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Water Management District Agricultural Cost Share Programs

Water Management District Agricultural Cost Share Programs Water Management district budgets start October 1, 2017 so it’s a good time to decide if their agricultural cost-share programs are applicable and beneficial to your operation.  These programs typically incentivize water conservation and quality enhancement projects and some have eligibility requirements. South Florida Water Management District Contact:  [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Hurricane Irma Aftermath Resources

Hurricane Irma Aftermath Resources Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions. We have collected an array of resources that [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farm Bureau Monitoring Special Elections this Fall

Farm Bureau Monitoring Special Elections this Fall A number of resignations and other appointments have led to a busy non-election year in 2017, with special elections for State House and Senate seats in Orlando, Miami and Tampa. Florida Farm Bureau is keeping a close eye on all of these races as several new members will [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD Blaire Colvin, Colvin Farms, LLC Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group Marion County Second generation farmer Blaire Colvin represents counties in district four on the Florida Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Committee. The Marion County farm-girl at heart currently co-owns and operates Colvin Farms, LLC with her [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Extension Professional of the Year Named

Extension Professional of the Year Named Florida Farm Bureau will recognize Bob Hochmuth, Center Director for the UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center as an outstanding UF/IFAS Extension Professional at its 2017 state Annual Meeting, Oct.30-Nov.1, in Ponte Vedra Beach. The Extension Professional of the Year Award recognizes an Extension Agent who has contributed to [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future Clay County Extension Director Bradley Burbaugh and Farm Bureau board member Kelly Mosley on Thursday, July 20th, 2017. As a next-generation Florida agriculture leader, Clay County Farm Bureau board member Kelly Mosley sees vast opportunity in food production careers, and she wants to help the generation behind her see it, too. [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FARM RAISED|FARM PROUD Andrew Taylor, Walton County Farm Bureau

FARM RAISED|FARM PROUD Andrew Taylor, Walton County Farm Bureau First generation farmer Andrew Taylor represents counties within District One on the Florida Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Group. Taylor is also a board member of the Walton County Farm Bureau and an instrumental supporter of agriculture in his community. Taylor was born [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

An “Off Switch” to Greening?

An “Off Switch” to Greening? Nian Wang, an associate professor of microbiology and cell sciences at UF/IFAS, is working with the gene-editing technique called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats). CRISPR techniques are being used to generate greening-resistant citrus varieties by modifying the susceptibility genes within the plants. Wang’s system tricks a plant into [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Young Farmers & Ranchers State Conference

Young Farmers & Ranchers State Conference On July 14, young farmers and ranchers from across the state made their way to Punta Gorda  to take part in Florida Farm Bureau’s State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference titled “Hooked on Agriculture.” Headlining speakers included internet sensation Chad Prather, Cody Moran of YNOT Lifestyle, U.S. Congressman [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Finalists Selected for Statewide Competitions

Finalists Selected for Statewide Competitions Achievement in Agriculture Brittany Lee of Florida Blue Farms in Alachua County, Kelly Mosely of Amazing Grace Crop Maze in Clay County and Jimmy Hancock of Hancock Citrus Harvesting in Pasco County are the top three finalists in the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement in Agriculture competition. The young farmers [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments