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2022 Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

2022 Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Florida Farm Bureau’s grassroots members will convene at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Oct. 26-28, 2022 for the organization’s 81st annual meeting, themed “Rooted in Resilience”. This year’s meeting will be in-person and include a member benefits showcase, networking, volunteer recognitions and voting delegates will discuss and approve policy [...]

By |2022-08-17T14:04:44+00:00August 17th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Rooted in Resilience: Kateland Raney

Rooted in Resilience: Kateland Raney August 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter Kateland Raney has been immersed in the cattle industry since she was a young girl. Her parents owned and operated a livestock market for nearly 20 years and currently manage a cow-calf operation. Raney grew up rodeoing and showing steers and beef heifers at the Polk [...]

By |2022-08-15T18:49:39+00:00August 15th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Assistant Director of Public Relations

Assistant Director of Public Relations Summary: Success in this full-time position requires that the employee must be an experienced, self-motivated individual who possesses a good writing ability, excellent computer skills, a sound understanding of contemporary news media, the proven ability to utilize electronic media and perform well within a dynamic professional office environment. The Assistant [...]

By |2022-08-05T17:09:34+00:00August 5th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Florida Farm Bureau Federation Staff Directory

Florida Farm Bureau Federation Staff Directory EXECUTIVE OFFICE | 352.374.1504 Jeb Smith, President Staci Sims, Chief Operating Officer Amanda Overstreet, Executive Secretary ACCOUNTING | 352.378.8100 Liza Bradford, Director Debbie Westbrook, Controller Wendy Bryant, Accountant, County Services Shelley Keppel, Accounting Clerk III Emily West, Accounting Clerk II AGRICULTURE EDUCATION SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY (AEST) | 855.315.8745 Keitha [...]

By |2022-07-28T06:25:04+00:00July 27th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Florida Farm Bureau Federation Staff Directory

EPA Issues PFAS Limits in Parts Per Trillion

EPA Issues PFAS Limits in Parts Per Trillion July 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter EPA published ‘Lifetime Drinking Water Health Advisory for Four Perfluoroalkyl Substances’ in the Federal Register on June 21, 2022.  The new health advisory levels are in the parts per quadrillion range which is not currently achievable by commercial laboratories.  Interim updated health advisory [...]

By |2022-07-07T16:00:03+00:00July 7th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on EPA Issues PFAS Limits in Parts Per Trillion

Reimbursement for COVID-10 Prevention and Protection Expenses

Reimbursement for COVID-10 Prevention and Protection Expenses July 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has funding available to reimburse growers for 100% of their COVID-19 Prevention & Protection expenses between April 2, 2021 and now (or until September 2025). The process to get fully reimbursed only takes a few steps. [...]

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Reimbursement for COVID-19 Prevention and Protection Expenses

Reimbursement for COVID-19 Prevention and Protection Expenses July 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has funding available to reimburse growers for 100% of their COVID-19 Prevention & Protection expenses between April 2, 2021 and now (or until September 2025). The process to get fully reimbursed only takes a few steps. [...]

By |2022-07-08T21:46:55+00:00July 7th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Reimbursement for COVID-19 Prevention and Protection Expenses

Rooted in Resilience: Clay Cooper

Rooted in Resilience: Clay Cooper July 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter Clay Cooper YF&R State Leadership Group, District 5 Being exposed to agriculture at a young age has cultivated a passion and appreciation for the industry in Clay Cooper. Cooper developed an interest in agriculture when he started showing beef heifers and steers at his county fair. [...]

By |2022-07-07T16:00:05+00:00July 7th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Rooted in Resilience: Clay Cooper

In The Community: FFA Discussion Meet

In The Community: FFA Discussion Meet July 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter Sixteen FFA students participated in the 2022 Discussion Meet held during the Florida FFA State Convention and Expo.  Florida Farm Bureau is a proud sponsor of this competitive event. Congratulations to the final four participants and Discussion Meet winner Mackenzie Cunningham from DeLand SR FFA. [...]

By |2022-07-05T23:50:29+00:00July 5th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on In The Community: FFA Discussion Meet

Recent Study Shows GMO Corn Does Not Damage Non-Target Organisms

Recent Study Shows GMO Corn Does Not Damage Non-Target Organisms July 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter A study recently published revealed data that showed genetically modified Bt corn has little effect on non-target insects and other organisms. The study, published by Michael Meissle, Steven E. Naranjo and Jörg Romeis, is a culmination of data pulled from studies [...]

By |2022-07-05T23:50:29+00:00July 5th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Recent Study Shows GMO Corn Does Not Damage Non-Target Organisms