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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

February 2018

Legislative Affairs Update

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

National Affairs Update

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

The Number of Millennials is Increasing

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

January 2018

Legislative Priorities for 2018

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

A New Year with New Opportunities for FedPAC

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

A New Year with New Opportunities for FedPAC Florida Farm Bureau FedPAC rounded out a great year with the County Board Fundraising Campaign. A special shout out to Volusia, Lake, Polk, Washington, and Duval counties [...]

Ag Talk

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Ag Talk Jena Gilmore Cheyenne Duncan was a fast-rising 4-H star in Walton County. Then, her freshman year of high school happened. While she was 14, her parents divorced, she was bullied at school, her [...]

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