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**PHOTO RELEASE** CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida Economy Made Stronger by Agriculture

2/7/2019

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com 
 
**PHOTO RELEASE**
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida Economy Made Stronger by Agriculture

TAMPA, Fla.– Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis visited Tampa today for the grand opening of the Florida State Fair and highlighted the impact agriculture has on Florida and thanked first responders for their dedication to keeping our state safe.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Florida's agriculture industry contributes more than $104 billion to the state’s economy each year. As we gather together to celebrate the rich history of Florida's State Fair, let us remember the profound impact our farmers, ranchers and other agriculture contributors have on the prosperity of our state and nation."
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).