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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 2017

Bees Boost Blueberry Yield

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

March 2017

Avian Influenza Update

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

Continued Commitment to Florida Farmers

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

Madison County Farm Bureau President Jeffery Hamrick

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

UF/IFAS Small Farms Academy

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

UF/IFAS Small Farms Academy The UF Small Farms Academy (SFA) was initiated in 2010 in response to the need to offer uniquely designed, hands-on training programs that will help sustain existing small farms and increase [...]

Secure Your Farm

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Secure Your Farm Farm security is important for biosecurity, the safety of livestock and people, and reputation management. Securing your farm means you want to protect the safety of your animals, people on your property [...]

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