Florida Department of Citrus

An executive agency of Florida tasked with the promotion, protection
and regulation of the Florida Citrus industry based in Bartow, Florida.

About the Florida Department of Citrus

The Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) is an executive agency of Florida government charged with the marketing, research and regulation of the Florida citrus industry. Its activities are funded by an assessment paid by growers on each box of citrus that moves through commercial channels. The industry employs more than 45,000 people, provides an annual economic impact of $8.6 billion to the state, and contributes hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues that help support Florida’s schools, roads and health care services.

The FDOC also has extensive regulatory responsibilities, covering every aspect of the industry, including research, production, maturity standards, licensing, transportation, labeling, packing and processing.

The FDOC is governed by the Florida Citrus Commission, a nine-member board appointed by the Governor of Florida to represent citrus growers, processors and packers.

FDOC Departments:

Shannon Shepp

Shannon Shepp serves as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Citrus.

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Christine Marion

Christine Marion serves as Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Finance for the Florida Department of Citrus.

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Dr. Rosa Walsh

Dr. Rosa Walsh serves as Director of Scientific Research for the Florida Department of Citrus.

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Dr. Marisa Zansler

Dr. Marisa Zansler serves as Director of Economic and Market Research for the Florida Department of Citrus.

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Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane serves as the Director of Global Marketing for the Florida Department of Citrus.

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Kevin Eaton

Kevin Eaton serves as the Inspector General for the Florida Department of Citrus.

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