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Scientists Pluck Insects Out of the Sky for Research

Scientists Pluck Insects Out of the Sky for Research June 2021 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter A suction trap (center) with several agricultural engineering students with the University of Chicago at Urbana-Champaign. (Photo by Doris Lagos-Kutz, ARS) Glen Hartman and Doris Lagos-Kutz, two scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), are hard at work keeping nuisance insects out [...]

By |2021-06-05T12:34:00-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Recent Survey Finds Farming at Top of Important Florida Industries

Recent Survey Finds Farming at Top of Important Florida Industries June 2021 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter A recent survey, commissioned by Florida Ag Coalition, found that a sweeping 98% of Floridians consider farming and ranching important. This survey was conducted among registered voters across the state. The consumer’s trust in Florida agriculture is stronger than ever before. [...]

By |2021-06-05T12:34:02-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Membership Acquisition Manager Position Now Open

Membership Acquisition Manager Position Now Open SUMMARY: Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the Sunshine State’s oldest and largest general agriculture organization. We pride ourselves in being the voice of Florida’s farmers and ranchers and keeping their traditions, values and heritage alive for generations to come. Since our founding in 1941, members have been an integral [...]

By |2021-05-20T21:12:07-05:00May 18th, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Virtual Hill to the Field Encourages Local Advocacy

Virtual Hill to the Field Encourages Local Advocacy May 2021 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter Due to the pandemic and strictly regulated travel, the annual Field to the Hill advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. will not take place this year. Instead, Florida Farm Bureau has planned a Hill to the Field Advocacy Week beginning June 1, 2021. The [...]

By |2021-05-04T12:24:35-05:00May 4th, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

USDA Listening Session for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

USDA Listening Session for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers May 2021 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter On Thursday, May 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST, FSA and AMS will be hosting a virtual listening session with beginning farmers and ranchers to hear how Covid-19 has impacted their farming operations—from market disruptions to supply chain issues. Beginning farmers and [...]

By |2021-05-04T12:24:38-05:00May 4th, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Artificial Intelligence Could Use Images from Smartphones to Detect Pests Destroying Strawberries in Florida

Artificial Intelligence Could Use Images from Smartphones to Detect Pests Destroying Strawberries in Florida May 2021 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter Scientists at the University of Florida developed an app for smartphones that will use images to locate the twospotted spider mite, a pest that potentially ruins strawberry production in Florida. Dr. Daniel Lee, the researcher leading this [...]

By |2021-05-04T12:24:41-05:00May 4th, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Cultivating Tomorrow: Alachua County Farm Bureau President Richard Feagle

Cultivating Tomorrow: Alachua County Farm Bureau President Richard Feagle May 2021 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter Richard Feagle was elected as president of Alachua County Farm Bureau in January of this year after nearly a decade of serving on the county’s board of directors. Feagle grew up jointly in Crystal River and Archer with his parents, he spent [...]

By |2021-05-04T12:24:43-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

District Field Representative I Position (South Florida) Now Open

District Field Representative I Position (South Florida) Now Open SUMMARY: Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the Sunshine State’s oldest and largest general agriculture organization. We pride ourselves in being the voice of Florida’s farmers and ranchers and keeping their traditions, values and heritage alive for generations to come. Since our founding in 1941, the District [...]

By |2021-04-14T18:45:35-05:00April 5th, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Cultivating Tomorrow: Washington County Farm Bureau President George Fisher

Cultivating Tomorrow: Washington County Farm Bureau President George Fisher April 2021 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter Washington County Farm Bureau (WCFB) President George Fisher is a second generation cattle and hay farmer, currently raising the third generation. He and his wife of 26 years, Stacey, and their two sons, Michael and Matthew, co-own and operate Arrowhead Beef located [...]

By |2021-04-14T18:45:36-05:00April 1st, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Inaugural Women’s Leadership Regional Conference Welcomed Statewide Audience

Inaugural Women’s Leadership Regional Conference Welcomed Statewide Audience April 2021 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter More than 125 women volunteer leaders participated in the 2021 Women’s Leadership Regional Conference March 20. The “Cultivating Tomorrow” regional conference was held in four locations: Marianna, Starke, Tampa and Okeechobee. Women from each location were able to participate in both in-person and [...]

By |2021-04-14T18:45:53-05:00April 1st, 2021|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments