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The Future of Farming

The Future of Farming Senthold Asseng. Associate Professor, PsyD. Agricultural and Biological Engineering. The robots are coming. They’ll be bringing you on-demand, low-cost advice. My advice comes from people like Senthold Asseng, who spends a lot of time thinking about the future of farming. He seeks technology-based solutions to your problems. He paints a hopeful [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:26:59-05:00August 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

2019 YF&R Leadership Conference Legislative Survey

2019 YF&R Leadership Conference Legislative Survey As a grassroots organization, Florida Farm Bureau has the opportunity to make a difference during every election cycle. Whether it is at the local, state, or federal level, Farm Bureau can improve the future of Florida agriculture throughout the political process. More than 300 young farmers attended the 2019 [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:26:59-05:00August 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farm Raised | Farm Proud: Kyle Patterson, District 7

Farm Raised | Farm Proud: Kyle Patterson, District 7 Kyle Patterson represents counties in district 7 on the State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Committee. Counties in his district include Orange, Brevard, Osceola, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Martin. Patterson grew up in Christmas, a small town in Orange County. He became involved in agriculture [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:27:00-05:00August 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Ryan and Sidney Armstrong | District 6

Ryan and Sidney Armstrong | District 6 Ryan & Sydney Ryan and Sydney Armstrong represent District 6 on the State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Committee. Counties in their district include Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte and Lee. The Armstrongs currently reside in Lake Placid in Highlands County. Both Ryan and Sydney come from [...]

By |2019-07-04T11:20:42-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

UF/IFAS to Hold Industrial Hemp Workshops

UF/IFAS to Hold Industrial Hemp Workshops Last month, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1020, which creates an industrial hemp program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The 2018 Farm Bill allowed states to establish hemp programs and this has been a priority of Commissioner Nikki Fried. FDACS has recently held rulemaking workshops and is [...]

By |2019-07-04T11:20:43-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Leadership Development

Leadership Development Of all the commodities we produce in Florida, the most important is leaders. People like John Hoblick, Brant Schirard, Adam Basford and Staci Sims are essential to the success of the other 300 commodities. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences invests so much in leadership development programs as a [...]

By |2019-07-04T11:20:44-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Researchers Discover Ingredient to Fight Johne’s Disease

Researchers Discover Ingredient to Fight Johne’s Disease Researchers Discover Ingredient to Fight Johne’s Disease A new protein, 35 kDa membrane peptide, may be used as an ingredient in vaccinating cattle against Johne’s disease. The protein is on the surface of the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), which causes Johne’s disease. USDA Agricultural Research Service [...]

By |2019-07-04T11:20:44-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Peat Protein Sweetens Greening Oranges

Peat Protein Sweetens Greening Oranges Pea Protein Sweetens Greening Oranges Jones Laffin, an Albany-GA based ingredient science and research company has developed an innovative solution to address citrus greening. Through a long-term partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has created a pea protein that will restore the sweet taste of Florida oranges, [...]

By |2019-07-03T11:20:53-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

DEP Collaborates with Landowners

DEP Collaborates with Landowners The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is working to enhance its effectiveness, collaboration, and transparency to promote and accelerate environmental protection and restoration, to “Achieve More Now.”  One way we can achieve cleaner water, faster, is to reach out to different groups that affect and care about our state’s rivers, [...]

By |2019-06-04T11:21:53-05:00June 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Florida Farm Bureau Pressures Congress on Disaster Relief

Florida Farm Bureau Pressures Congress on Disaster Relief Last week, three attempts to send a $19.1 billion disaster relief package to the President’s desk were thwarted by conservative Republicans in the House. In their objections, three different members from Texas, Kentucky, and Tennessee were incensed by the attempts to pass the bill by “unanimous consent.” [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:11:25-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments