In This Issue:

FFVA 2016 will serve up key industry topics

Producers, shipper/handlers, suppliers and industry leaders will come together Sept. 28-30 in Naples to hear the latest on important issues, do business and socialize at FFVA’s 73rd Annual Convention. Registration will open online in June. Highlighting the convention will be a keynote presentation on the political landscape by Mike Allen, chief White House correspondent for [...]

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Special to the Harvester

– By Jack Payne – jackpayne@ufl.edu – @JackPayneIFAS – It was a terrific year in the Legislature for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association deserves some of the credit. The state budget includes an increase in UF/IFAS funding of $4 million for what we [...]

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Producer member profile – William G. Roe & Sons and the newest Noble juices

– ‘It’s just old-fashioned kitchen work.’ – Nearly 90 years ago, William G. Roe and his family started planting tangerines in Central Florida, which they packed and shipped from their new Winter Haven packinghouse. Today, not only does the family still grow, pack and ship tangerines and other fruit, they continue to develop new tangerine-based (and [...]

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Trade associate update – Lykes Insurance

 – Staying focused on the client It’s unusual that any given issue of the Harvester covers both a producer member and a trade associate member that have as deep roots in the Florida landscape as the two in this month’s issue. Producer member William G. Roe & Sons and Lykes Insurance both were formed in [...]

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Flashback – From The Harvester, July/August 1997

WWW.FFVA.com – This spring, FFVA officially launched its site on the World Wide Web. FFVA’s home page (at www.ffva.com) boasts a range of useful features designed to provide information to members, journalists and consumers. “We recognize that many growers aren’t yet using the Internet on a regular basis to conduct business,” said Mike Stuart, FFVA’s [...]

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Featured video – The Door to Opportunity

The colleges of agriculture and life sciences, forestry and environmental sciences, and veterinary medicine prepare young people for exciting opportunities.

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