Extension Has Always Been a Two-Way Street

Extension Has Always Been a Two-Way Street Jack Payne By Jack Payne @JackPayneIFAS I met Jackson County Farm Bureau board member Mack Glass almost as soon as I started my job at the University of [...]

Irrigation Efficiency Workshops Update

Irrigation Efficiency Workshops Update The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) held a series of workshops for farmers and ranchers across the District this year.  The objective of the workshops was to define a [...]

AEST: Meeting the Employment Demands for the Agriculture Community

AEST: Meeting the Employment Demands for the Agriculture Community The Florida Farm Bureau Agricultural Certification program, or AEST, prepares students and employees for both careers and advancement in agricultural disciplines. The certification program offers two [...]

Dade County Farm Bureau Spotlight

Dade County Farm Bureau Spotlight Dade County Farm Bureau (DCFB) President, Ivonne F Alexander, has a storied agricultural past that has led her to where she is today. Alexander was born in Cuba and spent [...]

Florida Producers Weigh In on 2018 Farm Bill

Florida Producers Weigh In on 2018 Farm Bill Florida agriculture took advantage of a unique opportunity to list their concerns and priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill last Saturday before a contingent of the U.S. [...]

Federal Program Protects Public Safety

Federal Program Protects Public Safety The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is underway and will last through Nov. 30. Forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season while many residents are still recovering from Hurricane Mathew. USDA’s [...]

June 2017

Activism By Local Farm Bureau Members

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

Activism By Local Farm Bureau Members A group of north Florida Farm Bureau members showed their ability to work together during this past winter. They acted to protect sustainable food production in Columbia County. Their [...]

Lake County Farm Bureau Gives 100 Percent

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

Lake County Farm Bureau Gives 100 Percent Lake County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors is the first county Farm Bureau leadership group with 100 percent participation in the FedPAC Fundraising drive. “This achievement demonstrates Lake [...]

Agriculture Holds Steady in 2017

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

Agriculture Holds Steady in 2017 With new House rules and a House Speaker set on slashing the state budget, the 2017 legislative session was definitely bumpy at times, but Florida agriculture and Florida Farm Bureau [...]

Homegrown Partnerships

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

Homegrown Partnerships Jack Payne It’s a call that Jennifer Bearden loves to get. It’s the “can-you-make-this-happen?” call. It means a lot to Bearden because it’s from the president of the Okaloosa County Farm Bureau. As [...]

Rory Martin: Sarasota County Farm Bureau

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

Rory Martin: Sarasota County Farm Bureau Rory Martin is buckled into his family’s tradition. The Florida native has served as president of Sarasota County Farm Bureau (SCFB) since 1993 and currently lives in his family’s [...]

Scholarships Available for YF&R Conference

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

Scholarships Available for YF&R Conference Young agriculturists are eligible for up to $2,000 in scholarships to attend the Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference, July 14-16, in Punta Gorda. Eight $250 scholarships [...]

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