2017-07-13 / Top News

Lipman executive to serve on regional water management board

Weisinger Weisinger Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Jaime Weisinger of Lipman Family Farms to the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District.

Mr. Weisinger will represent district seven — which includes Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Highlands, Glades, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties — with a focus on the Southwest Florida area.

The director of community and government relations for Lipman, Mr. Weisinger will serve a four-year term on the board, replacing Mitchel Hutchcraft of King Ranch.

Lipman Family Farms is headquartered in Collier County, with farm and facility locations in almost every county within the SFWMD operating district.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District,” said Mr. Weisinger. “I intend to do everything I can to fulfill the governor’s goal of being a good steward of South Florida’s water systems so that Floridians can have a safe and abundant supply of clean water for generations to come.”

A lifelong resident of South Florida, Mr. Weisinger lives in Fort Myers. He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

Based in Immokalee, Lipman is the largest open field tomato grower in North America, providing year-round through a network of research and development, farming, processing and repacking. Farms in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, California and Mexico — totaling tens of thousands of acres — allow Lipman to grow and ship produce 365 days a year. For more information, see www.LipmanProduce.com. ¦

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