweeping m measure streamlining the regulatory process and re reforming the environmental permitting process. A lifelong resident of Bay County, Patronis works as a pa partner in the family business alongside his father, uncle and brothers at Captain Anderson’s Restaurant & Market. The Patronis name represents a legacy of hard work, family loyalty, and commitment to their community. First elected to the House in 2006, Patronis quickly established himself as a leader and fiscal conservative. With his common sense business approach, this year he was named Chair of the House Economic Affairs Committee. Patronis is a family man, a small business owner, and a true friend of forestry. The Florida Forestry Association is grateful for his service and commitment to the forest industry and was proud to honor him as its 2012 Legislator of the Year. Raised in Santa Rosa County, Sen. Greg reg Evers is a farmer and small businessman an who brings that experience and common on sense approach to the Legislature. Evers rs was first elected to the House in 2001, , and subsequently elected to the Senate e in 2010. From his first day on the job, Evers s quickly established himself as a determined advoined cate for agriculture. He successfully fought to pass legislation to increase truck weights; he is a vocal defender of private property rights. No matter the issue, if it stands to benefit forestry or agriculture in Florida, Evers is always an aggressive supporter willing to lead the charge. Evers takes his commitment to his constituents seriously. The Florida Forestry Association is grateful for his unwavering commitment to the forest industry and was pleased to honor him as its 2012 Legislator of the Year. PRODUCTS & SEVICES MARKETPLACE YOUR FOREST. MANAGED. Family Forests —The Time to Start is Now! Learning... Planning... Action! Contact your local Florida Forest Service office, natural resource professional, or visit www.yourforestmanaged.com Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner 622728_Florida.indd 1 Florida Forests 9 Spring/Summer 2013 23/01/13 3:25 PM http://www.yourforestmanaged.com http://naylornetwork.com/for-nxt

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2013

Executive Outlook
Passing the Gavel: Florida Forestry Association President
Tree Farmer of the Year
National Outstanding Logger
Florida's Outstanding Logger
Sustainability Award
Legislator of the Year
Distinguished Service Award
Salute to Service
Teaching the Teacher
Liability Insurance Protects From Lawsuits
Log A Load for Kids
Advertiser's Index/Advertisers.com
Help Rebuild the Austin Cary Memorial Forest Learning Center

FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2013