Candi Erick Says Farewell

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Jim Ewing, National Agricultural Statistics Service Southern Region Director and Former State Statistician for Florida, and Candi Erick

As the agricultural statistics administrator with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Agricultural Statistics Service, Candi Erick has been a key leader in the Florida citrus industry. You might recognize her as the “crop forecast lady.” Read a past Citrus Industry magazine feature about her here.

Erick recently retired after a long, fulfilling career of working with Florida citrus growers. Many of her coworkers and industry friends gathered together last month to celebrate her retirement. AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper attended the event, as Erick has been a major help to AgNet Media for many years regarding the live, monthly broadcasts of the citrus crop forecast.

Cooper caught up with Erick during the celebration. Hear her comments about her experiences during her time working with the Florida citrus industry:

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