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2023 Conservation Summit Sponsor Spotlight: Bronze Level Sponsors

2023 Conservation Summit Sponsor Spotlight: Bronze Level Sponsors

Horse Farms Forever is immensely grateful for the unwavering support and commitment of our 2023 Conservation Summit sponsors. Their partnership enables us to bring together experts and advocates to address the work being done to protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor and the Farmland Preservation Area.Leading up to the Summit, we will be featuring all of our Summit sponsors, and today, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to these Bronze Level Sponsors for their invaluable contributions to the success of the 2023 Conservation Summit!

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2023 Conservation Summit Bronze Sponsors

*Sponsors as of November 6th, 2023.

As a token of appreciation for your unwavering support for preserving horse farms, Open Range Hay is offering all of our esteemed members an exclusive 10% discount on all their high-quality products.

There are still 2023 Conservation Summit Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

2023 Conservation Summit Sponsor Spotlight: Silver Level Sponsors

2023 Conservation Summit Sponsor Spotlight: Silver Level Sponsors

Horse Farms Forever is immensely grateful for the unwavering support and commitment of our 2023 Conservation Summit sponsors. Their partnership enables us to bring together experts and advocates to address the work being done to protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor and the Farmland Preservation Area.Leading up to the Summit, we will be featuring all of our Summit sponsors, and today, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to these Silver Level Sponsors for their invaluable contributions to the success of the 2023 Conservation Summit!

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2023 Conservation Summit Silver Sponsors

 

*Sponsors as of November 6th, 2023.

There are still 2023 Conservation Summit Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Applications Still Accepted for Land Development Regulation Commission

Applications Still Accepted for Land Development Regulation Commission

Marion County is still accepting applications for the vacancy on the Land Development Regulation Commission (LDRC) until Monday, November 27 at 5:00 PM. The County Commission will make the appointment at the regularly scheduled Commission meeting on Tuesday, December 19.

While the website with the application link has not been updated yet, the County staff confirmed that the vacancy is still open.

In addition, the County accepts applications for all Advisory Boards at any time of the year, even if there is not a vacancy for an Advisory Board. The County holds submitted applications for 365 days and, if there is a vacancy, the County reaches out to applicants when vacancies occur to make sure they are still interested in serving on the board.

Residents who want to learn about Marion County’s citizen advisory boards may contact the commission office at 352-438-2323 for more information.

Land Development Regulation Commission (1 Full Member – Unexpired Term 11/2024)

Members shall be qualified electors in Marion County, and should be representative of the technical fields related to land development regulations, including the ability to evaluate & recommend specific regulatory standards & criteria. Preferably familiar with the areas of planning, environmental science, agriculture and the development industry.

October Membership Roundup

October Membership Roundup

We are so thankful for our founders and members, new and renewing, who enable us to keep inspiring CONVERSATIONS about CONSERVATION of our precious farmland. Together, we can turn our concerns into smart planning for a future that both grows our economy and protects our horse farms.

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AdventHealth Ocala

Corporate Founder – RENEWING

Ocala’s Home for Advanced Health Care

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Brooke Ledge Horse Transportation

Corporate Founder – RENEWING

Providing the most outstanding service possible in horse transportation.

Duke Energy

Corporate Founder – RENEWING

Powering Florida & creating meaningful impact in our communities.

Ocala Breeder’s Sales

Corporate Founder – RENEWING

Started in 1974, OBS now boasts 28 barns, 1200 stalls & 2 race tracks.

Longwood Arenas

Corporate Founder – RENEWING

Focused on building the highest quality all-weather riding arenas across the United States.

Kimberly Van Kampen

Individual Founder – RENEWING

Owner of Hampton Green Farms, located in Ocala, Florida.

Saint Bernard Foundation, Inc.

Trust Founder – RENEWING

Tillman & Associates Engineering, LLC

Silver Member – RENEWING

Gooding and Batsel, PLLC.

Silver Member – RENEWING

BEMER Equine

Bronze Member – NEW

Christina Parker

Individual Member – RENEWING

Learn About The Conservation Summit

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Conservation Summit Sponsor Highlight

The community, like a herd of horses, has come together to show their support, and the herd keeps growing! This year over 45 Sponsors have stepped up to support the Conservation Summit. Their generous support makes this event possible and helps build a broad base of support to help protect Marion County’s high quality of life.

We are honored to have Brook Ledge Horse Transportation as the Title Sponsor for the fourth year in a row!

Title Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

     

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Special Guests

Land Development Regulation Commission Vacancy!

Land Development Regulation Commission Vacancy!

The Marion County Land Development Regulation Commission has a vacancy. This is an exciting opportunity to serve your community and learn first-hand the interworking’s of the Land Development Code and how it relates to the Comprehensive Plan, which serves as the blueprint for the future development of Marion County.

1. To review and consider all proposed land development regulations and amendments thereto.

2. To hold public hearings regarding proposed land development regulations and amendments thereto.

3. To make recommendations to the county commission regarding consistency of proposed land development regulations or amendments with the county’s approve and adopted comprehensive plan.

4. To review and make recommendations to the county commission regarding the adoption and amendments to the Land Development code.

5. To monitor and oversee the effectiveness and status of the Land Development Code and recommend to the county commission such changes in the code as may be required.

6. To make its special knowledge and expertise available, upon reasonable written request and authorization of the count commission to any official, department, board, commission or agency of the count, state or federal govementments.

7. To adopt rules of procedure consistent with law and the Land Development code as are necessary for administration and governance of its proceedings.

8. To perform such other functions, duties and responsibilities as may be assigned to it by the Board or by general or special law/

The members of the LDRC are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. To be eligible, you must be a qualified voter and resident of Marion County.

The LDRC members should be representative of the technical fields related to land development regulations including the ability to evaluate and recommend specific regulatory standards and criteria. Preferably, they should be familiar with the areas of planning, environmental science, agriculture and the development industry. The current LDRC members include a land surveyor, a pastor, several engineers, a land developer and a realtor. This is a volunteer position.

2023 Conservation Summit Sponsor Spotlight: Gold Level Sponsors

2023 Conservation Summit Sponsor Spotlight: Gold Level Sponsors

Horse Farms Forever is immensely grateful for the unwavering support and commitment of our  2023 Conservation Summit sponsors. Their partnership enables us to bring together experts and advocates to address the work being done to protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor and the Farmland Preservation Area. Leading up to the Summit, we will be featuring all of our Summit sponsors, and today, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to these Gold Level Sponsors for their invaluable contributions to the success of the 2023 Conservation Summit!

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2023 Conservation Summit Gold Sponsors

*Sponsors as of October 22nd, 2023.

There are still 2023 Conservation Summit Sponsorship Opportunities Available!