In This Issue:

Simplifying food safety – FFVA welcomes Jill Dunlop as its new food safety and sustainability manager

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has a new people person.  Jill Dunlop joined FFVA this month as its new manager of food safety and sustainability. Dunlop will be responsible for providing support to FFVA members in developing and implementing food safety and sustainability programs. She also will provide training for and assistance with third-party audits [...]

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Agriculture needs more R&D

— Special to the Harvester — By Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida, and head of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences — IFAS is asking for your help to make sure the Legislature knows it needs to invest in the future of Florida agriculture. We are [...]

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Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is more popular than ever

The 12th annual Florida Agriculture Literacy Day will highlight an exciting part of Florida’s agriculture industry — livestock and poultry. “This year’s book, Drive Through Florida: Livestock and Poultry, is different from previous years’ Ag Literacy Day books because it is the first in a series of non-fiction books, which are being created in part [...]

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Producer member profile — Veg Pro International

Although FFVA producer member Veg-Pro was founded in 1998, its roots go back to 1952 in southern Quebec. That year, Dutch immigrants Pierre and John Van Winden bought their first land, close to the U.S. border, and began growing vegetables. Over the years, they decided to specialize in lettuce, established packing cooperatives, and in the [...]

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Trade associate member update –

Nicole Williams, CEO/owner of Application Dynamics How do you turn a hobby into a successful business? Ask Nicole Williams, CEO and owner of FFVA trade associate member Application Dynamics. Williams’ love of research and problem-solving keeps her up on the latest natural agricultural products, which she offers to growers nationwide. Based in Cape Coral, Application [...]

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Flashback — From The Harvester, fourth quarter 1994

— Crisis or opportunity? CBS comes to Belle Glade — Sitting alone in a CBS videotape editing booth, CBS associate producer Christina Borgeson diligently watched hours of footage from the network’s news report archives. Borgeson took notes as each video clip reported on the state of farm labor in America. The most notable of which, [...]

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