Before becoming Florida's member on the National Peanut Board, Carte was alternate for two years. For 20 years, he has owned and operated Stonewell Farm, the same farm he grew up on. Today he grows peanuts and has a cattle operation.
His background includes two years at North Florida Junior College and completion of leadership programs with Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Group, University of Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institution and the Syngenta Peanut Leadership Academy. He is a member of Suwannee FFA Alumni, Suwanee County Schools FFA Advisory Committee, board member of Suwannee County Youth Livestock Show and Sale, Florida Farm Bureau, Suwanee County Peanut and Cotton Advisory Committee and Florida Department of Agriculture Peanut Advisory Committee.
Carte and his wife Sarah have two daughters, Maddie and Lindsleigh. In his spare time, he camps with his family and enjoys backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, which is an interest he has had for 42 years.
“I look forward to serving on behalf of Florida peanut farmers and representing them,” said Carte. “I’m excited about participating in activities of the board and being able to report back on those events to our state’s growers.”