Besides offering outstanding networking opportunities, FFVA’s annual conventions are known for their Issues Forums, which cover the latest information on concerns its members face every day. These have included immigration and labor, technology innovations, marketing modernizations, food safety requirements and more. This year is no exception as FFVA brings together expert presenters from across the [...]
In This Issue:
- Weather app helps producers cut back on water, pesticides – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services covered all the bases in its name last September. It launched a new service that allows farmers access via computer or smart phone to real-time data on field temperatures, rainfall, wind and more. “My Florida Farm [...]
Chuck Allison spent a lot of time preparing to be a farmer. He and his family grow blueberries and citrus and raise cattle today, but it took 33 years before their operation, Spring Valley Farms, took shape. “I worked for Duda for 10 years, which was a great experience and I learned a lot. And [...]
– BB&T – J. Rolfe Davis Insurance – FFVA has something in common with trade associate member BB&T – J. Rolfe Davis Insurance. Both were founded during World War II and both have evolved successfully with the times. J. Rolfe Davis Insurance was founded in 1942 by a man who would, 10 years later, become [...]
- Mexico calls for a guest worker program – The Mexican government recently announced that they will crack down on illegal Mexicans coming to the U.S. if the U.S. establishes a guest worker program. The Mexican proposals, although still tentative, constitute the first test for a pledge of better cross-border relations adopted by President Bush [...]
FFVA’s Emerging Leader Development Program identifies young people who are pursuing careers in agriculture and have the desire to broaden their understanding of our industry. FFVA benefits from the service of the graduates through their future involvement in the association and beyond. Watch the video and learn more on the FFVA website.