The purpose of the Processed Orange Advisory Board is to advise the NVDMC Board and other appropriate entities on issues specific to oranges primarily intended for processing. The Board addresses issues related to release and commercialization, international offerings, intellectual property protection, regulatory and market. The POAB sometimes meets with breeders, the NVDMC Board of Directors, Florida Foundation Seed Producers Inc., UF-IFAS, Florida Department of Citrus, and USDA-ARS. The Board echoes the voice of the Florida processed orange grower in issues related to processed oranges.
Mr. Ron Hamel
Executive Vice President
Gulf Citrus Growers Association, Inc.
11741 Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Bus: (293) 690-0281
Mobile: (863) 674-2662