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 [...]

December 2017

Best Management Practices Data Needed from Farmers

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Best Management Practices Data Needed from Farmers     Florida farmers and ranchers are encouraged to participate in an upcoming survey on Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to show the Legislature and the public that [...]

CRC Proposals Negatively Impact Agriculture

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

CRC Proposals Negatively Impact Agriculture A few weeks ago, we wrote in AgWatch about language proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) that threatens Florida’s “Right to Farm” law. The amendment, known as Proposal 23, [...]

Young Agriculturists Advance to National Competition

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Young Agriculturists Advance to National Competition Three young farmers and ranchers will travel to Nashville to represent Florida in the following American Farm Bureau competitive events: Achievement in Agriculture, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet. [...]

Florida Youth Institute: Growing Leaders

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Florida Youth Institute: Growing Leaders Maddie Dvorak wants a University of Florida agriculture degree and then a farm job — on K Street in Washington D.C. At 16, she sees her handshake and her message as the [...]

A New Generation of Ag Advocates is on the Way

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

A New Generation of Ag Advocates is on the Way Maddie Dvorak at Florida Youth Institute’s World Food Prize Summit Maddie Dvorak wants a University of Florida agriculture degree and then a farm job — on K [...]

November 2017

Registration Now Open for Legislative Days in Tallahassee

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

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