Richard Bowman joins J&J Family of Farms as its New Director of Farming
LOXAHATCHEE, FL - Richard “Dick” Bowman, agriculture and real estate veteran, has joined J&J Family of Farms as its new Director of Farming.
“I am looking forward to working with J&J’s team of professional farmers as we continue to expand our operations and sharpen our focus to not only meet, but exceed the needs of our growing customer base,” Bowman said, according to a press release. “It’s an exciting time to be in agriculture, particularly with a company like J&J that values the farming operations that help them thrive.”
Bowman moves into the newly-created position with an extensive farm operations background, having owned Harvest Time LLC, Harvest Time Market, Beefy Trees (TreeFarm), Bowman Growers and Good Fortune Farm. He has also served in roles like Director of Palm Beach County Zoning Commission, Director of the Florida State Fair Authority, and Vice President of Palm Beach County Farm Bureau. This has given him a considerable background in real estate and agriculture that Lynn Rundle, Chairman of the Board for J&J Family of Farms, stated makes him perfect for this new role of Director of Farming as the company continues to grow and scale its farming operations.
“[Dick’s] professionalism, communication skills and attention to detail are some of the important strengths he brings to J&J, but it’s his hands-on experience in farming operations that will allow him to collaborate with farm managers for our continued success,” Rundle stated in the release.
J&J added that it has actively developed new farming partnerships and growing relationships as part of both its strategic expansion plans and growing customer demands. As part of that, the company now has a focus on extending its total production and offer more year-round availability of its core products, including bell peppers and squash.