The development of the agricultural sector here on the eastern coast of the United States is a history that goes back hundreds of years. Here in the state of Florida, we have a long tradition of excellence in Agriculture.
Citrus has been the most iconic agricultural Floridian output. And while the citrus industry is an essential pillar of Florida's Agriculture Industry, many of our state's farmers are exploring the potential of alternative crops.
In the video below, The Land Journal sits down with an interview with agricultural expert Jeff Cusson to discuss how east coast agriculture has evolved and will continue to evolve in the years to come.
Jeff Cusson, CCIM is Senior Advisor at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate in Lakeland, Florida. Jeff comes from a family that has participated in Florida agriculture for four generations.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture/fruit crops from the University of Florida. In 2009, he received a Master of Science degree in business/entrepreneurship from the University of Florida, where he was honored as an inductee into Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
Previously, Jeff worked in the agricultural and real estate industries for several decades. Starting as a grove manager for Becker Groves, Inc., he became general manager/executive vice president and ultimately the president/director for the parent company Becker Holding Corporation. During his tenure as president, the company successfully completed in excess of $200 million in real estate transactions, managed portfolio diversification, and implemented company acquisitions by family members. Other highlights included the development of a major tree farm and nursery voted the top grower in the state of Florida in 2008 and the acquisition of a multi-state commercial real estate portfolio.
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