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FARM RASIED | FARM PROUD

FARM RASIED | FARM PROUD District 2 Brenda Gayle Land, State Women’s Leadership Committee Representing Liberty, Gadsden, Franklin, Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Hamilton, Suwannee and Lafayette Counties. Brenda Gayle Land serves as the District 2 Representative on the Florida Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee. The Lafayette County native was born in the small community [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Water Troughs Can Spread E. Coli

Water Troughs Can Spread E. Coli Cornell University researchers have reported a study that shows a link between water troughs on farms and the spread of E. coli through beef cattle. Led by a veterinary college faculty member, the team found evidence showing fluctuations in the degree of risk. The pathogen was more prevalent during [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Agri-Science Is Overlooked In High Schools

Agri-Science Is Overlooked In High Schools A new national survey indicates that just 22 percent of high school teachers incorporate agricultural science into their lesson plans. Nearly half of the teachers report that less emphasis is placed upon agricultural science now in high school classrooms compared to 15 years ago. Sponsored by Bayer in collaboration [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farmers Help to Reduce Food Waste

Farmers Help to Reduce Food Waste Farmers statewide are partnering with the Florida Food Recovery Program (FFRP) to reduce food waste across Florida to help lessen food deserts in local communities. The program, an initiative led by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), offers healthier food options for consumers who rely on [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Polk County Farm Bureau helps connect kids with agriculture through Agri-Fest

Polk County Farm Bureau helps connect kids with agriculture through Agri-Fest Nicole Walker (left) and Carole McKenzie work together to promote agriculture in Polk County. jackpayne@ufl.edu @JackPayneIFAS We’ve all heard the joke about kids thinking their milk doesn’t come from cows, but from the dairy case at the supermarket. Nicole Walker doesn’t think it’s funny. [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

State Legislative Update

State Legislative Update As we entered the 2018 legislative session in January, one of the main priorities of the Florida Legislature was going to be hurricane relief, recovery and preparation for future storms. Any plans House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-Lutz) or Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart) had about their final legislative session changed when Hurricane [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Legislative Affairs Update

Legislative Affairs Update Legislative Affairs Update FloridAgriculture E-Newsletter February 2018: http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Leg-Update-Feb-18.mp3 Director of Legislative Affairs Adam Basford gives a recap of the  Florida Farm Bureau Legislative Days and the Taste of Florida Agriculture Reception and the importance of members being involved in the legislative process. Thank you to all the members that helped make the [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

National Affairs Update

National Affairs Update National Affairs Update FloridAgriculture E-Newsletter February 2018: http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Feb-National-Affairs-Update-18.mp3 John Walt Boatright, National Affairs Coordinator speaks about Florida Farm Bureau’s primary concerns with national affairs and attention that Florida is focusing on with Congress. Dates have also been set for Field to the Hill on May 8-10 in Washington D.C. registration information will [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

The Number of Millennials is Increasing

The Number of Millennials is Increasing According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the number of farmers under the age of 35 has increased 2.2 percent between 2007-2012; and according to a 2017 survey conducted by National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC),the majority of farmers did not come from an agricultural family. Morgan Norris, [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Legislative Priorities for 2018

Legislative Priorities for 2018 As Hurricane Irma ripped up the spine of Florida back on Sept. 11, the overarching goals set for the 2018 legislative session immediately changed. Not only did the storm cause at least $2.5 billion in economic damages to agriculture, it shifted the focus of the entire state and will have a [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments