Farm Bureau Ready for 2017 Legislative Session

Farm Bureau Ready for 2017 Legislative Session Following a year when Florida Farm Bureau had every legislative priority pass the Legislature and receive approval from Gov. Rick Scott, 2017 offers a unique opportunity to start over and carefully consider the important and pressing challenges facing our state’s agricultural producers. With an unprecedented election season ushering [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Seeds of Trust Lead to Lower Imputs

Seeds of Trust Lead to Lower Imputs Jack Payne Before Dr. Natalia Peres put a single plant in the ground at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center when she arrived more than a decade ago, she began planting seeds of trust with growers. Al Herndon managed a strawberry farm in Floral City at the [...]

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Fruit and vegetable growers and other individuals interested in learning about produce safety and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are invited to attend a one-day workshop in Arcadia on March 13. The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements [...]

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Manatee County Farmer Recognized for Nutrient Stewardship

Manatee County Farmer Recognized for Nutrient Stewardship Gary Reeder of Palmetto is a recipient of the Fertilizer Institute’s 2017 4R Advocate award. The 4R Advocate Program helps raise awareness of excellent 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices on farms nationwide. According to a statement by TFI President Chris Jahn, the award “honors those in the industry who [...]

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Farm Bureau Women are “On Par for Agriculture”

Farm Bureau Women are “On Par for Agriculture” The 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference will be held March 2-4 in St. Augustine. More than 100 women advocates will attend the three-day conference for networking, education and farm tours. An awards banquet will also be held to recognize leading county Farm Bureaus throughout Florida for their efforts [...]

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Winter Advisory Committee Conference Held in Ocala

Winter Advisory Committee Conference Held in Ocala The Agricultural Policy Division hosted the Winter Advisory Committee Conference on Feb. 7 in Ocala. More than 120 Florida Farm Bureau advisory committee members attended the one day conference. Members received a full day of networking and in-depth training on topics ranging from gene editing, agricultural mergers, communicating [...]

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2017 National Advocacy Trip Set

2017 National Advocacy Trip Set The annual Field to the Hill Washington D.C. trip has been set for May 23-25. Florida Farm Bureau members have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital to meet with legislative leaders on issues that impact agriculture at the local county level. The annual advocacy trip is a chance [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Register Today for Florida Farm Bureau’s Legislative Days

Register Today for Florida Farm Bureau’s Legislative Days Florida Farm Bureau will host our annual Legislative Days event in Tallahassee in just five weeks! This year’s event will be held Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, the very first week of the 2017 legislative session. Please take this opportunity to join Farm Bureau members, [...]

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Team IFAS Helps Growers

Team IFAS Helps Growers Jack Payne If you’re a citrus or tomato grower in Southwest Florida, there’s a good chance you’ve met Dr. Sarah Strauss. She gets out of the lab plenty, because part of her job is getting knowledge to – and from – growers. If you know Strauss or another University of Florida [...]

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Bradford County Farm Bureau President Glen Ritch

Bradford County Farm Bureau President Glen Ritch Bradford County Farm Bureau (BCFB) President Glen Ritch has lived his whole life in rural north central Florida. Growing up, his family had a small cattle farm. Bradford County Farm Bureau (BCFB) President Glen Ritch has lived his whole life in rural north central Florida. Growing up, his [...]

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