UF’s Impact on Florida

UF’s Impact on Florida Jack Payne Please check out the new University of Florida website that documents the economic impact the university makes on Florida: http://economicimpact.ufl.edu/ It’s a university-wide document, but UF’s Institute of Food [...]

Florida Farm Bureau Member Takes Part in Farmers Roundtable

Florida Farm Bureau Member Takes Part in Farmers Roundtable Lynetta Usher Griner pictured on the right in blue. Levy County Farm Bureau member Lynetta Usher Griner, an owner/operator of Usher Land and Timber, Inc. of [...]

Creating a Culture of Gratitude

Creating a Culture of Gratitude The 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Administrative Assistants Conference took place in Daytona Beach at The Shores Resort and Spa April 19-21. During the three-day event, more than 50 women attended [...]

Act to Protect Property Rights

Act to Protect Property Rights Farm Bureau members should seize the opportunity to take action in support of private property rights. So said Doug Kruse, development officer for Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), last month. “This [...]

Student Scholarships-Peanut Scholarship

Student Scholarships-Peanut Scholarship The Florida Peanut Producers Association will award two $1,200 scholarships to deserving high school seniors and/or college students.  Applicants must represent an active peanut growing farm family. Winners will receive $600 when [...]

Student Scholarships-Tobacco Scholarship

Student Scholarships-Tobacco Scholarship A Group of 2016 Tobacco Scholarship Recipients Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering up to $2,000 per student in tobacco scholarships for qualified applicants who attend post-secondary institutions. Funding for the scholarships [...]

March 2017

School Gardens Sought for a Golden Shovel

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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