In This Issue:

Biopesticides — part of the tool chest

If you told someone who doesn’t work in agriculture that a mustard seed could be classified as a pesticide, they’d probably give you a funny look. Or how about balsam fir oil? These are examples of biopesticides. And according to some growers, that label is a problem. Two Florida growers, a researcher from a chemical [...]

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UF/IFAS teams to “chase big ideas”

— Special to the Harvester — By Jack Payne jackpayne@ufl.edu @JackPayneIFAS The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences already ranks in the top three land-grant universities in numbers of plant breeders, cultivars developed, and cultivars licensed for commercial propagation. We’re getting even stronger. We’ve just brought to the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and [...]

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Producer profile: Generation Farms – Helping generations of families grow stronger

Generation Farms comprises three farms that, working together, strive to be the premier vegetable and fruit supplier for the East Coast. The entity includes third-generation operation Coggins Farms, which began in 1945. Stanley Farms began growing Vidalia onions in 1975, although family patriarch R.T. Stanley began farming as a sharecropper in 1964. A third, Suwanee [...]

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Trade associate member update – Rehmann

FFVA trade associate member Rehmann (rehmann.com) has provided the following article as a special to the Harvester.  Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper. The firm’s cross-functional team approach gives clients direct access [...]

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Flashback – 1977 – FIRE!

From The Harvester, November 1977 Fire broke out in the FFVA headquarters building at 12:30 a.m., October 5, literally hours before the annual membership meeting set for the morning of October 6. Although damage was extensive inside the building – one wing was completely gutted – division functions housed in those offices are being carried [...]

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Featured video – Emerging leaders 2015-2016 highlights

The FFVA Emerging Leader Development Program’s Class 5 has graduated! Take a look back at the class members’ experiences over the past year.

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