Florida farmer wins big at Expo

Swisher Sweets provides check to winner

As a part of the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Swisher Sweets named the 20th Southeastern Farmer of the Year today.

This year's title and a $15,000 check went to Florida farmer Cary Lightsey, who has been farming for 56 years. Lightsey specializes in fruits, sod, seed, hay and cattle. He currently operates over 36,000 acres of land on his farm in Lake Wales, Florida.