Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Lynetta Usher Griner

Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award

Lynetta Usher Griner has been named the 2013 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. Griner is the current president of the Florida Forestry Association, the first female elected to the position in the association’s 91-year history. In this role, Griner advocates for Florida’s nearly $14 billion forestry industry and promotes the responsible and sustainable use of the state’s forests.

Griner and her husband own and operate Usher Land and Timber Inc. in Levy County. The company has been selected as the “Outstanding Logger of the Year” on state, regional and national levels. The Griners have also received awards for their dedication to environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation.

Beyond her work in agriculture, Griner was appointed to the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board, serving as chair for 10 of her 14 years with the organization. She served as president of Friends of Fanning Inc., a citizen support organization that benefited Fanning Springs State Park. She was a founding member/director and the first president of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Inc., was a founding member/director of the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, and serves on the board of directors of the Drummond Community Bank.

Griner is also deeply involved with many charitable efforts, including the Tommy Usher Log-a-Load for Kids Golf Tournament and Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties. 

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