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UF’s Impact on Florida

UF’s Impact on Florida Jack Payne Please check out the new University of Florida website that documents the economic impact the university makes on Florida: http://economicimpact.ufl.edu/ It’s a university-wide document, but UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is all over it. I congratulate Alan Hodges, Mohammad Rahmani, and Rod Clouser of the UF/IFAS Food [...]

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

Florida Farm Bureau Member Takes Part in Farmers Roundtable

Florida Farm Bureau Member Takes Part in Farmers Roundtable Lynetta Usher Griner pictured on the right in blue. Levy County Farm Bureau member Lynetta Usher Griner, an owner/operator of Usher Land and Timber, Inc. of Fanning Springs, took part in a Farmers Roundtable with more than a dozen farmers and representatives of the agricultural community [...]

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

Creating a Culture of Gratitude

Creating a Culture of Gratitude The 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Administrative Assistants Conference took place in Daytona Beach at The Shores Resort and Spa April 19-21. During the three-day event, more than 50 women attended engaging sessions on membership and marketing, estate planning, Farm Bureau banking services and attended a continuing education class on law [...]

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

Act to Protect Property Rights

Act to Protect Property Rights Farm Bureau members should seize the opportunity to take action in support of private property rights. So said Doug Kruse, development officer for Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), last month. “This is probably the best time to be pushing hard,” he added. “Actions now could determine future government policy.” In a [...]

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

Student Scholarships-Peanut Scholarship

Student Scholarships-Peanut Scholarship The Florida Peanut Producers Association will award two $1,200 scholarships to deserving high school seniors and/or college students.  Applicants must represent an active peanut growing farm family. Winners will receive $600 when the scholarship winners are announced and the remaining $600 will be awarded after the completion of one semester and documentation [...]

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

Student Scholarships-Tobacco Scholarship

Student Scholarships-Tobacco Scholarship A Group of 2016 Tobacco Scholarship Recipients Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering up to $2,000 per student in tobacco scholarships for qualified applicants who attend post-secondary institutions. Funding for the scholarships comes from a 1997 Tobacco Settlement regarding the marketing of tobacco products. Current and former Florida flue cured tobacco growers [...]

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

Bees Boost Blueberry Yield

Bees Boost Blueberry Yield Bumblebees can boost blueberry yield by 70 percent, according to a recent study by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. According to researcher Joshua Campbell, the recent findings “are relevant for growers who are growing blueberries in greenhouses and high tunnels.” After caging bumblebees, hives with highbush blueberry [...]

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

Avian Influenza Update

Avian Influenza Update As of March 28, Avian influenza (AI) has been detected in five states: Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Wisconsin but has not been found in Florida poultry. Containing any incident of AI is a state and national priority. Working in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state of Florida is [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Continued Commitment to Florida Farmers

Continued Commitment to Florida Farmers Jack Payne Extension folks have been learning from Suwannee County Farm Bureau President Randall Dasher for 30 years. Dasher was one of the first farmers Bob Hochmuth met when he arrived at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center in the late 80’s. Back then, Bob and Randall talked greenhouse hydroponics. [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Madison County Farm Bureau President Jeffery Hamrick

Madison County Farm Bureau President Jeffery Hamrick Madison County Farm Bureau (MCFB) President Jeffery Hamrick has always known one thing for certain, that he wanted to be a farmer. “Ever since I could remember, I knew that I wanted to farm,” Hamrick stated. And a farmer he became! Hamrick is a fifth generation hay and [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments