Florida’s annual Farm to Fuel Summit has been postponed.
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam sent out an announcement today saying that a bill passed during the recently concluded Florida legislative session prompted the decision.
The Florida legislature approved the transfer of the State Energy Office from the Executive Office of the Governor to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services effective July 1, a move which is currently awaiting the governor’s signature. “In light of this potential transfer, we have decided to postpone the 2011 Farm to Fuel Summit,” Putnam said. “If the transfer is approved, we will immediately begin to plan a conference that takes a more comprehensive approach to energy policy in Florida and reflects the expanded role of the Department. We expect this conference will be scheduled for the fall of 2011.”
The 6th annual Farm to Fuel Summit had been scheduled for August 3-5 in Orlando.