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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

UF/IFAS Small Farms Academy

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

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 [...]

School Gardens Sought for a Golden Shovel

School Gardens Sought for a Golden Shovel The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness will award golden shovel awards to school garden projects. In its third year, the [...]

March 2017

Advocacy at the Capitol

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

Advocacy at the Capitol Hundreds of Florida Farm Bureau members from across Florida convened at the state Capitol to meet with legislators during Florida Farm Bureau’s annual Legislative Days in Tallahassee, March 7-8. Priority topics [...]

Calhoun/Gulf Co. Farm Bureau President Cecil Bodiford

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

Calhoun/Gulf Co. Farm Bureau President Cecil Bodiford Calhoun/Gulf County Farm Bureau (CGCFB) president, Cecil Bodiford, was born and raised in agriculture. He and his wife, Judy, live on the north central border of Calhoun County [...]

February 2017

Farm Bureau Ready for 2017 Legislative Session

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Farm Bureau Ready for 2017 Legislative Session Following a year when Florida Farm Bureau had every legislative priority pass the Legislature and receive approval from Gov. Rick Scott, 2017 offers a unique opportunity to start [...]

Seeds of Trust Lead to Lower Imputs

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Seeds of Trust Lead to Lower Imputs Jack Payne Before Dr. Natalia Peres put a single plant in the ground at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center when she arrived more than a decade [...]

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Fruit and vegetable growers and other individuals interested in learning about produce safety and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are invited to attend a one-day workshop in Arcadia on [...]

Manatee County Farmer Recognized for Nutrient Stewardship

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Manatee County Farmer Recognized for Nutrient Stewardship Gary Reeder of Palmetto is a recipient of the Fertilizer Institute’s 2017 4R Advocate award. The 4R Advocate Program helps raise awareness of excellent 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices [...]

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