Dr. Frank Farmer, of Ormond Beach, Florida, was appointed surgeon general of the State of Florida by Governor Rick Scott in March 2011. Farmer, the former president of the Florida Medical Association will serve as the state's chief medical officer as well as the secretary for the Health Department.
Farmer led the FMA from 2001 to 2002, and he also chaired the Florida Board of Medicine from 2006 to 2007. Previously, Farmer served in the medical corps of the U.S. Army and Air Force as well as the Florida National Guard. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of colonel in 2004.
Dr. Farmer will be discussing the long term affects of Agent Orange.