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Florida Members Travel to Austin

Florida Members Travel to Austin More than 90 Florida Farm Bureau members and staff traveled to Austin, Texas to attend the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention and Tradeshow, Jan. 17-22. Members celebrated the past year’s achievements and represented Florida as national Farm Bureau policy priorities were set for 2020. U.S. President Donald J. Trump spoke [...]

By |2020-02-05T11:33:43-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

An Opportunity to Give Back

An Opportunity to Give Back Located in Fort Pierce, FL, Save the Chimps is a non-profit sanctuary providing life-long world-class care to nearly 240 chimpanzees that have been retired from research, entertainment, military and being pets in homes. Save the Chimps provides loving care, clean housing, fresh food, daily enrichment and specialized medical treatment. Most [...]

By |2020-02-05T11:33:45-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Be the Voice. Live the Legacy

Be the Voice. Live the Legacy Blair Beauchamp Levy County Farm Bureau President   Elected as president in November of 2019, Blair Beauchamp is proud to represent farm and ranch families throughout Levy County. Beauchamp is a 5thth generation Floridian, raised in Chiefland. His family grew peanuts, watermelon and raised beef cattle. Prior to becoming president, [...]

By |2020-02-05T11:33:46-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

In Tallahassee

In Tallahassee During the third week of the legislative session, the House and Senate each released their budget allocations to their respective appropriations subcommittees. These rough numbers are a preliminary look at the direction of the state budget going forward. On the policy side, the House and Senate put forth legislation that will have a [...]

By |2020-02-05T11:33:47-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

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