Alico: Fruit Drop Significant; Most Trees Intact

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Alico, Inc. reported on Sept. 30 that initial observations following Hurricane Ian indicate there was significant drop of fruit in its groves. However, most trees remain intact. The magnitude of the fruit drop will be formally calculated by the company’s staff and insurance companies in coming weeks. Alico has 48,900 acres of citrus groves in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hendry, …

Alico Appoints Chief Financial Officer

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Alico, Inc. announced the appointment of Perry G. Del Vecchio as chief financial officer effective Sept. 6. He is responsible for all corporate finance, treasury and accounting functions of the company and reports directly to President and Chief Executive Officer John Kiernan. “Perry’s background as a senior finance leader for a $6 billion division of a Fortune 500 company, combined …

Keller Is New Leader for Florida Citrus Association

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Emma Keller became executive director of the Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association (PRVCGA) Aug. 8. Keller, who is finishing her senior year at Warner University, succeeds Kait Shaw. She is working on a degree in agricultural science with a minor in communications. Keller was born in Charlotte County, Florida. “I grew up on an orange grove in Punta Gorda,” …