Registration Now Open for Legislative Days in Tallahassee

Registration Now Open for Legislative Days in Tallahassee One of Florida Farm Bureau’s greatest opportunities to impact public policy on the state level occurs every year during the legislative session, where hundreds of members travel [...]

Congressional Tax Reform Efforts Begin

Congressional Tax Reform Efforts Begin   House Republicans released their tax plan entitled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Thursday. The House Ways and Means Committee plans to start and complete the markup of [...]

Service in a Time of Need

Service in a Time of Need UF/IFAS Extension dairy agent Colleen Larson didn’t wait for instructions on how to help farmers in the wake of Hurricane Irma. She bought sandwiches at a sub shop and [...]

Community of Hope

Community of Hope Community of Hope The Aftermath of Irma Farm Credit brings food to those in need in Labelle, FL following Hurricane Irma Less than one month after Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf [...]

SART Assists in Animal and Agricultural Emergencies

SART Assists in Animal and Agricultural Emergencies SART Assists in Animal and Agricultural Emergencies As an agricultural sentinel state, Florida’ unique geographic position is vulnerable to pests, natural and man-made disasters. Hurricanes target the Sunshine [...]

Extension Professional of the Year

Extension Professional of the Year @JackPayneIFAS Bob Hochmuth with Randall Dasher and Sarah Carte at their farm photographed for a Farm Bureau recognition. (photo by UF/IFAS Tyler Jones) Sometimes I wonder if Bob Hochmuth is [...]

August 2017

FARM RAISED|FARM PROUD Andrew Taylor, Walton County Farm Bureau

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

FARM RAISED|FARM PROUD Andrew Taylor, Walton County Farm Bureau First generation farmer Andrew Taylor represents counties within District One on the Florida Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Group. Taylor is also a [...]

An “Off Switch” to Greening?

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

An “Off Switch” to Greening? Nian Wang, an associate professor of microbiology and cell sciences at UF/IFAS, is working with the gene-editing technique called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats). CRISPR techniques are being [...]

Young Farmers & Ranchers State Conference

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

Young Farmers & Ranchers State Conference On July 14, young farmers and ranchers from across the state made their way to Punta Gorda  to take part in Florida Farm Bureau’s State Young Farmers and Ranchers [...]

Finalists Selected for Statewide Competitions

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

Finalists Selected for Statewide Competitions Achievement in Agriculture Brittany Lee of Florida Blue Farms in Alachua County, Kelly Mosely of Amazing Grace Crop Maze in Clay County and Jimmy Hancock of Hancock Citrus Harvesting in [...]

June 2017

Extension Has Always Been a Two-Way Street

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

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

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

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 [...]

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