Sugar and Citrus in South Florida – The Past, Present and Future with Robert H. Buker, Jr.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sugar and Citrus in South Florida – The Past, Present and Future
Robert H. Buker, Jr., President and CEO of U.S. Sugar
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | 4:30pm | Auditorium
General Admission $20 | Reserved Seating $35 | Sponsorship $150
While the name may say sugar, citrus and sweet corn are also a big part of what the company does. With local farmers providing 10% of all sugar produced in the U.S., up to 90 million gallons a year of premium Florida orange juice, and half of Florida’s sweet corn crop. U.S. Sugar President and CEO Robert H. Buker, Jr. will provide an inside look on Florida’s sugar and citrus industry. Information will include the company’s rich history in the region, current hi-tech farming and processing operations along with discussion on citrus greening, the impact of hurricane Irma and forecasts for the future.
Robert H. Buker, Jr. was named President and CEO of U.S. Sugar Corp. in May 2005. He has held numerous senior management positions at U.S. Sugar for 27 years. He serves on the Board of Directors for U.S. Sugar Corp., United Sugars and the Florida Sugar Cane League. He is also a member of the Florida Bar Association. Before joining U.S. Sugar, Buker was with the commercial law department of the Miami law firm of Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole. There, 90 percent of his practice was representing agricultural clients in business matters.