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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Local Leaders. Local Decisions.

One of the advantages of being a member with Farm Credit of Florida is that as a cooperative lender you are the customer and owner. You can help us by recommending candidates for our Board of Directors.

Our directors are not only members, they are also local leaders in your community. Who do you want to lead your Association?

Recommendations will be shared with our nominating committee which is comprised of stockholders within our chartered territory. The nominating committee will evaluate, identify and nominate each candidate. The ultimate responsibility of our board of directors is to provide governance and oversight to the Association.

Directors are compensated for attendance at regular board meetings as well as travel expenses.

Qualifications include:

  • Strong management skills
  • Desire to improve, contribute and serve our industry
  • A passion for agriculture
  • An understanding of the agricultural industry and territory served

Please complete the form below to be considered, or to nominate another Farm Credit member, by the Farm Credit of Florida nominating committee as a potential nominee for a board seat.