|LOCATIONS:||Plant City, Florida in Hillsborough County|
|COMMODITY GROWN:||Conventional Strawberries and Blueberries|
|VARIETIES:||Strawberry varieties include Radiance and Sweet Sensations
Blueberry varieties include Chickadee, Meadow Lark, Fathering, and Emerald
|COMMUNITY & CHARITY:||Simmons Farms is a true family effort. Billy Simmons and two of his adult children work on the farm and the entire family is active in the local agriculture community.
Billy has served as Past President of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA) and has been an integral member of the organization since the late 1970’s. He is also actively involved in the setup of the association’s display at the annual Florida Strawberry Festival held in Plant City, Florida.
Billy’s son Shad is currently serving as President of FSGA. Billy’s daughter Casey is a member of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association Emerging Leaders Development Program Class 5.
The entire Simmons Family is very active at the First Baptist Church of Plant City.
|HOBBIES:||When the Simmons Family are not growing fruits and vegetables, they like to vacation at their home in Hernando Beach. They are often found on the water fishing, swimming or scalloping. Billy and his wife Carol also enjoy riding horses in their spare time.|