Best Management Practices Data Needed from Farmers

Best Management Practices Data Needed from Farmers     Florida farmers and ranchers are encouraged to participate in an upcoming survey on Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to show the Legislature and the public that agriculture is serious about the sustainability of our water resources. Starting in January 2018, the Florida Department of Agriculture and [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

CRC Proposals Negatively Impact Agriculture

CRC Proposals Negatively Impact Agriculture A few weeks ago, we wrote in AgWatch about language proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) that threatens Florida’s “Right to Farm” law. The amendment, known as Proposal 23, introduces the “right to a clean and healthful environment” into the Constitution. Florida Farm Bureau is extremely concerned that this [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Young Agriculturists Advance to National Competition

Young Agriculturists Advance to National Competition Three young farmers and ranchers will travel to Nashville to represent Florida in the following American Farm Bureau competitive events: Achievement in Agriculture, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet. Brittany Lee of Alachua County will compete for the Achievement in Agriculture Award, Courtney Davis of Okeechobee County will compete [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Florida Youth Institute: Growing Leaders

Florida Youth Institute: Growing Leaders Maddie Dvorak wants a University of Florida agriculture degree and then a farm job — on K Street in Washington D.C. At 16, she sees her handshake and her message as the best tools she has to feed the world. We need a lot more like her. The talent pipeline for agriculture [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

A New Generation of Ag Advocates is on the Way

A New Generation of Ag Advocates is on the Way Maddie Dvorak at Florida Youth Institute’s World Food Prize Summit Maddie Dvorak wants a University of Florida agriculture degree and then a farm job — on K Street in Washington D.C. At 16, she sees her handshake and her message as the best tools she has to [...]

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