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Be the Voice. Live the Legacy | Robert Norman

Be the Voice. Live the Legacy | Robert Norman Baker County Farm Bureau, District 3 Baker County Farm Bureau President Robert Norman is part of a community effort supporting local farmers. Baker County Farm Bureau, along with Columbia, Clay, Duval, Nassau and Putnam/St. Johns Counties, have joined together to purchase $39,000 worth of food from [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:52:45-05:00May 4th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farm Bureau Counties Give Back

Farm Bureau Counties Give Back FloridAgriculture eNews | May 2020 Giving back is a tradition of Farm Bureau county Farm Bureaus, even amid a pandemic. Multiple county Farm Bureaus have donated to community food banks, helped link farmers and ranchers to local citizens to distribute fresh produce and coordinated various food and peanut butter drives. [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:52:45-05:00May 4th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Alert! Elections Are Still Coming

Alert! Elections Are Still Coming FloridAgriculture eNews | May 2020 By: Landon Hoffman, Legislative Affairs, Assistant Director With the 2020 legislative session behind us, Florida Farm Bureau can now begin preparations for candidate interviews. As with every election cycle, Florida Farm Bureau, our members and our state’s strong agricultural community have the ability to make [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:52:46-05:00May 4th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Ag Talk with Jack Payne

Ag Talk with Jack Payne jackpayne@ufl.edu @JackPayneIFAS By Jack Payne Jack Payne Late last year I called Kenneth Parker to ask a favor. I thought a lot about it before I dialed, because I knew his answer would be yes. It always is. I needed a new Florida delegate to a national grassroots council that [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:52:47-05:00May 4th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Grassroots List Connects Farms with Consumers

Grassroots List Connects Farms with Consumers FloridAgriculture eNews | May 2020 When the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses deemed non-essential to shut down, disruptions in the food supply chain created a domino effect across agriculture. Florida farmers and ranchers faced severe challenges because key markets and distribution channels were closed. The heart and determination of Florida [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:52:47-05:00May 4th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Tentative Agenda for YF&R Conference

Tentative Agenda for YF&R Conference Friday, July 10, 2020 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Discussion Meet 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception (Palms/Garden Foyer) 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Awards Banquet (Palms Ballroom) 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Social Dueling Pianos (Palms Pool Deck) Saturday, July 11, 2020 [...]

By |2020-04-17T17:46:07-05:00April 8th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

POLK COUNTY FARM BUREAU ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO YOUTH SPEECH CONTESTS AND YF&R SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

YF&R Scholarship Application:  The deadline has been extended to May 8th, 2020 by 5:00 pm and the requirements have been altered to allow applicants to send all necessary documentation to Carolem@pcfb.org.  See application form below. Youth Speech Contests:  Both Senior and Junior division Contestants will submit Videos and Typed Copies of their speeches  to Carolem@pcfb.org by [...]

By |2020-04-08T10:49:12-05:00April 8th, 2020|Polk County Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Food Distribution Contact Information for Producers

Food Distribution Contact Information for Producers Farmers Feeding Florida, contact Sherri Atwell, Director of Produce Recovery, at 1-855-352-3663 ext. 1 or by email:  Sherri@FeedingFlorida.org FDACS Food Recovery Specialist, Melanie Mason at (850) 617-7165 or Mason@FDACS.gov FDACs Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness also facilitates purchase of local produce for schools through Farm to School Program [...]

By |2020-04-17T17:46:11-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Session Update

Session Update April e-Newsletter Session Update The Florida Legislature wrapped up the only remaining business for the 2020 Legislative Session: passing a budget.  Unanimous votes in each chamber sent the largest budget ever to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Some general highlights of the $93.2 billion budget include more than $600 million in funding [...]

By |2020-04-17T17:46:11-05:00April 1st, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments