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Less Ammonia, Better Air and Water Quality

Less Ammonia, Better Air and Water Quality Large poultry operations throughout the Southeast are using Al-Clear, an ARS-developed treatment for poultry litter to clear the air of ammonia. Al-CClear can improve bird weight gain, enhance feed conversion and reduce mortality rates. Cutting ammonia emissions also reduces the need to ventilate poultry houses, saving producers propane [...]

By |2020-01-03T11:58:28-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Our Members Take The National Stage

Our Members Take The National Stage Florida Farm Bureau competitors and delegate members will travel to Austin to attend the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Jan. 17-21, 2020. Young Farmers and Ranchers advancing to the national competition include Jake and Tiffany Sache (Levy County) for Achievement in Agriculture, Kyle and Alisha Patterson (St. Lucie County) [...]

By |2020-01-03T11:58:44-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Celebrating Florida Agriculture at the Capitol

Celebrating Florida Agriculture at the Capitol Hundreds of Farm Bureau members from nearly every county in the state descended upon Tallahassee for a full day of advocacy at the state Capitol. They supported and promoted Farm Bureau’s legislative agenda that covered a variety of issues currently affecting our family farms, including everything from maintaining and [...]

By |2020-01-03T11:58:45-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Be the Voice, Live the Legacy: Sarasota County Farm Bureau

Be the Voice, Live the Legacy: Sarasota County Farm Bureau Sarasota County Farm Bureau President Robbie Martin Fifth generation farmer and Sarasota County native Robbie Martin is continuing a family tradition that began over 100 years ago. Martin’s great-grandfather and his brother cleared the Southwest Florida property they purchased in 1900 using only a cross-cut [...]

By |2020-01-03T11:58:56-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

A Strong Partnership

A Strong Partnership jackpayne@ufl.edu@JackPayneIFAS Ten years ago, John Hoblick told an audience on campus recently, he helped find a new leader for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He offered his humble assessment that he had done a great job. It was his sly, humorous way of paying me a public [...]

By |2019-12-05T11:44:03-05:00December 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Annual Meeting Celebrated Volunteerism

Annual Meeting Celebrated Volunteerism The 78th Annual Meeting took place at the Caribe Royale in Orlando Oct. 30-Nov. 1 recognized many volunteers for their outstanding achievements. Young Farmers and Ranchers Jake and Tiffany Sache of Levy County won the Achievement in Agriculture Award, while Kyle and Alisha Patterson of St. Lucie County received the Excellence [...]

By |2019-11-06T11:12:45-05:00November 5th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farm Raised Farm Proud

Farm Raised Farm Proud Jake and Tiffany Sache, Sache Farms, JS Custom Harvesting, Levy County Jake and Tiffany Sache were recognized as the 2019 Florida Farm Bureau Achievement in Agriculture Award winners at the FFB Annual Meeting in Orlando on Oct. 30. This high honor recognizes Young Farmers and Ranchers for their skill at farm [...]

By |2019-11-06T11:12:46-05:00November 5th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

The deadline to enter the 2019 Farm City Week Essay Contest has been extended until Friday, November 8th at 5:00 p.m. Please submit the application form and essay to lorik@pcfb.org.

By |2019-10-31T11:19:03-05:00October 31st, 2019|Polk County Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Hemp is Hot Legislative Topic

Hemp is Hot Legislative Topic The week of Sept. 16 marked the first committee week of 2019, as state lawmakers gathered in Tallahassee to begin preparing for the upcoming legislative session. Although the official start of the session will not take place until after the New Year, many important issues were discussed by legislators during [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:38:11-05:00October 8th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FWC seeks information to assist Florida’s private landowners

FWC seeks information to assist Florida’s private landowners The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting a study to learn more about how Florida landowners manage land and wildlife. Landowners are encouraged to take part in the survey to provide the FWC insights into landowner preferences and priorities. We are asking landowners to [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:38:12-05:00October 7th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments