In This Issue:

More ways to connect with FFVA

— Members can help strengthen the grower community, shape policy — Whether it’s labor, plant diseases or government regulations, Florida producers face myriad challenges day in and day out. To better meet the needs of the association and involve more members in its work, FFVA has launched a new, expanded lineup of committees that will [...]

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Farm labor contractor program enhances professionalism

After four years of teaching 12 separate classes in farm labor management, a team at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences last year created a comprehensive program to recognize farm labor supervisors and others who understand and play by the rules. The objective of the Certificate of Farm Labor Management program [...]

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Producer member profile — Bernard Egan & Co. – 100 years in citrus

Imagine trying to conduct business without a cell phone, computer or even a plain old land line telephone. That’s how running a business was in 1914, when an enterprising Irish immigrant named Joseph Bernard Egan decided to start a company that supplied citrus fruit to the northeastern United States. Egan had arrived in New York [...]

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Trade associate member update — Agribusiness Development/ Hillsborough County Economic Development Department

- Helping agriculture grow – An FFVA trade associate member, Hillsborough County’s Economic Development Department brings together the resources of community partners, organizations and other county agencies to create new opportunities for job creation and business growth throughout the region. Within the department is the Agribusiness Industry Development team. Simon Bollin manages the team’s efforts, [...]

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Flashback – 1960

– It’s Sweet Corn Time, 1960! (From United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association “Fresh Forum” publication, created by the United Merchandising Institute) Golly, everybody loves Florida sweet corn! And it’s here right now – Florida sweet corn enjoys distribution in all the states. The deal’s on, with advertising, publicity and all the trimmings. Spring’s here [...]

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Featured video – Join us at FFVA 2015

FFVA’s 72nd annual convention takes place Sept. 23-25 at The Breakers, Palm Beach. Watch a video preview of all the excitement here.

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